Your Happy Hour Guide: Outdoor Dining in Central Florida

Sip drinks from margaritas to craft beer and enjoy savory light bites at these top spots for outdoor happy hour.

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The weather in Central Florida is usually warm and sunny, making it the ideal destination for outdoor dining. With so much to see and do, it’s ideal to get a start on your evening with some local happy hour deals! 

STK Orlando

This isn’t your average American chophouse. You’ll soon realize that this two-story steakhouse is a step above your traditional restaurant. With ambient lighting, a DJ in the main dining area, an incredible rooftop terrace overlooking the excitement of Disney Springs, and an outdoor patio lounge, STK Orlando is the perfect place to start your night. 

Take advantage of happy hour from 3-6 p.m. daily where you can indulge in half-price specialty cocktails, $10 Justin Cabernet and VieVité Rosé, and $2 to $8 food specials. For the late-night crew, enjoy $8 cocktails at the lounge Thursday through Sunday from 10 p.m. to close. 

Tapa Toro

Come and stay a while at Tapa Toro Tapas Bar & Paella Pit where you’ll delight in a vibrant tapas menu, extensive selection of imported wines, and a unique paella pit just waiting for you. Locally family owned, this journey of Spanish flavors is ideal for those starting the night near ICON Park and surrounding areas. 

Take a seat at the outdoor patio every day from 3-6 p.m. and sip on half-price house wine, beer, and sangria, or enjoy 2 for 1 drinks and half-price cocktail pitchers for the table. With live music and dancers, it’s an entertainment spot as much as a delicious culinary experience. 

American Social Bar & Kitchen

Welcome to social hour at American Social Bar & Kitchen. Catch the game on the large screen TVs and socialize with your friends and family. Whether you chow down in the main inside dining area or eat your favorites outside beneath the fans or heaters (depending on when you visit!), you’ll have a great time. 

Every Monday to Friday from 4-7 p.m. and Saturdays 3-6 p.m., relax and enjoy half-price drinks and $3-$10 appetizers. Having a late night? Come in at 10 p.m. to midnight and take advantage of the savings as well! Also, come for Salsa Night Wednesdays for $7 Bacardi Rum and $20 beer buckets for the adults at your table. 

Yard House

Located at ICON Park, Yard House is the place for the best varieties of beer to pair with the globally inspired menu. The food selection is made of more than 100 made-from-scratch favorites with 130 draft beers on tap to choose from. 

With large screen TVs, cozy outdoor seating, and views of the nearby attractions, happy hour at Yard House is all you need to get the night going. Monday through Friday from 3-6 p.m. and Monday through Wednesday 10 p.m. to close, happy hour begins. Take your time and choose the $2 off beer, wine, spirits, and cocktails selection and then chow down on half-price select appetizers and all pizzas. Because what’s a better pair than beer and a delicious pizza? 

Paradiso 37, Taste of the Americas

If you’re getting ready to spend an evening out at Disney Springs, consider starting at Paradiso 37. Not only do they have an order patio with plenty of seating to watch the world go by or have an intimate conversation, but the drinks and food will also prepare you for a night of dancing, bowling, or simply strolling around the shops. 

Take a load off Monday through Sunday and enjoy the Triple 5s and Triple 7s! The Triple 5s are served 3-5 p.m. and include $5 margaritas, beers, and sangria. And you guessed it – the Triple 7s served 5-8 p.m. include $7 margaritas, beers, and sangria. You can also stock up on delicious food at the bar or to go. 

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar

Feel the rhythm of the music as you sit outside the twinkling lights of the courtyard or move it to the inside bar with ample seating. House of Blues is a classic Disney Springs spot for enjoying great drinks and incredible bites with the whole family. The laid-back atmosphere is the perfect vibe when the sun goes down. 

From open to 6 p.m. Monday through Sunday, get a load of the courtyard and bar for specials on drinks and food. You’ll get $2 off beer, $5 house wine and well liquors of your choice, and $6 margaritas and Long Island iced teas. For food specials, be sure to sit at the bar. The live music and ambience will surely start your night off right! 

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