Fine Wine and Craft Beers

Thursday, September 21, 2017
Orlando has become quite the hub for beer and wine connoisseurs. More and more restaurants offer an extensive wine inventory, while craft breweries are becoming a staple. Visitors from near and far are uncorking their bottles and taste testing brews on the daily in the heart of Orlando’s most dynamic district, International Drive Orlando!
Not sure which vibrant bar scene to hit up first? Here are some great options for people who enjoy a relaxing drink (with or without dinner), sultry spaces, and sweet company.
Cheers to an evening sampling Cooper’s Hawk finest wines, including this delicious rosé.
The Cooper’s Hawk Winery produces around 600,000 gallons of wine each year, handcrafted from only the very best fruits from areas where seasonal conditions have resulted in the year’s most outstanding varietals, allowing them to consistently produce award winning wines.
Using a simplistic and unique approach in the wine industry, Cooper’s Hawk invites you to dine and wine in their upscale casual restaurant, sip a drink or two in their full-service bar, or sample their extensive wine selection in their Napa-Style Tasting Room – a special treat that includes a tasting of seven to eight varieties, including but not limited to Prosecco, Sauvignon Blanc, Twice Oaked Chardonnay, Moscato, Barbera, Cooper’s Hawk Red, Cooper’s Hawk Lux Caberet Sauvignon, or a sweet raspberry wine. New tastes arrive monthly.
Be captivated by expert sommeliers at your Del Frisco’s dining experience.
Located in the heart of International Drive Orlando, Del Frisco’s is a “must-visit” while in the theme park capital of the world. Del Frisco’s features a diverse wine list of more than 1,200 labels which are simply sip-able in their two state-of-the-art bars, private dining areas, and picturesque patio.
Unlike other restaurants, your taste buds will be guided on a wild ride while their expert sommeliers hand select the perfect wine to enhance your meal. In addition to a stellar supply of beer and wine, hand-shaken martinis and handcrafted cocktails are available to lift your spirits.
Skip the bottle and order a glass of red and white at The Capital Grille.
At The Capital Grille, you’ll live the good life – uncorked. With a selection of more than 400 world-class wines waiting for you, hailing from nearly every wine-growing region on earth, you’ll never run out of vino.
Enjoy easy access to award-winning selections such as Far Nienke and Quintessa by the glass, poured by the Coravin System without ever removing the cork.
With over 100 brews on tap, you’ll find the perfect taste for every occasion.
Beer aficionados rejoice! Yard House offers more the world’s largest selection of American and import beers. The brewery/restaurant employs beer experts to keep their extensive beer menu current and exciting by updating, revising, and refreshing their selection of beer consistently.
The Chalkboard Series offers a rotating selection of draft beers selected each month, offering unique and complex local, domestic, and important beers. Many of these brands are ultra-rare, such as the Founders KBS, Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA, and Goose Island Bourbon County Stout.
If your taste fluctuates with the weather, Yard House offers a year-round rotating Seasonal Series that reflect the flavors of each season, ranging from a citrusy Session IPA in the summer to a pumpkin beer or Marzena in the fall.
Not sure which beer will satisfy your taste buds? Try their “Build Your Own 4-Pack Sampler”! Select your favorites or choose beers you’re interested in trying to build a custom flight.
More Options
Be prepared to raise your glass, pass the beer, and enjoy the bubbly. In addition to the wonderful options we’ve already highlighted, you can’t leave I Drive without trying Delmonico's, Spencer’s, Cala Bella, David’s Club Bar & Grill, Charley’s Steakhouse and Vito’s Chop House.