What's HOT Central Florida (8/23/2012 - 8/30/2012)
|Written by Scott Spar|
Hi everyone! Central Florida is a great place to live and play as you all know. My column is a great source of information as it will tell you some of the goings on within the gay community in both the Bay area and Orlando.
Thursday, August 23rd
Looking for a taste of the old west tonight? The Prickly Pear Steakhouse is where you’ll want to be. They specialize in serving up some great American Southwestern fare in a setting straight out of a western movie. The food is amazing and the drinks are plentiful! So if it’s a great night out with friends you’re looking for or a nice night out with a date head on over to The Prickly Pear Steakhouse; where Orlando meets the American Frontier. 100 S. Eola Drive in The Sanctuary. PricklyPearOrlando.com.
Friday, August 24th
Bradley’s on 7th is a great place for so many reasons. The happy hour is a really nice time to wind your day down and chat with friends, both new and old, alongside my friend Theresa who’s the bartender. As the day transitions into night, so does Bradley’s and happy hour turns into a dance party. Tonight at Bradley’s they have two fantastic drag shows which are both hosted by the First Lady of Ybor City, Miss Joey Brooks, one at 11:30 and the second at 1:15. Bradley’s is located at 1510 East 7th Avenue in Ybor City.
Have you ever been to Barcodes in Orlando? If not, you really should check it out. It’s a neighborhood kind of bar where you will actually get to know people. The bar itself is super cute and the outside patio is like one in a million, so drop into Barcodes and while you’re there, say hi to Raymond and let him know you saw this in Hotspots Magazine.
Saturday, August 25th
Break out those bell bottoms and platform shoes because tonight The Parliament House Resort is taking you way back with their “I Love The 80’s” theme party! DJ’s Brianna, Nick and Mike will be spinning the music of the days gone back so don’t be surprised if you find yourself on the dance floor doing The Hustle or getting down to a little Get Down Boogie Oogie Oogie! This is one event that’s sure to bring back some great memories so don’t miss it! ParliamentHouse.com.
Tonight, after you’ve had a great dinner at one of the local Ybor restaurants, G. Bar is one the places you’ll want to be. Billboard reporting DJ Greg Anderson is known for remixing some of the dance music that keeps you moving and shaking all night long. The customers are hot, the dancers are hot and so are the specials that they offer. The doors open at 9pm tonight where the heat kicks up and goes on all night long! YborClubs.com.
Sunday, August 26th
Today, Sunday Brunch is NO DRAG at Hamburger Mary’s in Tampa, but the queens sure are...LOL! Join Mary and her crew every Sunday “morning” for Drag Queen Brunch. These brunch’s are themed and each week there is a different one. For $12.95, Mary sets out an all you can eat buffet fit for all sorts of queens, including you! She’s also got all sorts of specials to tantalize your senses not to mention some of the best and most talented drag performers in the Southeast. HamburgerMarys.com/Tampa.
Wednesday, August 29th
Every Wednesday, THROB Nightclub in Sarasota presents Dollhouse where they always say, “Don’t be a drag…Be a Doll!” Come out and join Lady Liemont and Miss Stephanie Shippae, along with their special guests, for the best time you can have on a Wednesday night! There is no cover for this event and the specials are second to none! For more information on this or any other night at THROB, please visit Throb.me.