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Wall Street Plaza

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Nine different bars on one block – Wall Street Plaza in Downtown Orlando sprawls over 10,000 feet of bar, nightclub and outdoor party space – space for dancing, drinking and socializing. Something for everyone – different dining and drinking options. Every Friday and Saturday night Wall Street turns into a Block Party – in the bars and on the street.

Each year, several annual events bring in thousands to celebrate together: RumFest, Cinco De Mayo, Mardi Gras, St. Patrick’s, Red, White and Brew, Margarita Fest, Super Block, New Years, Florida Music Festival and more! In addition to annual celebrations, many weekly parties and specials are always scheduled at the different bars, including bingo, karaoke, DJs, drink specials and drink games. Between the block parties and special events, Wall Street is one of the best spots for nightlife in Downtown Orlando.

Wall Street can’t be missed when visiting the downtown area. Just venture down Orange Avenue between East Washington Street and East Central Boulevard and you will find the party going on in Downtown Orlando – the street is designated for pedestrians only – no parking or traffic. The area can sometimes get loud and can be elbow-to-elbow crowded but it offers variety, strong drinks and that is what brings people back.

Often times there is a cover to enter Wall Street Plaza, especially on the weekends and for special events. The bar has no designated parking lot. Parking can be found on the street or in paid parking lots in the downtown area. Downtown parking prices change and range from $2-$15.

The 9 bars of Wall Street Plaza include: Wall Street Cantina, WaiTiki, Slingapours, Hen House, Monkey Bar, One Eyed Jack’s, Loaded Hog, The Globe and Tuk Tuk Room.

1. Wall Street Cantina

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The most recognized spot within Wall Street is the popular Wall Street Cantina. Located on the corner of North Orange Avenue it is the first bar going onto Wall Street. Decorated with colorful Southwest, Mexican and adventure themes Cantina is a popular, laid-back place for lunch, dinner & late night food. The menu serves up tasty Mexican dishes that are very reasonable. The Cantina always has people and can get busy, there are usually waitresses and offers plenty of seating both indoors and outdoors. Tuesday from 2pm-2am offers $2 tacos, $2 Corona, $2 Tequila shots and other specials. The Wall Street Cantina was nominated Best Outdoor Dining, Best After-work Bar and Best Margarita by Citysearch Orlando. The restaurant takes To-Go Orders, Reservations and more call (407)420-1515. The Cantina’s hours are Monday-Sunday 11am-2am, Lunch 11am-4pm, Happy Hour 4pm-7pm, Dinner Saturday and Sunday 5pm-11pm.

WaiTiki is a retro styled tiki lounge; the decor is open, airy, Hawaiian beach. You can find live reggae bands playing at Waitiki. Usually the bar serves strong drinks, the atmosphere is laid back and there is plenty of dancing. Friday night specials includes, “Phucket Fridays” serving Phucket Buckets for half price from 12 pm- 12 am. The bar also serves lunch, dinner and late night food with tropical flavors, fresh seafood, burgers, sandwiches and more. The café takes To-Go Orders, Lunch – 11am – 4pm, Happy Hour – 4pm – 7pm, Dinner Sat & Sun – 5pm – 11pm. Phone 407-481-1199.

3. Slingapours

Slingapours is the popular club dancing spot on Friday and Saturday night at Wall Street. The DJ’s at Slingapour’s usually play rap along with the top 40, Rock, Hip Hop and R&B. The crowd tends to get into the dancing and can sometimes get a little rowdy. There are two full bars and a VIP area. Slingapour’s is a popular place to host private parties and special events. The club advertises hosting a variety of parties from art shows to CD releases. Hours: Thursday – Saturday 9pm – 2am, Lunch – closed, Dinner Fri & Sat – 9pm – 11pm. Phone 407-420-1515.

4. Hen House

For something more intimate the Hen House, also known as the World’s Smallest Bordello is the spot on Wall Street. Hen House offers craft beers, unique liquors and apple pie moonshine. The cocktail waitresses and bar staff work in little corset-hen outfits and is somewhat racy. Hen House is a comfortable to grab a good drink. Hen House hours are Monday-Saturday 8 pm – 2am and closed on Sunday.

5. Monkey Bar

For the sophisticated bar atmosphere, martini drinkers should head to the Monkey Bar on Wall Street. Monkey Bar is a lounge that offers a very special, beautiful upstairs hideaway that provides a view of the Downtown Orlando nightlife. A bit more upscale than the other Wall Street bars, Monkey Bar is affords more of aa lounge atmosphere and invites drinkers to relax, socialize and people watch. Drink specialties offered on the menu even include an oversized martini. Happy hour is a good time to stop at Monkey Bar Tuesday-Friday 5pm-7pm. Monkey Bar also offers food for dinner. Hours are Tuesday- Friday 5pm -2am, Saturday 9pm – 2am, it is closed for lunch, happy hour is 5pm- 7pm and dinner is Tuesday – Saturday 5pm – 11pm. For To-Go Orders, Reservations and information call 407-481-1199.

6. One Eyed Jack’s

One Eyed Jack’s is a popular drinking bar with a casual, coastal and pirate-like atmosphere. The bar is decorated with fishing themes and rustic furniture. The brick walls have unique painted murals. The bar is smaller than some other Wall Street spots. One Eyed Jack’s is a separate bar from the rest of Wall Street Cantina but walking from one to the other is less than a block. At One Eyed Jack’s watch a game or play bar games- spin the Shot Wheel and crate your own One Eyed Jack’s story, ½ priced appetizers $2.50 Coronas during happy hour from 4pm-7pm Monday-Friday. One Eyed Jack’s has a stage up front with a pole that offers a dance spot for those girls and guys who have had plenty to drink and is often a great joke for all. Trivia is also held at One Eyed Jack’s every Wednesday night. Led by Curtis Earth Trivia teams of 3-4 people compete with their knowledge for prizes. Games are held at 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm. A food menu is available at One Eyed Jack’s. Hours here are Monday- Sunday 11 am- 2 am, Lunch served 11 am- 4pm, Happy Hour 4pm-7pm, Dinner Saturday & Sunday 5pm- 11pm dinner and late night menu.

7. Loaded Hog

For a more mellow drinking experience try the Loaded Hog – Wall Street’s Watering Hole. The Loaded-Hog boasts a cozy, fun, welcoming, regular’s atmosphere. It is a good spot for a casual beer. It is a dive bar with a few tables and chairs and the bar to crowd around and talk. Enjoy the “Dumpster Dive”, pay $1.00 and receive whatever beer is grabbed from the cooler! Loaded Hog’s Hours are Monday- Sunday 11am-2am, Lunch 11am-4pm, Happy Hour 4pm-7pm and Dinner Saturday and Sunday 5pm-11pm.

8. The Globe

The Globe is upscale, loungy and relaxed similar to Cantina and Monkey Bar. There are tables to sit at and eat and drink. Both Tuk Tuk and The Globe offer great people viewing to the rest of Wall Street. There is no dress code, attire is usually casual and going out-outfits.

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