Falon Quillen, Milk District Ambassador and owner of Etoile Boutique, shares the 10 things to discover in The Milk!
We’ve Got Milk…and so much more!
We’ve Got Healthy:
Start your morning routine off right by heading into Juice Bar for a fresh and energizing juice before your workout. You can take a class next door at Orlando Power Yoga or get your fitness on just a few doors down at Crossfit Milk District. Festival Park Community Garden also offers urban plots where you can grow your own veggies and greens to take home with you!
We’ve Got Live:
Music is an integral part of the Orlando culture and The Milk District is proud to be such a booming contributor to it! With venues such as The Historic Plaza Live (home of the Orlando Philharmonic) and Spacebar, The Milk District offers a wide range of musical entertainment from national touring acts to local underground sounds.
We’ve Got Date Night:
Looking for a unique date night experience other than the normal hum drum dinner and a movie? Bring your significant other to Tasty Tuesdays in The Milk District to sample from up to 13 food trucks while sipping some delicious craft beer and wine from one of our cozy local bars such as The Milk Bar. Afterwards, have some competitive fun down at Barley & Vine Biergarten during their weekly trivia night for a chance to win some killer beer swag, bar tabs and more!
We’ve Got Late Night:
So its the weekend and you’re ready for a night out, you say? Well our favorite neighborhood dive bar, Whiskey Lou’s, has been pouring some of the stiffest drinks in town for decades. Pair that with the lights and sounds of one of The Milk District’s dance music hot spots like Sandwich Bar or Southern Nights, and you’ve got yourself a solid Friday night out! After you’ve worked up an appetite on the dance floor, head down the road to Gringos Locos for some delicious late night grub. We recommend the Double D’s.
We’ve Got Lifestyle:
The Milk District offers a unique shopping experience for the vintage enthusiasts with stores like Etoile Boutique where you can pick up some one-of-a-kind threads or Retro Records where you can browse the aisles of classic vinyl! Need a day to treat yo’self? Check out Little Joe’s Primrose Tattoo Parlor if you’re looking to get some quality work done, or get cleaned up at one of our award winning barber shops, Liberty Barbershop and Jusincredible Cutz.
We’ve Got Active:
If the outdoor lifestyle is more your speed, we’ve got plenty of activities to choose from here in The Milk District, like a game of basketball or volleyball at Festival Park. Kyle’s Bike Shop also sells quality bikes if you’re looking to purchase or rent one to enjoy for the day. While you’re there, ask them about their weekly rides and how you can get involved! The Milk District is also the proud home of the Orlando Skate Park, with several outdoor courses for skateboarders. Whether you’re at a beginner’s level or more advanced, our skate park has something for you.
We’ve Got Pho:
Some of Orlando’s top rated Vietnamese restaurants are right in our backyard. If you’ve never experienced the steaming bowl of deliciousness that is pho, we recommend starting here in The Milk District. Take a pho tour from Saigon Noodle and Grill to Pho Hoa to Pho Vihn. Once you’ve tried it, you’ll be #PhoLife.
We’ve Got Fun:
Looking for a fun activity to do with the family? Take the kids out for some bowling at Colonial Lanes, and be sure to ask about their Family Fun Special! No kids? There’s plenty of fun things to do for the grown ups in our neighborhood, from arcade games and billiards at Sportstown Billiards to classic steel tip darts and award-winning comedy nights at our local pub, Tbe Bull & Bush Pub.
We’ve Got Lunch:
Over are the days of the boring lunch break tradition. Instead, try something new and delicious from one of our home-grown neighborhood restaurants that offer eclectic menus AND convenient take-out! With places like Drunken Monkey, Beefy King, Pom Pom’s and Bad As’s Sandwiches, we’re sure to kick-start your taste buds to get you through the work day!
We’ve Got Brunch:
Searching for an awesome place to sit down for brunch on a beautiful Sunday morning? The Milk District has two amazing spots, both with their own unique spin on Southern style cuisine and delicious baked goods. From Se7enbites’ delicious ‘Farmer Breakfast Sandwich’ to their signature stuffed ‘Couch Cushion’ French toast, to Market on South’s seasonal plant-based dishes with popular menu items like Dixie Dharma’s fried green tomatoes (we hear they are the best in the world) to Valhalla Bakery’s infamous donuts, The Milk District has your brunch plans covered!