Entertainment – About Orlando https://aboutorlando.com Insider Tips for Orlando Florida Thu, 07 Nov 2019 20:15:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.5 Blue Martini Orlando https://aboutorlando.com/blue-martini-orlando/ Tue, 16 Feb 2016 21:18:52 +0000 https://aboutorlando.com/?p=4324 Live music and great Happy Hour deals at Blue Martini Orlando now located at Pointe Orlando on International Drive near the Orange County Convention Center.

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Looking for the hottest bar on International Drive? Blue Martini located at Pointe Orlando offers music, dancing, cocktails and more. This popular Orlando nightclub, originally located at the Mall of Millenia, caters to tourists as well as locals at the International Drive location. Conveniently located just a short distance from the Orange County Convention Center, Blue Martini brings live entertainment and great drink specials to the already booming nightlife at Pointe Orlando.

Places and Spaces

Indoors and outdoors with a transitioning bar in between. All cool and comfortable (yes, even the outside patio). Ceiling fans and an impressive A/C system do a great job here making sure patrons remain as cool as can be, even on warm summer days.

There are large screen, high definition TV’s scattered throughout the bar – enough to satisfy sports fans, but not so many as to even consider this a sports bar.

Designed for entertaining, Blue Martini can segregate sections of the venue for private or semi-private parties – everything from an fun outing for 6 to an intimate party with 1000 of your closest friends.

Cocktails and More

Who doesn’t feel even a little bit sexy holding a stemmed Martini Glass? You’ll find over 40 specialty martinis and cocktails on the menu, but feel free to make requests of the knowledgeable bar staff if your favorite isn’t on the list. Choose one of the classics like the traditional Cosmopolitan or be daring and go for the decadent Chocolate Martini, all of which are served in your own mini shaker to keep the contents chilled.

The signature, name-sake martini is perfect for those who enjoy a sweet drink. The ‘Blue Martini’ is comprised of Van Gogh Blue Vodka, Cointreau, Blue Curacao, sour mix and orange juice. Though surprisingly not served in a martini glass, this tropical drink fills an over-sized snifter and is garnished with a blue glow stick and colorful orchid.

You’re not limited to ordering just martinis here. The wine list is also impressive (and very affordable during Happy Hour) and beer is offered by the bottle and on tap.

Getting Hungry?

I don’t usually consider going to a bar for dinner, but Blue Martini serves a surprising selection of very tasty dishes. The satisfying Thai Chicken served over Napa Cabbage Slaw and the Beef Tenderloin with fingerling potatoes are two of the Signature Dishes that are both very impressive and beautifully presented. The Beef & Portabella flatbread at Blue is a must order item that is tasty, plentiful and perfect for sharing.

Happenings

Whether a DJ spinning top 40 mixes or a live band performing upbeat dance tunes, music is an every evening occurrence at Blue Martini. Check the online schedule for performers and start times.

An abundance of Happy Hours every day of the week make the pricey martinis a little easier to swallow. Monday through Friday you’ll find discounts on all drinks and most menu items from 4 – 8 pm and on Saturday and Sunday from 3 – 8 pm. Another reason for taking advantage of the happy hour is that Wednesday through Saturday there is a $10 + cover charge. The most popular night is Wednesday when ladies receive free admission and half off drinks all night.

Throughout the year, Blue Martini hosts a bevy of holiday and special events, from the Little Black Dress Party in July to their ultra sexy themed Halloween costume party in October.

Tips

Where to Park for the Blue Martini at Pointe Orlando:
Blue Martinin Orlando is located at Pointe Orlando on International Drive. The Pointe Orlando complex offers a parking garage that can be accessed from International Drive or Pointe Plaza Avenue. There is a fee for parking in the garage. Blue Martini does not validate parking. Be aware that there is a good walk from the parking garage to the venue. Valet parking is also available in front of Capital Grill (on International Drive).
Dress Code:
As casual as most of Orlando tourist spots are, take note that Blue Martini does have a dress code. What exactly it is seems to be open for interpretation. It is best to call ahead if in doubt.
Cover Charge:
Some nights you might find a hefty cover charge to enter the Blue Martini. Again, something you wouldn’t expect at most Orlando bars. If this is a concern, be sure to call before heading out. For the budget conscious, the daily happy hour deals are some of the best around.

Location

Blue Martini Orlando
Pointe Orlando
9101 International Drive, Suite 1182
Orlando Florida 32819

407-447-2583

Guests must be at least 21 years old to enter

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Outdoor Movies in Orlando https://aboutorlando.com/outdoor-movies-orlando/ Fri, 05 Jun 2015 03:44:43 +0000 https://aboutorlando.com/?p=3417 Looking for a free movie under the stars? Each month several locations in the Orlando area will feature outdoor movies. See Tips for watching an Outdoor Movie Orlando.

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Where to find a free outdoor movie in Orlando.  Family movies, classic movies and kids movies for a movie under the stars.  Tips for watching an outdoor movie at AboutOrlando.com

Free Outdoor Movies in Orlando:

A popular trend for family entertainment is watch a movie under the stars. Due to our warm year round temperatures, here in Central Florida, you’ll be able to find an outdoor movies every month of the year.

Popcorn Flicks in the Park
One of the more popular outdoor movie events for kids and adults in Central Florida. Sponsored by the Enzian, movies are usually presented on the second Thursday of the month. You’ll find an eclectic mix of classic movies at this location – everything from classic black & white films to movies with holiday themes.
Central Park in Downtown Winter Park

Wednesday Night Pitcher Show 
Held on the front lawn at the Enzian Theater. Drinks and food are available before and during the shows that are shown on select Wednesday evenings beginning at 8 pm. Come early for movie trivia and Jell-o shots – this outdoor movie is not recommended for children.  It is also doubtful that they will allow coolers with food and drinks.
Enzian in Maitland

Food Truck Friday & Movie in the Park
On the third Friday of the month you’ll find food trucks for dining and a free movie in the park on the outdoor screen. Hosted by the City of Ocoee, the event begins at 6 pm.
Bill Breeze Park in Ocoee

Cranes Roost Sunset Cinema
Watch a family-friendly movie on the second Saturday of the month. Come early and take a nice walk around the lake at Uptown Altamonte before the movie starts. In addition to the many restaurants located nearby, there will also be food and beverages available for purchase at the event.
Uptown Altamonte in Altamonte Springs

Each month Leu Gardens presents an outdoor Date Night Movie on the first Friday of the month. Admission is $6 for adults and $3 for children (K – 12th grade). A dinner picnic basket and alcoholic beverages are allowed.

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