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7 Best Nightclubs in Orlando to Visit in 2022

7 Best Nightclubs in Orlando to Visit in 2022

Destination Deep-Dive 4 MINS READ
A young crowd dancing at a nightclub

Orlando might be best known for its maze of family-friendly attractions and theme parks, but the city also happens to be the epitome of diversity and craziness when it comes to nightlife. This fabulous destination comes truly alive after the sun sets thanks to its glorious array of nightclubs catering to all music tastes, from EDM to pop and hip hop.

So whether you want to go club-hopping with friends, or simply sweating your troubles away on the dance floor, you’re certain to find a great spot in Orlando’s vibrant nightlife scene. Read on to discover what are the 8 best clubs in the city.

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Best Orlando Nightclubs

Barbarella Orlando ( FKA The Independent Bar)

A glittering disco ball

Located in Downtown Orlando, the Barbarella is often considered the hottest club in the city. This multi-tiered club features two dance floors pumping with the sound of music ranging from deep house to hip hop, and new wave all night long.

On each day of the week, Independent Bar has a different entertainment night. Wednesdays are for cheesy 90’s music, Thursdays for the “90s through 00’s” indie music, Fridays feature New Dance parties, and on Saturdays the club host 80’s new wave music parties.

Location: 70 S Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32801

The Attic Orlando

The Attic Orlando.
Photo Credit: The Attic Orlando.

The Attic is one of the many nightclubs that are praised for their unique parties and state-of-the-art venue. Offering one of best nightlife experiences in Orlando, this club has a stellar VIP bottle service, aside from premiere audio and visual systems, and fun parties featuring some of the finest DJ sets in the city.

Red Coconut Club

Live concert at Red Coconut Club, Orlando, Florida.

Located in Universal CityWalk, the Red Coconut Club has a luxurious main room where’80s favorites, dance, and Latin music keep raucous crowds dancing for hours on end. The club has an intimate area upstairs where guests can dine with a privileged view of the dancefloor and a breezy outdoor patio facing the Orlando CityWalk.

If you are in the mood for some live music performances, visit red Red Coconut on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

Room 22

Group of friends drinking and laughing at a nightclub

Room 22 is Downtown Orlando’s only show bar and VIP nightclub experience. Live entertainment includes high-energy shows featuring a contemporary mix of burlesque and professional dancers

This venue can be also used for private events, such as special celebrations and gatherings.

The Beacham

A group of young women dancing and having fun at a nightclub

Located in North Orange Avenue, this superb nightclub is a hybrid of a live music venue and a dance club. The Beacham hosts some of Orlando’s best parties featuring a dazzling array of national and international DJs like David Guetta and Tiësto, and top-notch singers such as 50 Cent, Lauryn Hill, Ice Cube, and 2 Chainz.

Southern Nights

Rayco Santana, from Canary Islands, perform as Drag Asharik onstage during The Carnival's Drag Queen Gala on February 17, 2012 in Las Palmas, Spain

Southern Nights is home to some of Orlando’s feistiest LGBTQ+ parties. The club has multiple bars, where guests can sample a variety of signature cocktails, an expanded indoor area, and a generous outdoor setting.

Aside from theme parties, where DJs spin their best tunes to keep the crowds dancing non-stop, Southern Nights host larger-than-life Drag Queen shows, which are the best in the city.

The Edison

Mixologist making a fancy cocktail

Located in Disney Springs, The Edison was designed to resemble a 1920’s electric company with a stylish Great Gatsby atmosphere. While this venue is not a dance per se, it treats visitors to a wealth of great experiences at nighttime. After feasting on classic American fare, guests can enjoy stellar live music concerts while sipping on creatively mixed cocktails.

FAQs on Orlando Nightclubs

Does Orlando have good nightlife?

While Orlando is known for its theme parks and family-friendly attraction, the city also has a vibrant nightlife, with options catering to every taste and budget.

Can you get into clubs at 18 in Orlando?

Yes, there are a few nightclubs in Orlando that welcome 18+ guests.

How old do you have to be to get into clubs in Orlando?

Most nightclubs in Orlando are open only to those of the legal drinking age, which is 21. However, if you are over 18, there are still a few clubs that will allow you to enter.

What can adults do at night in Orlando?

The best nightlife experiences in Orlando are:

  • Universal Citywalk;
  • RED Coconut Club;
  • The Groove;
  • Hard Rock Cafe;
  • Pointe Orlando;
  • International Drive;
  • WonderWorks;
  • Howl At The Moon;
  • Disney Springs;
  • Downtown Orlando.

How old do you have to be to get into The Attic Orlando?

 The club is only open for those over 21 years old.

What are the best nightclubs in Orlando?

The best dance clubs in Orlando are:

  • Barbarella Orlando;
  • The Attic Orlando;
  • Red Coconut Club;
  • Room 22;
  • The Beacham;
  • Southern Nights;
  • The Edison.

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