Help me find a low-key party location in Orlando
June 13, 2014 7:28 AM Subscribe
I'm planning an alumni party for my workplace's residents and fellows who will be at the national annual meeting for our specialty. The conference is at the Orange County Convention Center. I'm looking for a place within walking distance of the conference, with good food (doesn't have to be fine dining, or anything, but needs to be tasty) and a pleasant ambiance where our doctors can catch up on what they've been up to for the past year. It'll be a Tuesday night in September.
posted by joannemerriam to Travel & Transportation around Orlando, FL (3 answers total)
I looked at Howl at the Moon but they look too noisy (duelling pianos in the next room over = probably not conducive to conversation). Most of the remainder of what I'm seeing on google maps looks like hotel restaurants, which I'm not against, but am hoping for something a bit more interesting (with more personality) if it's available.
The convention is in a different city every year. In the past, the places they have really enjoyed included a private room at a beach/marina-themed place, a place with a chocolate bar theme, and a semi-private balcony in a hipstery bar in Vancouver which had amazing hors d'oevres and no theme at all. The year we had it at a rock'n'roll-themed bowling/billiards place I got mixed reviews where some people loved it but some people thought it was too loud.
Proximity to the convention center is important, too.
This is always a challenge for me because I can never visit the venues to scout ahead. I'm hoping you all can help me again.