Its setting is surreal: Red Fox, attached to the Best Western Mt. Vernon Inn, looks like an unsavory dive from the outside. But once inside, you're transported to a small, dim club room, all dark wood and deep-red wallpaper. Its claims to fame include stiff drinks, a frisky set of geriatric regulars, and Mark and Lorna, the dear pair of lounge singers who perform five nights a week.
Having trouble finding Tanqueray's? Look down! It's located below street level in what used to be a bank vault. Perhaps this lingering smell of money is why the establishment is a popular happy hour spot for Orlando's attorneys and other dealmakers. Tanqueray's has an extremely loyal clientele who claim it is a haven from the usual tourist mobs. These same locals rave about the bartenders' skill at pouring a Guinness pint as well as the – couldn't you guess – Tanqueray Martinis. Several nights a week there are excellent live jazz, rock, or blues bands. Dressy casual.
Exposed brick walls and dim lighting characterize the interior of this charming space. Great cocktails and a respectable wine selection set Cleo's apart from other neighborhood bars, and the atmosphere, enhanced by live guitar music, is conducive to quiet conversation. If you wish to come when the action's been kicked up a few notches, hit the fun weekly karaoke night.
Located at the EPCOT ® Resort, this piano lounge offers a relaxing way to end a long day of sightseeing and thrill riding. The musicians here are well trained and know every song imaginable, from the "Let it Be" to "Purple Rain," but are at their best when they are vying against one another in their own rendition of "Dueling Pianos." Of course, since the place is intimate and seating can be at a premium at times, make sure you get here early if you want to grab a table. Full bar.