Ali and I decided to check out a new place called Stardust Lounge, which is located in Downtown Orlando on E. Central. The "Rat Pack" inspired lounge is unique to the area and a great hangout. Formerly Lee's Tavern, the space has been converted in a Las Vegas-esque lounge with billiards, decorated with zebra print, red velvet, multi-colored lighting and a swanky, underground feel. Stardust features a 50ft L-shaped bar, comfy over-sized sofas and a zebra room to complete the retro look. Even the staff are dressed to fit the theme. Merv at the front door and Kyra behind the bar are very helpful and friendly, which makes the experience here that much better. I love the signature drink, The Stardust....awesome! Happy hour is everyday until 8:00 PM. For more information, visit www.stardustorlando.com.
PHOTO: Casey & Ali at Stardust Lounge.