The Copper Rocket Pub
106 Lake Ave., Maitland, 407-636-3171, letsmakeitathing.com
Locals were sad to hear of the Copper Rocket's closing last year, but it managed to cheat death by acquiring a new owner. The new management did a much-needed remodel, opening up sightlines, adding new furniture and creating a cleaner, brighter version of the beloved Maitland haunt. They ramped up their event schedule this year with a wide variety of live music, comedy and trivia. If you haven't stopped in for post-Enzian drinks, you have no one to blame but yourself.
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