- Photo by OW staff
Wally’s Mills Avenue Liquors
1001 N. Mills Ave.
After work or after hours?
All of the above.
Beer/wine or liquor too?
So much liquor.
Check all that apply:
☐ fancy cocktails
(X) make ’em strong and keep ’em coming
☐ wine list (5 choices or more)
☐ craft beer
(X) beer: the usual suspects
(X) wide selection of bottles (more than 15)
☐ wide selection on tap (more than 15)
Bathrooms: nightmare or not bad?
It’s not the Four Seasons or anything, but not bad. Be prepared to make a new friend, as both bathrooms are fairly cramped.
news, sports, video poker
Loud music or background music?
TouchTunes is pretty loud, but if no one pays, nothing plays. When it is on, though, you’ll hear everything from AC/DC to Frankie Goes to Hollywood; and don’t be surprised if the customers erupt into a full-bar sing-along.
Games? Check all that apply:
(X) other: bar-top video poker, trivia, etc.
Essay question: Why should I drink here?
Wally’s has been an Orlando institution for as long as anyone still drinking can remember. (In fact, they celebrate their 60th anniversary this weekend: See This Little Underground on page 41.) Wally’s serves the strongest drinks (a rum and Coke looks like ginger ale), has the longest hours (open 7:30 a.m. to 2 a.m., Monday through Saturday), sells package goods later than anyone from their storefront/table area and has the best wallpaper in town. Local celebrattorney John Morgan is known to pop in unannounced from time to time and buy a round for the bar. Cash only.