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Sidebar is the perfect watering hole for a post-work bitch session



Side Bar
118 S. Orange Ave., 407-649-0000;

After work or after hours? The after-work happy hour is where it’s at, but expect the bar-hopping crowd to show up late.

Beer/wine or liquor too? All of the above

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 (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 ☐

What’s on? Sports, CNN, slideshows and videos from The Chive

DJs? Y ☐ N ☒

Live music? Y ☐ N ☒

Loud music or background music? Background, a mix of rap and Top 40
A few songs we heard: The music was so unobtrusive that nothing actually stands out

Games? Check all that apply:
☐ pinball
☐ video
☐ pool
☐ darts
☒ other: TDigital darts, photobooth

Essay question: Why should I drink here?  
This bar is a clean, well-lighted place where you can catch up with a friend for a post-work libation ($3 Tullamore Dew and flavored vodkas during happy hour, folks), bring a co-worker for a post-work bitch session or meet a Tinder date for the first time if you don’t want to give up too much information about yourself. The atmosphere is basic bitch (we mean that in a good way), which is sometimes all you want a bar to be.


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