What is the best Orlando nightlife?

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Susan Barnes
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Nightlife in Orlando isn’t quite the same as most big cities; the conglomeration of theme parks skews the age quotient down quite a bit, but that doesn’t mean singles and childless couples can’t have some fun. If you’re staying at or near Walt Disney World, make your way to Downtown Disney. The night comes alive when the sun sets, and while the famed Pleasure Island is going through renovations and a complete overhaul, you can still have a blast at Raglan Road Irish Pub & Bar, Fuego by Sosa Cigars and Paradiso 37. Who knows - maybe your favorite band will be playing at the House of Blues.

Over at Universal Orlando, CityWalk has bars and restaurants that offer a more adult type of entertainment. Live music dominates this area; make your way to martinis at Red Coconut Club; live music at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, Bob Marley - a Tribute to Freedom, Pat O’Brien’s for dueling pianos or even Hard Rock Live. Dance the night away at the Groove or salsa it up at Latin Quarter. If karaoke’s your thing, let your inner rock star out at Rising Star.

And if you want to get away from the parks, try downtown Orlando or International Drive, both of which are chock full of nightlife and a little ways out from all the mascot-inspired rides and restaurants.

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