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Copper Rocket Pub

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8 Ratings
Ratings: 8
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 9.6%
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
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[ Bar, Eatery ]

106 Lake Avenue
Maitland, Florida, 32751
United States
phone: (407) 645-0069

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(Place added by: resirob)
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Reviews by drewbage:
Photo of drewbage
4/5  rDev +1%

Was there on a trivia night on a blustery summer evening.

Woo boy is this place loud, but my sister was right, I enjoyed it. (Me ma on the other hand looked slightly horrified!)

For the Orlando area, the Rocket has a damn fine list of beers including Chimay, Unibroue, Anchor, Rogue, etc. A goodly number of these are in bottles, but hey, don't hold it against them.

Food is available, but I've never had it, so no comment.

Big place with lots of space and a lively crowd of locals having a blast particularly on trivia night with the foulest mouth host of them all.

Definately worth a visit for a drink or two.

drewbage, Dec 12, 2006
More User Reviews:
Photo of beers2danno
3.23/5  rDev -18.4%

I was a quite disappointed by the experience of this place for a few reasons. First of all, let me be clear that they seem to be trying to appeal to the craft beer crowd because of their selection, which is a plus in my book, but they need some training.
My first 2 bottled beers that were poured came out with zero, yes I mean zero, head. They consisted of weiss beer served in a pint glass and a double IPA, attempted to be poured into the same glass until I asked for a fresh glass. I decided to switch to their draft selection, for a more frothy pour, and I chose a chocolate stout, but she poured it in a pilsner glass and apologized for the 1" head that was formed on the pour. My final selection was a draft of Ommergang Abbey poured in a goblet, finally correct.

They have the right idea and were very friendly, but need some help.

MY BIGGEST complaint would be the small size of the bar and the fact that they allow smoking at the bar. I made several attempts to sniff the aroma of the fine beer before tasting, and all I got was a distorted cigarette smell, which I also carried home with me on my clothing and hair. As I looked around, I noticed a majority of the people at the bar(12 out 14) drinking domestic bottles and smoking away. The rest of the people were sitting in their own clouds of smoke drinking whatever.
The trivia questions were pretty cool though.

beers2danno, Jun 12, 2010
Photo of kinglouix
3.48/5  rDev -12.1%

Only place to get an imported beer in Maitland. Has about ten or twelve taps. Last time in had Southampton White, Chimay and some other decent imports. To many exclusions on the happy hour, i.e, if it is decent it is generally excluded from the happy hour. Has a jukebox, a pool table and two nice british dart boards. The main problem is it is very smokey. I take the extra 15 minute drive and go to Red Light Red Light in Orlando because it has a much better beer selection but more importantly is smoke free. As a result, they draw a bigger crowd. Clearly the owner must be a chain smoker because he hasn't figured out that the affluent Winter Park/Maitland crowd with the wallets to support fine imported beers don't want a tattoo clad trailor park chain smoker blowing smoke into their beer. The sad result is the place is mostly empty. It's simply not worth having to go home, shower, and delouse your clothes to get a decent beer. I'd rather drink at home and I am not alone.

kinglouix, Nov 21, 2009
Photo of teletype1
4.47/5  rDev +12.9%

i brought a couple of friends on an expedition to the Copper Rocket after New Year's. It was a slow night, and the place was peppered with interesting folks shooting pool and hanging out, most likely regulars.

It was a really slow night, but the bartender was gracious and made great suggestions for us. I was excited to see Bell's beers on tap, and lots of other great stuff. My girlfriend had a Floris Framboise on the suggestion of the barkeep, which was an excellent find. I had a couple of Sea Hag IPAs and a Lag Pils.

