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Be-1 Concepts Brings Unique And Authentic To The Heart Of Winter Park

Park Ave, running through the heart of downtown Winter Park, has long been a gathering place for happy hours and dinner dates when locals want a special kind of night out. While the shopping might be the main attraction for visitors during daylight hours, it’s the cuisine and the cocktails that bring people together as the sun sets and dusk brings an end to the day. There are many to choose from, but only Be-1 Concepts in particular offers truly unique and authentic experiences one can’t find anywhere else.

Atlantic Beer And Oyster

Set sail at Atlantic Beer & Oyster, or ABO for short, with this American oyster bar decked out with décor reminiscent of being inside the hull of an old ship. With room for only thirty-eight inside, and seating for only twelve on the cozy outdoor patio, it’s an intimate gathering space where you easily get to know your neighbors just as if you really had set sails and were in it together for the evening. The menu boasts a rotation of the freshest oysters from Blue Point, Louisiana, Cedar Key, and the Gulf Coast. Eat up while you’re drinking award winning beer from Six Point Brewery and special kegs available only at ABO, with classic brews such as Narranganset and Pabst Blue Ribbon behind the bar as well.

Boca Kitchen

Taste the local difference with Boca Kitchen with their strong from farm straight-to-your-table focus. Boca’s menu is based on the local food movement and sources ingredients from nearby farmers and specialty food purveyors. With such a focus on fresh food, this makes room on their menu for fun experimentation. There are items on the menu that have been there since day one for those who prefer a familiar taste, but due to an ever changing ingredients list based on seasons, there are new items added and rotated all the time. The arrangement of the tables and the seating, as well as a menu set up with a sense of sharing, encourages conversation and communion with your fellow diners. This open and inviting atmosphere, paired with grow walls, seasonal and fresh food, and an organic market with items available for purchase all make Boca Kitchen a local gem for dining.

Park Social

Step back in time with Park Social, a retro cocktail den located directly above Boca Kitchen. The ambiance takes you back to the speakeasy days of lounging with the vintage couches and cushy wingback chairs. The light fixtures bring together a medley of decades from the ‘50’s to the ‘70’s leaving you unsure of where you’ve stopped on your time-travel journey. But with cocktails, both classic and new creations – think a chocolate cherry old fashioned or a new fashioned, both unique twists on the traditional old fashioned – and tapas-style food choices, you won’t spend too much time dwelling on things. Instead, you’ll kick back and relax eat some seafood ceviche or a flatbread, perhaps the cheese and charcuterie board, sip your cocktails and let time pass you by for a while.

When it comes to something #WorthDoing in Winter Park, these three are at the top of the list. Enjoy a night out at one, or heck why not bar hop to all three in a night?