Monday, November 4, 2013

Club Reports: Eye Spy, Independent Bar, The Lodge, Finnhenry's, Vanity, Sound Bar

The Benny Benassi concert Saturday night at UCF ended before 11pm which was way too early to call it a night.  So it was a great opportunity to check out other venues in Orlando featuring Mannequins-style EDM and 8TRAX-style Retro. And thus began the journey at Eye Spy
Resident DJ Parry was on the decks at Eye Spy playing Top 40/Dance during my visit.
The open-air dance floor was packed!
DJ P said he'd be playing much more EDM later!
Spotted near the booth wearing one of her own creations: Renee (Love+Leather)
Next stop Independent Bar.
With DJ Dem Rok (Thee Grotto) in the booth spinning 80's New Wave!
Dance floor Saturday night full but not Saturday night packed.
Spotted in VIP: Fine-looking trio Deidre, Sarah & Olivia.

Keep it moving, keep it moving was my mantra. Next stop The Lodge.
Couldn't get a picture of the DJ because he said no, backed away and hid his face! LOL, seriously dude? You are not that special. Get over yourself.
Dancing to 80's Retro!
Next stop Finnhenry's, a first time visit for me here.
DJ Rich Mahogany (The Basement) was playing Top 40 & Oldies.
No dancing here but they did have a unicorn!
Like so many other places downtown, it's more for watching sports and socializing.
First visit to brand new club Vanity, owned by the V-Group and located upstairs of Vixen, Vintage & The Fifth.  (The Fifth uses the Roman numeral V in their logo.)
The very cool staircase!
Great finding DJ Johnny Quest (180 Grey Goose Lounge) & DJ Freefall (Rok Room, Vintage Lounge) in booth!  They were alternating between Hip Hop and EDM sets throughout the night.
The entire club including the spacious dance floor was absolutely jammed!
And an outside balcony offers views of Orange Avenue traffic.
Last stop was Sound Bar.  This place is a hidden gem and worth the search!
They had DJ Bill Patrick (GB) in the booth playing pure and simple House music!
All non-vocal, all non-commercial.  The place was jammed!  If you're searching for the real thing, this may be the only club in Orlando playing it!
And as you would expect, a good time was had by all!

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