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Casual hang Sportstown is a linchpin of the Milk District

Bar Exam: The what, where and why of Orlando drinking



2414 E. Robinson St.

After work or after hours?

Beer/wine or liquor too?
Beer, beer and more beer and, like, three wines.

Check all that apply:
☐ fancy cocktails
☐ make ’em strong and keep ’em coming
☐ wine list (5 choices or more)
(X) craft beer
(X) beer: the usual suspects
(X) wide selection of bottles (more than 15)
☐ wide selection on tap (more than 15)

(X) Y
☐ N   
Nothing fancy, just sandwiches, tacos and the like, but if you like your tater tots covered in a wide variety of stuff, this is the place for you.

Smoking allowed?
(X) Y
☐ N   

Outside drinking?
(X) Y
☐ N   

(X) Y
☐ N   
Not inside the bar, but they’re welcome on the patio out back.

Bathrooms: nightmare or not bad?
Not bad.

(X) Y
☐ N   
What’s on?
Sports. Go figure.

☐ Y
(X) N

Loud music or background music?  
It can be a little loud, but not conversation-killing. Depending on who’s pumping money into the TouchTunes box, you may hear anything from Slayer to Daft Punk to the Clash.

Games? Check all that apply:
☐ pinball
(X) video
(X) pool
(X) darts
(X) shuffleboard
(X) other: All the games. Ping pong, basketball free throw machine, skee-ball, air hockey, cornhole, a couple of retro video game consoles spread around and pretty much every board game you can think of.

Essay question: Why should I drink here?     
Sportstown is one of the linchpins of the Milk District. It’s weird that it has a very no-frills kind of vibe despite the seemingly endless number of frills it offers. Beer is plentiful and generally pretty cheap, particularly on weekdays; rental prices for pool tables and other games won’t break the bank, either. Whether you’re looking for an after-work hang, pregaming for a later event in the District, or just want to go to a place where there’s something to do while you drink, Sportstown may just have what you’re looking for.

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