Find the Best Things to Do in Ivanhoe Village

About Ivanhoe Village

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Formerly known as "Antiques Row," Ivanhoe Village is -- for now, anyway -- still a name you can drop and hear some locals ask, "Where's that?" Its monthly "First Friday" event brings musicians to out the sidewalks as revelers stroll from shop to cafe, enjoying specials along with the sense of community.

See & Do

North of Downtown Orlando, you'll find Ivanhoe Village, a neighborhood known for its galleries, boutiques and beautiful green spaces. Those looking to get wet might enjoy jet-skiing or stand-up paddleboarding before hitting the shops, bars and restaurants of the neighborhood. The First Friday Art Walk is a great time to explore a less touristy section of Orlando.

Eat

Ivanhoe Village dining runs the gamut from venerable greasy spoons like Brian's Restaurant to the charming White Wolf Cafe, where you can grab all three squares, enjoy the full bar and hear live jazz on Friday nights. From pizza to classic Italian and Greek to the frosty creations of Teal's Twisted Bliss, it's worth showing up hungry if you're planning on spending time in this part of town.

Party

The list of places in which to enjoy a beverage in this part of town seems to be growing exponentially. Try the well-appointed digs of the Imperial Wine Room at Washburn Imports, where every sconce, bench and carved rosewood panel is for sale, or the airy patio and creative cocktails of the Hammered Lamb. On a budget? Visit the homey Hideaway or the Caboose to make new friends and down cheap drinks. Aren't walkable neighborhoods great?

Shop

This area, until recently, was often called "Antiques Row." Despite the change, shops in which to acquire vintage goods are plentiful. 1618 Something Different is just one example, a place where you might find furniture straight out of "Mad Men," while Rock & Roll Heaven is a cluttered, dusty, vinyl-lovers wonderland. Boom-Art by Rogers showcases colorful, one-of-a-kind works, from fridge magnets to sizable pop-art pieces showcasing famous celebrities and characters. The artist/proprietor is quite a character himself.