Orlando! Grab your girlies, significant other or even the family for a night out in Historic Downtown Sanford to check out some of the best spots! Sanford offers craft breweries, wine bars, and plenty of downtown festivals! Keep reading to see some of our favorite spots, events, and bars in Sanford that you need to check out!
Despite the name, no suffering is allowed here at the Suffering Bastard Tiki Bar! This intimate tiki experience is hidden inside Tuffy’s Bottle Shop and Lounge located right in the heart of downtown. You can enjoy tropical libations and creative drinks in their fun souvenir glasses!
Suffering Bastard offers a happy hour every Wednesday through Friday from 5 until 7 pm. We’d suggest trying their Stuff Puff for the ultimate tiki cocktail experience!
Next up we have West End Trading Co! The hottest concert venue and bar in town, with live music, DJs, a full bar, pub grub, craft beer, and a lively vibe.
You can start off with their Sunshine State Bomb, with citrus vodka, OJ, and an energy drink! Perfect way to start the night off with a bang! But, if you want to start off slow, check out their draft beer list of local beers and ciders from around town! They’re always hosting some party or event, so there will sure to be something for everyone!
The Imperial Wine Bar at Washburns is an upscale bar serving only the finest wines, beers, and cocktails, right in the middle of an antique furniture store!
You can sip on a variety of savory items from red wines, to refreshing whites, or even rum-casked aged ale from Scotland! Their Bourbon and Blood cocktail made with house-made cherry brandy, Gin Flower with cucumber and their House-Made in the shade with St. Augustine vodka are great options too!
The Basin Sanford is located in the old, Florida-themed bar in the open-air marketplace Henry’s Depot. This cocktail bar has a classic take with outdoor patio seating and live music, perfect for the summer nights!
They’re known for their signature mules and cocktails! Welove their Ruby Red Mule and St. John’s Sour. Be sure also to try the new Fruity Pebble Milk Punch, Chinola Rita, or the Saturn tiki cocktail!
Did you know that Sanford is known as the Celery City because it was filled with celery fields? Hence the local brewery: Celery City Craft Beer! Celery City has over 50 beer taps and two wine taps with mostly Florida-brewed beers. Enjoy the summer nights with a nice cold beer!
Celery Craft also now has award-winning sushi brought to you by Sushi and Seoul, make sure to snag a sushi roll and let us know what you think!
The District Eater in Sanford is a more classy take on dining. The dining room showcases local artisan decor to represent Sanford’s historic district, while the kitchen showcases America’s history with scratch-made dishes and locally sourced ingredients.
Make sure to try one of their hand-selected wines from America’s best wine regions, a beer from the rotating line-up of local craft beers, or a signature artisan cocktail with seasonal ingredients to pair with your dish!
Head over to Old Jailhouse Sanford for a scratch kitchen! And crazy enough, it’s in an actual old jailhouse but there’s word that it’s even haunted!
We suggest to start off with their delicious deviled eggs and ham or fried brussels sprouts. Then enjoy entrees like their shrimp and grits or southern crab cakes. To top it off end with signature cocktails and wines by the glass!