February 18, 2014

Bars in Orlando ~ The Courtesy Bar

I like the vibe of The Courtesy Bar in downtown Orlando. The space is small, but it's a visual delight with a charming look about the place. It reminds me of what Anthroploogie would look like if they made and intimate bar to enjoy handcrafted cocktails.
The Courtesy Bar Orlando

The Courtesy Bar Orlando
While the Courtesy bar is known for their cocktails I was happy to see a small but decent deletion of craft beers.  I'm more of a craft beer lady so it was nice to see some beer from Capital Brewing, Southern Tier, Unibroue and the like on the menu.


The Courtesy Bar Orlando
One of my visits I happened to stop by on a Sunday afternoon when they had some delicious complimentary food from Yellow Dog Eats.  The bites are available for those purchasing a drink. A nice bonus is they offer happy hour on Sunday so make a bust to the bar for sweet deal.  This "Bar BQ Brunch" runs from 3pm-8pm or until the food runs out.
Yellow Dog Eats at The Courtesy Bar Orlando
Along with the specials on Sunday, the Courtesy also has Happy Hour Monday through Friday from 5pm-8pm.  You'll find Handcrafted Punch, draft beer, selected wine & wells for $4.
Cocktails at The Courtesy Bar Orlando
Handcrafted Punch

My visits to the Courtesy have been during happy hour.  I have found it to be a nice place to grab a drink and enjoy the atmosphere of the bar.  If you are doing cocktails it will take some time for your drinks since each one is handcrafted, but the wait is worth it.  While I'll usually order beer I did sample many of my friends cocktails.  These aren't you're sugary concoctions, so if you're a gin and bourbon person you will be pleased.  I did enjoy the Handcrafted Punch offered during Happy Hour.  The small glass was the right cup for me.

If you're looking for an intimate setting with a nice array of cocktails the Courtesy Bar is for you.  There's a bit of a romantic ambiance going on making this a nice spot for a date night.

Cheers!