Whether you like your drink on the rocks or frozen, we’ve got you covered for National Margarita Day. To honor the occasion, we’ve compiled a list of the best Central Florida bars to find yourself a Monday pick-me-up. It’s always happy hour somewhere, right?


This no-frills underground bar draws in locals and newcomers alike. Come for the drink specials, and stay for the live music, oftentimes an eclectic mix of funk, jazz and the blues.

On Monday through Friday, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tanqueray’s is the place to sip your favorite cocktail. Every drink is half-off during this happy hour, so feel free to let loose and have more than one.

 Located at 100 S. Orange Ave.

Eden Bar

This cozy outdoor bar is connected to the Enzian Theater, the perfect place for you to catch that artsy indie film you’ve been dying to see.

Every weekday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., stop in before the movie starts for fruity cocktail for only $6.

Located at 1300 S. Orlando Ave., Maitland.

Bar Louie

This sophisticated venue offers a reprieve from the crowds and beer-flooded floors of Knight Library or Knights Pub.

Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., enjoy $5.25 martinis, plus half-off select appetizers and flatbreads.

Located at 4100 N. Alafaya Trail.


If you have time to take the trip, Margaritaville is so convinced you’ll like its cocktails that they're in the name. Drive out after classes to enjoy the island atmosphere as you sip a cool drink and munch on a cheeseburger in paradise.

Plus, after you’ve had your fill of volcano nachos and mango-ritas, you can dance the night away at one of City Walk’s bustling nightclubs.

Located at 6000 Universal Studios Plaza, Orlando.

Chuy’s Tex Mex

Chuy’s gives you options when it comes to enjoying that perfect 'rita. Want your cocktail on the rocks? Frozen? Strawberry? Twisted or dotted? Chuy’s has you covered, and all of its drinks are made with fresh-squeezed lime juice.

Come in Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. for Happy Hour, when house margaritas are only $5.

Located at 1434 N. Alafaya Trail.


Deanna Ferrante is a Digital Producer for the Central Florida Future. Follow her on Twitter @deannaferrante or email her at

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