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Redlight RedlightRedlight Redlight

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

2810 Corrine Dr
Orlando, Florida, 32803-2226
United States

(407) 893-9832 | map

Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 2:00am

Added by redlightredlight on 06-12-2005

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Reviews by woodychandler:
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4.7/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

This review will be completely out of order from the rest of the transcribed notes that constitute the field reports from WHF II & III, but circumstances dictated that I post my review before they move.

Todd at The Abbey was the one who told us about Red Light, Red Light and frankly, without his input, we would have blown past without a second glance. It was up a set of stairs with three neons in the window on the second floor and a simple wood and glass door on which was stenciled the word "BEER". Since it was so seemingly generic, I anticipated having one of those white cans with the solid black lettering, such as Otto drank in "Repo Man".

Ascending the steps, we reached the landing and without a compass and night goggles, we were lost. Dark? Stygian? Closed? Intruders, stay out! Feeling my way along, I managed to find the sole bathroom on the right side and TheChauffeur1 latched onto the doorway to The Stairway to Heaven (and Hell) - an unfinished concrete stairwell all of the way aft, past the short bar that ran down the left wall. The music (Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, Black Flag, Roy Orbison) was excellent and as my eyes adjusted, I spotted the tile bar off to the left. Suddenly, Teege, the bartender popped up like a Dracula jack-in-thebox! Yeeessss?, he asked. This was NOT a place for the sun 'n' surf crowd.

Peering into the darkness, I sussed out about eight (8) taps, but they were all things from up north. I then refocused on the extensive (between 75 and 90) bottle collection which actually required a three-ring binder to enumerate. I cannot recall what I had, but I "helped" Greg with a bomber of Lagunitas Lucky 13, then I called Lagunitas to tell them about their product. Cell phones worked up there. Teege introduced us to many of the regulars and even put the lights up slightly so that I could have a better look around. There was a jet-black rubber Devil Duck on the bar that only reinforced the idea that this might be a circle in Hades. A small stage sat in the far left corner at the front of the building. The place had an unfinished, rustic look, with exposed joists and beams everywhere.

Where were we? Somebody's basement? San Francisco? All of the above? Hit it, baby! Do you dig Delilah's in CHI? Come here. Otherwise, stay FAR away. That, or come here,but know that it is not for the faint of heart.

Addendum: Upon (finally) reaching the place where our CouchSurfing host was attending a going-away party, we met another of the Redlight x 2 staff - a tall, lanky young lady with jet-black hair and some great ink on her arms. It would have been wild had we gotten to RL x 2 earlier, while she was working, then randomly met her at a party. Sometimes, the Fates do not weave quickly enough.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of KensWorld
4.81/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of BMMillsy
4.6/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Stopped in here while at a conference in Orlando. Overall, a nice vibe and very good selection. Not in the realm of places like Brouwers or Falling Rock, but plenty good enough to make anyone happy. Prices were a bit off the charts, but very friendly service and overall worth a stop in if you're in town.

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Photo of G8rBoy
4.94/5  rDev +10.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of rjp217
4.74/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of bcgeiman
4.43/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3

Food truck

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Photo of ricoslim
4.56/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of suckaj
4.08/5  rDev -8.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of thestoutmaster
4.64/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of MacSon1982
4.48/5  rDev +0.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 1

No food! This is killing their ratings. Great place with great selection. The cellared area always has a few whalez swimming around (see what I did there?).

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Photo of floridadrift
4.65/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Great spot for craft in bottles and on draft.
Very cozy, food all around in plaza.
Great events.
Brew their own beers, as well.


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Photo of jimmygord
4.54/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 1

Photo of Jason_cs
4.51/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of pmangold
4.71/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

one of the best around. their tap list is always diverse, the staff is very knowledgeable, they brew their own small batch beers and their bottle list is HUGE.

there's usually a food truck posted up out front on most days. parking can be difficult when they're busy but if you know the area you can find parking nearby.

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Photo of Keene
3.99/5  rDev -10.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Cynic-ale
4.48/5  rDev +0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of kinglouix
2.75/5  rDev -38.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 2.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 1

This place has devolved over the years. They have about 2o or so beers on tap but have played the game of huge price increases with ridiculous 6oz pours. I think they rented more square feet for what they can handle and are trying to screw the customer. You can no longer get a pint or if you can it is a garbage beer for $6. The rest are all tiny pours for 7 to 12 dollars and with bad choices. Hourglass Brewery in Orlando blows this place out of the water. Go to Stardust around the corner, left at 7-11 for less choices but some real good ones for 1/2 the price of Red Light Red Light. Place used to be reasonable with better beers before they moved locations. Bottle prices have become absolutely ridiculous.

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Photo of kRaZyEm17
5/5  rDev +12.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Great low key place to really enjoy some craft beers and wine! The barkeeps are knowledgeable and will help you find a good beer, whatever you're in the mood for! Try some vintage beers or even taste some of their own brewed Redlight Redlight beer on tap!

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Photo of Beerhemoth
3.88/5  rDev -13%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 2.5

Photo of Agentveba
4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of M_J_Z
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

I really like this place. I live about 20-something minutes away and go once or twice a month. I never have had a bad experience during any visit, particularly at the current location. As far as I can remember, RL RL has now had 3 locations (it began over near Rollins College in Winter Park, and then moved to a spot off Colonial Drive, and now it is near Audubon Park/Baldwin Park) and each has had a unique charm/atmosphere.

The bottle selection here is great and the diversity of the drafts is impressive and interesting. Some of the bottles are very pricey, though. I've declined buying certain things due to the price and wish that they were slightly lower. It's not that big a deal, but certain bottles that shouldn't cost so much do cost a lot here.

Overall, this place is great. The employees are awesome and do an impressive job, considering that it gets very busy sometimes and that there is a lot going on during such events as Zwanze Day. I am looking forward to my next visit. Definitely stop in here if you've yet to or if you're visiting Orlando.

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Photo of LeDirtyPanda
5/5  rDev +12.1%

Great Bar. Being a patron as soon as I could legally drink I've seen the three variations of the grand bar! Every bartender has great stories, knows their stuff and are able to recommend the beer you want to drink, that you haven't had! If you are ever in the vicinity of this great local establishment, do your self a favor and pass on by!

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Photo of KarlG
5/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of WynnO
5/5  rDev +12.1%

EXCELLENCE on steroids

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Photo of Dag48
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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Redlight Redlight in Orlando, FL
4.44 out of 5 based on 7 ratings.
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