Southern Nights 375 S. Bumby Ave., 407-412-5039; southernnightsorl.com
After work or after hours? Happy hour is good, but the place is usually really hopping on weekend nights.
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 (even if you can bring your dog to the club, please don’t)
Bathrooms: nightmare or not bad? Not bad
Bag hooks? ☐ Y ☒ N
TVs? ☒ Y ☐ N
What's on? When we visited during happy hour, a news show was on, but most people don’t really come here to watch TV.
DJs? SometimesLoud music or background music?
Loud during club nights; no music was playing at all during our happy hour visit. Essay question: Why should I drink here?
This bar has changed its name many times – from Southern Nights in the 1990s to Revolution to RBarr and now back again to Southern Nights – but what’s important is that the proprietors know what a good gay bar needs to succeed: Hot guys, cute girls, drag shows, pajama parties, more hot guys, dance nights and 2-4-1 drink specials during happy hour.