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Vanbarry's Public House is what South Orlando has needed for a long time



Vanbarry's Public House

Address/phone/web: 4120 S. Orange Ave., 407-704-8881,

After work or after hours? After work

Beer/wine or liquor too? Full bar

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

TVs? ☒ Y ☐ N

What's on? The game(s).

DJs? ☐ Y ☒ N

Loud music or background music? Loud, but not intolerable. On a recent Friday night, there were live acoustic acts, as well as an unusually eclectic mix of '80s and '90s music playing between sets.

Games? Check all that apply:

☐ pinball
☐ video
☐ pool
☐ darts
☒ other: Lots of board games

Essay question: Why should I drink here?  

Vanbarry's is the kind of gathering place South Orlando/Conway has needed for a long time. It doesn't cater to any one type of person – it's a low-key hang that's welcoming to all. The food is good, there's plenty of covered outdoor seating on the patio, and on weekends, the firepit is a good place to kick back with a group.


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