Nightlife Plaza on International Drive0
Pointe Orlando is an all-in-one dining, nightlife and shopping complex located just off the busy International Drive, a short drive from Disney, Universal, and SeaWorld. The charming array of shops, bars and restaurants are all set around a pretty landscaped garden complete with palm trees and fountains, making this a tranquil place to hang out both in the day and at night.
Emphasis in the daytime is inevitably more on the shopping and dining, and although the crowds are still drawn to the restaurants later on, Pointe Orlando really comes alive after dark with its impressive IMAX cinema complex, live music bars and famous Improv Comedy Club.
- Gatorland Admission
- Sleuths Mystery Dinner Show
- Eat and Play Card – 1 Card for 4 Travelers
- Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition
- Crayola Experience Admission
- Boggy Creek Airboat Ride
- Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
- Blue Man Group
- Walt Disney World® Resort Magic Your Way Ticket
- Universal Orlando™ Theme Park Tickets
Nightlife at Pointe Orlando
If you’re coming for a drink, there are a few main venues to look out for at Pointe Orlando. B.B King’s Blues Bar is a fun spot to hit up on the weekend for their live bands (cover charge between $5-10 normally applies) while Orlando Pointe’s ever-popular Minus5 Ice Bar is the best place to chill out – quite literally – with everything including the walls, seats, bar, and glasses sculpted out of ice (jackets are provided). The Pub is a British-style boozer that mixes things up with American comfort food, while Blue Martini goes more traditional, with a sophisticated layout and impressive menu of cocktails.
Another place you can get a drink is at the famous Improv Comedy Club, which promises a night of adult-only laughs. This Club has been heralded as a launching pad for the careers of dozens of famous comedians today, welcoming talent such as Robin Williams, Adam Sandler, Jerry Seinfeld, and Drew Carey to their stage since opening some 40 years ago. Do check the schedule before arriving, with the club normally only staging events Thursday through Sunday. ID required (21+ only).
Dining at Point Orlando
Most of the restaurants at Pointe Orlando open for lunch (around 12:00), and continue serving throughout the day until 21:00 or 22:00. Considering the size of the place, range of cuisine here undeniably impressive; look out for Copper Canyon Grill, Marlow’s Tavern or the Capital Grille for some casual, non-nonsense dining settings, or head to the more upscale Itta Bena, a speakeasy-style fine dining restaurant that focuses on refined Southern classics with a creative touch from the chef.
More restaurants further diversifying the dining scene at Pointe Orlando are The Oceanaire (seafood), Ra Sushi (Japanese), Taverna Opa (Greek), Maggiano’s (Italian), Dobe Gila’s (Mexican) and Ben & Jerry’s.
Other attractions at Pointe Orlando
Eating and drinking aren’t the only reasons Pointe Orlando is worth an afternoon or evening of your time. The onsite Regal Cinemas has a range of standard screens as well as Central Florida’s largest IMAX Theater. Another family-favorite attraction is Wonderworks, an indoor amusement park featuring over 100 exhibits, rides and games for the kids… all set in a building modeled to look like an upside down house!
For shopping, it must be said that the range of stores here are easily dwarfed by the nearby outlet stores on International Drive, but you will find a few familiar designer names such as Tommy Hilfiger, Victoria’s Secret, Armani and Hollister.
- Opening Hours: 12:00-24:00
- Location: 9101 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819
- Tel: +1 407 264 2905
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