Velvet Bar at the Hard Rock Hotel Orlando

I love the Velvet Bar at the Hard Rock Hotel Orlando. It's cool, but without trying to be pretentious. Our family has season passes to Universal. We have fun going to the parks quite regularly, but my kids are old enough to go on their own and my husband doesn't enjoy the rides. Often the two of us will spend our time wandering around the grounds of Universal Orlando checking out various restaurants and bars while the kids enjoy the rides & such.

One afternoon strolling around we thought it'd be fun to check out the lounge housed in the Hard Rock Hotel. I love the look here; sleek yet comfortable. You'll find music memorabilia dotting the walls and there are a couple of TV’s showing the music videos being heard throughout the lounge. 
Velvet Bar Hard Rock Hotel Orlando


Velvet Bar Hard Rock Hotel Orlando

Velvet Bar Hard Rock Hotel Orlando
Velvet Bar Hard Rock Hotel Orlando
We found a cozy seating area and checked out the bar menu.  One of the reasons I enjoy this lounge is that they offer a great cocktail menu; where you'll find a number of specialty drinks for $5.75 during their daily happy hour from 5pm-7pm. These drinks aren't your usual standbys either. You'll also find a small, but decent selection of crafts beers available.
Velvet Bar Hard Rock Hotel Orlando


Drink Menu Velvet Bar Hard Rock Hotel Orlando

Cocktails at Velvet Bar Hard Rock Hotel Orlando

Cocktails at Velvet Bar Hard Rock Hotel Orlando
There is a small bar menu offering up some tasty options if you'd like a bite. The Velvet Bar also has bar snacks available on the tables; always a nice touch. We've ordered food here a couple of times and have not been disappointed.  My husband & I loved the BLT and found it to be plenty to share.
BLT at Velvet Bar Hard Rock Hotel Orlando
We came to the parks for Christmas Eve and thought the kids might like going over to the Hard Rock Hotel.  Though the Velvet Bar is just for folks over 21 they will serve you food & drinks in the hotel lobby.  We had a memorable meal enjoying our food & drinks while watching Elf on a big screen.
Martini Velvet Bar Hard Rock Hotel Orlando
The Velvet Bar is worth a stroll over.  Take a break from the parks and enjoy some tasty libations in a hip atmosphere.  The service is friendly and if you decide to enjoy a couple of cocktails they will validate your parking as well. I find it to be my favorite place to escape the theme park crowds.

~March 2013 Visit
The Velvet Bar at the Hard Rock Hotel Orlando
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