Club Reports: Ole Red, Heat Lounge, Iron Cow

We began our Friday night at Icon Park along International Drive. This is home to the Orlando Eye Coca-Cola Eye, The Wheel. The free parking garage was jammed, the restaurants were jammed, the bars were jammed.
One of the most popular spots in the complex is Tin Roof.
We didn’t go inside but there are two separate rooms of music with live Rock bands playing in each.
But to show our diversity, we did stop by Blake Shelton’s (USA) restaurant/entertainment venue Ole Red.
There’s a large bar to one side when you come in.
And a large stage on the opposite wall.
OakLee Band (USA) was playing Country music during our visit.
People actually dance to Country music. Who knew?
You know you’re in a Country venue when you see cowboy hats indoors.
Come on in, y’all! The real Blake Shelton plays at Amway Center on Saturday, March, 4th. Tickets here.
About a mile south of Icon Park is Fire Lounge.
We arrived to find DJ Ray Love (USA) in the booth.
He was playing mostly 90’s Hip Hop hits during our visit.
Just a moderate-sized crowd at this early hour but the place gets crowded before midnight.
Lots of tables to sit at but that dance floor gets jammed.
Heat Lounge is located at ICEBAR Orlando. Entry to Heat is free but there’s a cover charge to go inside ICEBAR.
Entry gets you a fur coat to wear inside along with a cocktail served in a “glass” made out of ice. Stay as long as you can handle the temps.
Heat Lounge has a large bar across the rear of the club.
Come early unless you don’t mind standing.
OK, that was fun but no more Country and no more Hip Hop. It was time for the good stuff at Iron Cow.
Arriving close to midnight, we walked into THIS.
These three guys would be providing last night’s music!
First, a tag team set between resident DJ Atnarko (USA) and…..
…..DJ Nick Whitney (USA).
Dance floor was jammed.
House music all night long.
And then at 12:30AM, there he was!
DJ Black Loops (D)
He had the club bouncing!
Including this group.
Black Loops is based in Berlin.
First time seeing him play live.
Spotted on the dance floor: DJ Freda Sol (USA)
Spotted at the bar: DJ Mighty Shari (USA) and DJ Jeff Jefferson (GB). Mighty Shari plays tonight at Tibby’s Winter Park from 6PM to 10PM. Jeff Jefferson will be playing at Love to Be…in Miami with Roger Sanchez (USA) during Miami Music Week next month.
The shiny disco ball was spinning.
And a good time was had by all.