358 N. Park Ave., Winter Park; 407-636-7020; parksocialwinterpark.com
After work or after hours? After hours
Beer/wine or liquor too? All three, but cocktails are the main focus.
Check all that apply:
☒ fancy cocktails
☐ make 'em strong and keep 'em coming
☐ wine list (5 choices or more)
☒ craft beer
☒ beer: the usual suspects
☐ wide selection of bottles/cans (more than 15)
☐ wide selection on tap (more than 15)
Food? Y ☒ N ☐
Smoking allowed inside? Y ☐ N ☒
Outside drinking? Y ☐ N ☐
Dog-friendly? Y ☐ N ☒
Bathrooms: nightmare or not bad? Not bad
Bag hooks? Y ☒ N ☐
TVs? Y ☐ N ☒
DJs? Y ☒ N ☐Live music? Y ☒ N ☐
The music matches the decor: loud and retro (Prince – “I Wanna Be Your Lover”, Debbie Deb – “When I Hear Music,” Carl Carlton – “She’s a Bad Mama Jama”)
Games? Check all that apply:
☒ other: Plenty of vintage board games available to play with.
Relive the era of coke spoons and key parties at Park Social. The Park Avenue sort-of speakeasy is decked out in vintage furniture and decor that creates a bit of a Boogie Nights vibe. They may be a little carefree with their opening times, but the party doesn’t really get going until late into the night. Classic cocktails like Old Fashioneds and Bee’s Knees share space on the menu with original creations like the Dr. Bruce Banner or the Screwball. A decent selection of tasty light bites are available from Boca’s kitchen downstairs, making this a decent option if you want to grab a bite and a drink without having to wait for a table.