Friday, October 9, 2009
Club Report: Why Not Lounge
WHY NOT LOUNGE
Back in the day when I attended college up north and spring break in Orlando was my group's destination, we happened to stay at the Holiday Inn in Altamonte Springs. It was then that I discovered a hotel night club called the Why Not Lounge. Later visits to O-Town always meant stays at that Holiday Inn and return trips to the Why Not. But when I actually moved to the Orlando area the Why Not was not on my radar because I was living closer to the Mouse than to northern suburbia.
So how is the Why Not doing? Well that Holiday Inn is now a Clarion Inn but the Why Not looks pretty much as it always has! During a Thursday night visit last night, I discovered they still run Ladies Night that night, they still have a live band singing Top 40 and they still have a DJ in a small booth spinning between sets. And believe it or not for a club that has been in business over 30 years, it still draws a crowd. The band's breaktime was nearly an hour long which gave the DJ plenty of time to fill the dance floor with his hit music. There were no 20-somethings in here; it was definitely age 35+ and there were plenty of cougars on the prowl. I'm told that Fridays and Saturdays are crazy in there. You might want to check it out.
THE GROOVE 80'S NIGHT WITH DJ DOC / LATIN QUARTER LADIES NIGHT WITH DJ LEONY
Meanwhile, 80's Night at The Groove had a moderately-sized crowd on hand and it was a little more but not a lot more crowded over in Latin Quarter for their Ladies Night. I did not get to go inside but Blue Martini's parking lot was jammed. Sounds like a future place to visit!