Dark Bars: Orlando

Barflies let loose and leave the pressures of the world outside with a cold one or a stiff drink in minimally lit bars. The low lights and candles are soothing and cozy and at times put bar-goers in the mood for a late-night rendezvous or night cap elsewhere after a date or a hookup. Find out which dark bars (including Dungeon Lounge, left) provide the perfect escape from it all in Orlando Citysearch's guide.

Updated: October 19, 2009

Dimly Lit Watering Holes


The Red Fox Lounge

110 S Orlando Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789

Hang with gray-haired types and locals looking for a good time while ordering old-school drinks at this Winter Park hotel bar. A lounge act performs under dim lights and takes bar patrons down memory lane or puts them in the mood for love.


Eye Spy

54 N Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32801

Get away from the hustle and bustle at this hidden, spy-themed bar in Downtown Orlando. Dark nooks and booths provide an ambiance for those looking for privacy but forgetting that's it all caught on tape.


Dungeon Lounge

12287 University Blvd, Orlando, FL 32817

Walk around as a free prisoner without being chained to a wall in this dungeon-themed bar near the University of Central Florida. College students and locals get cozy in dark environs before calling it a night.


Tatame Lounge

223 W Fairbanks Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789

This Downtown Winter Park sake and tea lounge entices the senses while warming the soul. Rollins College students and locals get cozy with a laptop or each other in the bar's candlelit environs.


The Matador

56 E Pine St, Orlando, FL 32801

No bull about it, the mood lighting at this bi-level Downtown Orlando bar gives hipsters and scooter enthusiasts a place to chat `n chill with a brewski or mixed drink.


The Peacock Room

1321 N Mills Ave, Orlando, FL 32803

Experience New York City's artsy side at this neighborhood Orlando martini bar in the ViMi district. Barflies get comfy in the lounge, living room area or the band room under dim lights.


McRaney's Tavern

1566 W Fairbanks Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789

Experience an Irish pub with an extensive beer selection and friendly faces in Winter Park. Locals and scenesters attempt to solve the world's problems with beer or wine while getting comfy in a dark ambiance.


Senso Supper Club

13 S Orange Ave null, Orlando, FL 32801

Trendsetters and high-roller types with posh palates call this restaurant and club combo in Downtown Orlando home. Candlelit tables and cabana-looking areas offer a sense of privacy in the late-night hours.


Nu Visions Photography

27 E Pine St, Orlando, FL 32801

Experience a photography studio during the day and a wine bar at night in Downtown Orlando. The dimly lit bi-level lounge provides hipsters and business types with a relaxing atmosphere after a long day at the office.