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Stardust Lounge

The new Stardust Lounge in Thornton Park brings a Rat pack, Vegas-style lounge to downtown Orlando. 

Located beneath Post Parkside on Central Blvd., this bar definitely brings a new vibe to the usual Wall Street bars downtown.

Drinks average about $5-6, pretty reasonable considering. The bar has low ceilings, lots of seating and even a few pool tables in the back room. Expect to see the typical Orlando crowd.

I think Stardust is encouraging skimpy attire on the ladies by keeping the A/C to an absolute
minimum.

Check it out for yourself. The bar is open 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. daily.

Stardust Lounge
431 E. Central Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32801

 

Music Lover. Starboard Rower. Tennis Junkie. Lover of Life.

Comments

  • akeorlando
    Monday, 27 July 2009

    By the way, when I went the crowd was definitely not “typical” Orlando.

  • akeorlando
    Friday, 24 July 2009

    I just went here tonight for the first time, and I friggin’ love the place! Tons of character, great atmosphere, and awesome “happy hour” specials.

    @Brian If you’re looking for dance/house music, you’ll probably wanna go elsewhere.

    I’ll definitely be going back to Stardust.

  • akeorlando
    Thursday, 30 October 2008

    @V I really want to go now. Sounds like a place that’s “not the norm.” Maybe I’ll try to get by there in the next coupla weeks.

  • V
    Thursday, 30 October 2008

    I finally went and LOVED IT!

    @Brian- it’s a retro-inspired ‘lounge,’ meant as a throw back to the Vegas style hang outs of Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr days – a classy night life of smoky, dimly light martini-clutching type folk- and it says that right in the name of the joint ‘Stardust Lounge’ have you ever heard of Las Vegas’s famed Stardust Hotel?

    I don’t think it’s meant for ‘house’ music 🙂 I didn’t notice any specific kind of dress code, I just went after work one day for a few drinks and the music was fun: Aretha Franklin, Temptations, some later 70’s, some Sinatra, some 50’s

    It’s a definite change from the dives on Orange that play the same 12 songs over. and over. and over. and over. and over. I loved it.

  • akeorlando
    Friday, 22 August 2008

    @Brian I still haven’t been there yet, but your “review” certainly isn’t making me eager to.

    Sucks that you didn’t have a good experience.

  • Brian
    Thursday, 21 August 2008

    I live at post parkside to. Stardust blows. they dont even play any house music. plus they dress like a bunch of dousche bags

  • klynn
    Thursday, 26 June 2008

    JG, I never said that. I don’t live in Thornton Park, but I have lived downtown for the past 6 years and I frequent both that area and the bars on Orange. Every bar goes through cycles of popularity, even those directly on Orange. The point I was trying to make is that bars directly on the main drag (Orange) have a greater exposure to people than those in Thornton Park. I hope it does well, I thought it was a nice change of pace.

  • JG
    Thursday, 26 June 2008

    KIM- Why would it have to be on a particular street in downtown to be successful? Obviously, you do not live in Thorton Park, nor frequent its establishments there…

  • V
    Monday, 16 June 2008

    I actually live at Post Parkside, and see the ‘cool cats’ hanging out…surprisingly, the music doesn’t reach up to my apartment, which is 7 floors about the Lounge!

    Haven’t been there yet, but I really want tooooO!

  • Betty
    Sunday, 15 June 2008

    It’s not associated with the other place it is owned by those cats that own the Beacon. i like it there cause it is such an eclectic crowd….and really pretty inside.

  • Kim
    Monday, 9 June 2008

    Not sure if it’s associated with any other Stardust Lounge, but it was fun. I’ll be curious to see how long it stays popular since it’s not on Orange or Church.

  • patti
    Sunday, 8 June 2008

    this sounds pretty groovy.

  • akeorlando
    Sunday, 8 June 2008

    Cool! I hadn’t even heard about this place before now. Like you mention, I’m sure it’ll boast the same crowds that frequent the other downtown Orlando venues, but it’s at least great to have a new option.

    Do you know if this Stardust has any association with the one located over by Audobon Park?

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