Econo Lodge International Drive at Universal
7102 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819
Phone: (407) 313-1090
Fax: (407) 313-1091
Bars & Cafes
Lucky Leprechaun Irish Pub is situated in a shopping center near all of the tourist attractions on International Drive. It feels like stepping right into Ireland when you head inside and take it all in. The atmosphere is created with plenty of dark woods and emerald green throughout. The walls are covered with Irish flags, soccer jerseys, and plenty of other Irish decorations. Lucky Leprechaun Irish Pub is Orlando's Official Celtic Supporters Club and shows all of the team's games. This friendly neighborhood pub even welcomes children and smokers. Sit either inside or outside, and enjoy karaoke every day of the week starting at 9. The hearty menu features favorite Irish dishes, like shepherd's pie, fish and chips, and plenty of drink specials too. - Diane Dilov-Schultheis
Conveniently situated just off International Drive and Universal Boulevard in southwest Orlando in the Dr. Phillips area, Fresco Italian Restaurant & Market offers a casual setting and great food. It is a family-owned restaurant, but that's not all. It also has a wine bar, an espresso bar and includes a deli-style market that sells a nice variety of items, so you can take some home to enjoy too. Décor is cozy and relaxing. The service is good, and the food served is tasty, fresh and created from traditional Italian favorites that are cooked to perfection. - Diane Dilov-Schultheis
Club Hush is located just off International Drive on Universal Boulevard and is the place to go for late night gatherings. This club has an upscale ambiance with the biggest dance floor around, friendly staff, lots of VIP amenities and fabulous entertainment. There is a huge main room featuring two unique bars and an outside patio, but all the fun is happening in the VIP lounge areas. The Moroccan Lounge offers Moroccan design, comfy red velvet couches and hookahs. The White Room presents Italian white leather couches, lighted tables and glass walls for seclusion. The Stage VIP includes black leather couches and overlooks the main stage and dance floor. The Tantra Lounge has red vinyl couches a sake bar and laser light show.
Bar Louie's is a top watering hole on the Orlando social scene, extending its popularity with several locations across the country. Famous for their Happy Hours, guests can enjoy half-off on drinks and one-dollar burgers in a laid-back atmosphere. Select from imported beer, local microbrews, fine wine and inventive cocktails like La Fresca and Effen Good. Match that with America classic fare - Backyard BBQ Burger, Drunken Fish & Chips, Blackened Salmon Sliders and Voodoo Chicken are some of the favorites.
Ocean Prime, located in Rialto just southwest of downtown Orlando, is a modern American supper club serving a nice variety of fresh seafood and steaks. Its beautiful interior, low lighting, and sheer curtains offer an electric, pleasurable and stylish environment for a meal or cocktails. Enjoy your feast in the stunning open-air terrace, the elegant main dining room or one of two private dining rooms available. Sip on your favorite drink in the energetic lounge or piano bar area serving first-rate wines and other specialty cocktails. Ocean Prime provides impeccable service and a truly lavish setting for a memorable evening.
Located at the Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando, Jake's American Bar is a perfect spot to unwind after a day of fun and thrills. Dedicated to Royal Pacific Airway's renowned pilot, Captain Jake McNally, this all American bar offers a refined yet relaxed atmosphere to enjoy drinks and food with family or friends. Decorated in retro aviation memorabilia and antiques, the spacious lounge presents a casual ambiance that fits the character of this place. The menu features a good variety of appetizers, salads, sandwiches and entrees that can be paired with eccentric cocktails, wines or beers.
Brick House Tavern + Tap is an upscale sports bar located on International Drive. It boasts more than 30 flatscreen televisions showcasing live sporting action and is a gathering spot on game nights. Grab a pint from their unrivaled beer collection including hand-pulled cask beer, imports and local micro brews on tap. Their beer cocktails deserve a special mention. It includes inventive blends with tequila and Bailey’s in the Milwaukee Margarita and Irish Car Bomb respectively. Famous for their meatballs, savor drunken pork meatballs, black & bleu burger, kobe brick pizza and mac & cheese.
Hungry? Walk in here, grab a plate and proceed down the long row of tables, scooping up what you crave. Soups, salads, pastas and muffins are there for the eating. It's an all-you-can-eat affair, with chicken, noodles and veggies tossed into all the lip-smacking dishes. Potatoes, and, as the name suggests, tomatoes rule the roost, with a variety of options. The breads are another delight, piping hot and with nuts embedded in them. If this has failed to quell those hunger pangs, move on to the desserts—fresh fruit and yogurt for the health conscious and cheery cherry cobbler for those who have a high metabolism rate!
It's not easy to create anything approaching the atmosphere of a real English pub, but some good efforts have been made, and Cricketers Arms is one of them. A barley lover's haven, this pub offers a collection of 20 hand drawn ales, bitters, stouts, lagers and domestic drafts, served in a cozy atmosphere featuring a fireplace and lots of wood. Nibbles include both American fare and such traditional British favorites as fish and chips or cottage pie.
This high-end steak house is making a splash among the Orlando elite. Expensive and plush with dark wood paneling and impeccable service, this newcomer to the steakhouse scene lures the high-roller crowd and is the popular choice for high-level business meetings. In an atmosphere of mahogany paneling and linen tablecloths, patrons feast on 20-ounce New York strip sirloins and 24-ounce porterhouse steaks. Meals end with Godiva chocolate cake and the wine list boasts 175 offerings. Reservations recommended. A full bar is available.
Artists at work are the lure of this restaurant/studio that relies on some of the region's most creative folks to provide the dining atmosphere. In this environment, tapas and other finger foods are the cuisine of choice, including such selections as Baked Artichoke and Crabmeat Dip, Mango Duck Quesadilla, and Dijon Chicken Skewers. There is also a substantial wine list, along with a full bar. This warmly-colored lounge is intimate and laid-back, and the servers are real pros. Every wall is covered in artwork made by local artists, some of it made right in the cafe itself! Each piece of art on the walls is for sale, so at Cafe Tu Tu Tango, you can have your cake and buy a painting of it, too!
This restaurant belongs to the 'Friendly's' chain of restaurants and is a casual cross between an ice cream parlor and a diner, with just enough variety to please everyone. 'Friendly' staff and a relaxed pace put you at ease the moment you walk through the door. Equally pleasing are the spacious booths, quick service and food that satisfies your comfort cravings for hamburgers, salads, French fries, mashed potatoes, gravy and, don't forget, ice cream. It serves up fresh ice cream in a variety of unusual flavors, as well as your favorites. It also offers kid's meals when you purchase any adult meal.