It was really cool to see a kind of alterno-punky-people-with-big-piercings place that had solely good beer on hand. They seemed to be a great place to hear local music, though i can imagine it would probably be really loud in there on a live performance night :)

I really enjoyed my visit, and we paid about $30 for 6 beers, the prices were very fair. Great place!

teletype1, Jan 05, 2008
Photo of vanburenviii
4.13/5  rDev +4.3%

A great place to end you work day, or throw some darts in the evening. The Copper Rocket is a small, yet cozy and comfortable bar off state road 17-92 in Maitland, Florida. They have live bands on most fridays and saturdays along with a constantly evolving jukebox that never dissapoints. Billiards, steel-tip darts, photohunt machines, and interesting regulars round out the entertainment this pub has to offer.

The staff is always tweaking the beer list to make it as competitive as it can be. They have a decent list of draft beers, but the large majority of their selection is in bottle. Sam Smith's, Unibroue, Lost Coast, Dogfish head, and Great Divide beers are always mainstays at "The Rocket." Its not the best selection in Orlando, but its far from the worst.

Service is always good, and their beertenders and bar manager are very knowledgeable about all the beers they carry. I've never once had a negative experience there and will continue to frequent this bar, mostly because of the people who work there.

The food at Copper Rocket is adequate, and is never bad. Their pizzas are pretty solid, and their reuben sandwich is very filling. Overall they have pretty good food for not being a restaraunt.

There are only two or three bars in Orlando that I will frequent and Copper Rocket is one of them. In fact, the only reason I don't go there on a more frequent basis is proximity. So if you are in the area, stop in and enjoy all that they have to offer.

vanburenviii, Sep 03, 2006
Photo of nriech
4.03/5  rDev +1.8%

Good place for some music and beer. They have a good mix of some rockabilly/punk/ska/stuff music. A few pool tables and pinball. Jukebox with good music. The food is good for a smaller place. Selection of beers as reviewed in other posts are on track, wide selection, mostly in bottle. They did have some cider on tap which was different for the area.

They also have occasional events in the parking lot and can have a cover charge if theres a band playing. Kind of dark and smoky. A better place in Orlando to get beer away from downtown.

nriech, Oct 06, 2005
Photo of LuckySevens82
4.14/5  rDev +4.5%

Located in Maitland, a pretty upscale suburb of Orlando. A nice area actually.
The bar itself sits in a small shopping plaza with not much else around aside from an apartment complex and a bank.
Inside there is a lot of varnished wood and a pretty big oak bar. While the place is a little small, I've never had a problem finding a table when I visit. There is a jukebox with some pretty rocking tunes and a pool table in the back corner.
The beer selection is very good for the Orlando area. Pretty much everything from Merchant Du Vin is available as well a fair selection of Dogfish Head, Shipyard, and Lost Coast brews, they also have a pretty good selection of Unibroue.
The staff is knowledgable and almost always courteous. They usually serve in proper glasswear and never in a frosted glass.
Overall, this is one of my favorite bars in Orlando. The only downside is they are a little bit pricy on some of their beers, but most are pretty moderately priced.

LuckySevens82, Feb 07, 2005
Photo of resirob
4.18/5  rDev +5.6%

Nice neighborhood bar just minutes North of Orlando. Nice selection of 100+ beers consisting of macros, micros, imports, and ciders.

Also features “Signature Favorites”, which are mixed beers (like a half-n-half or black-n-tan), including Black Velvet (1/2 Guinness, 1/2 Cider), Snakebite (1/2 Harp, 1/2 Cider), and Cherry Poptart (Sam Adams Cherry Wheat & Guinness).

Service was prompt and courteous.

Limited menu consisting of appetizers, “pita pizzas” and a few sandwiches (yes, even a burger). Tried the Blackened Chicken Quesadilla and the Rocket Launcher Pita Pizza. Both were quite tasty and generous in size.

All in all, a quality alternative to the tourist trap places in Orlando.

Gonna hit this place again, when I’m the area in a few months…

resirob, Nov 20, 2003
Copper Rocket Pub in Maitland, FL
- out of 100 based on 8 ratings.