Club Reports: Ember, The Lodge, Elixir Bar

Ember is again the place to be on Friday nights! Whether you’re working in your office or working from home, their Happy Hour from 4PM to 7:30PM features 3 for 1 drinks and the music of DJ Jimmy Joslin (USA)! And then their late night program begins at 10PM.
DJ Genius was playing upon arrival.
The bar was already busy and the tables were filling in. If you want a table you really need to book one in advance because they were sold out by yesterday afternoon.
DJ booth VIP eating is also available!
Ember has an awesome patio which is perfect for music events during the current era.
The music was Hip Hop, Afropop and Caribbean beats including a lot of 90’s Old Skool.
Ember Fridays is every Friday night but you only get the legend DJ Magic Mike (USA) every other Friday night!
The line to get in to see him just after midnight stretched to the adjacent parking garage!
DJ Evolv3 (USA) supporting the scene!
Two weekends in a row getting to see Magic Mike play!
Was shocked to find The Lodge had reopened. They’ve obviously purchased a restaurant license which allows this. Some other downtown venues need to figure this out too. Bars are not reopening anytime soon following an Orange County Circuit Court ruling last week that the Governor does have the authority to order bars closed while restaurants with bars can remain open. We did not go inside The Lodge last night but will soon.
Elixir Bar is a restaurant with a bar and is the closest thing in Orlando right now to a regular club.
They have an amazing outdoor patio too where we found DJ K1K0 (USA) aka Horny Dave playing!
Dance floor was already cranking upon our just before 1AM arrival.
If you have cool new clothes but nowhere to wear them, this is the place to wear them!
House music all night long on Friday & Saturday nights with some short segments of classic Hip Hop hits and Latin.
Just a limited amount of mask-wearing but people stayed in their own groups where presumably they knew if there were any risks.
We know K1K0 best from Celine and Peek Downtown.
The 1AM line to get in. The peeps want House music!
A good time was had by all.