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World of Beer Downtown Orlando is more than just beer

Bar Exam: the what, where and why of Orlando drinking

  • PHOTO BY Jessica Bryce Young

World of Beer Downtown Orlando

431 E. Central Blvd., 407-270-5541,

After work or after hours?
After work

Beer/wine or liquor too?
Beer. All of the beer. But also wine and craft cocktails!

Check all that apply:
(X) fancy cocktails
☐ make ’em strong and keep ’em coming
(X) wine list (5 choices or more)
(X) craft beer
☐ beer: the usual suspects
(X) wide selection of bottles (more than 15)
(X) wide selection on tap (more than 15)

(X) Y
☐ N  

Smoking allowed?   
(X) Y
☐ N  
Smoking is OK on one side of the patio.

Outside drinking:  
(X) Y
☐ N  

(X) Y
☐ N  
They’ll even bring your dog a WOB water dish.

Bathrooms: nightmare or not bad?
Some of the nicest we’ve seen at any drinking establishment in Orlando — which comes in handy if a bird poos on your head, as happened to one of us.

(X) Y
☐ N  
What’s on? Sports

☐ Y
(X) N

Loud music or background music?  
Basic-bitch background pop, at a volume that’s loud enough for party time but not so loud you can’t have a convo.

Games? Check all that apply:
☐ pinball
☐ video
☐ pool
☐ darts
☐ other: _________

Essay question: Why should I drink here?  
Short answer: one of the best patios in town, wrapping around the building and facing Lake Eola. However, the real answer is the beer. Literally hundreds of choices from all over the world rotate through the taps and coolers, both seasonal choices and perma-faves, plus a decent wine list and hand-built craft cocktails. Add comically huge pretzels and “tavern taters,” and you’ve got a bar anyone can love.