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It’s time to party like it’s the day before Thanksgiving

November 26, 2013
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drunk-turkeyNo, seriously. You might know it as Black Wednesday, but contrary to the retail craze that’s invoked during its counterpart Black Friday, the day before Thanksgiving has increasingly become one the biggest drinking nights of the year.

It’s certainly one of the rowdiest Wednesdays bar and nightclub owners see all year. According to this NBCnews.com report, liquor revenues have been known to jump 60-100 percent on the day before Thanksgiving.

Certainly the popularity of this drinking holiday could be attributed to many factors, a few of which are mentioned in BroBible’s “10 Reasons Why Thanksgiving Eve Is the Best Bar Night of the Year” – most revolve around the fact that college kids come home to stay at their parents’ house for the holiday weekend.

Whether you pull out the spirits in preparation for that heavy turkey dinner, or you just need to buzz through an entire weekend with the in-laws, a bevy of Orlando nightlife hot spots have you covered this year with block parties, live DJ club sets and more on Wednesday, Nov. 27 – all of which we’ve included below.

Because nothing helps recover from a Thanksgiving morning hangover quite like a full plate of protein/carbs, followed by a tryptophan-induced nap.

4th Wednesday Art and Wine Walk
Enjoy free wine samples, listen to a poetry slam and view artwork by local artists
5:30-9:30 p.m.
Colonial Town Park, 200 Colonial Center Parkway, Lake Mary
407-444-0484
lm-heathrowfestival.com
free

Barrio Sunday on Thanksgiving Eve
With all-you-can-drink specials and DJ music
10 p.m.
The Beacham, 46 N. Orange Ave.
407-648-8363
thebeacham.com
call for price

Black Wednesday Party
With $20 bottomless drinks and shot specials, plus dueling pianos
7 p.m.
Howl at the Moon Saloon, 8815 International Drive
407-354-5999
howlatthemoon.com
call for price

Booze-A-Palooza
Enjoy unlimited cocktails and beer
9 p.m.
Ember, 42 W. Central Blvd.
407-849-5200
facebook.com/ember.orlando
$17-$20

I Love Wednesdays: Thanksgiving Eve Celebration
With music by DJ Chino, DJ Ray R and DJ Young Smitchell
10 p.m.
Tier Nightclub, 20 E. Central Ave.
407-317-9129
tiernightclub.com
call for price

Liquid Block Party
Grand re-opening event with live performances
9 p.m.
Liquid, 17 W. Pine St.
407-285-4709
absolute-parties.com
$15-$25

Night B4 Thanxgiving Block Party
Before the family time, get in some drinking time at this outdoor shindig.
10 p.m.
Wall Street Plaza, Wall and Court streets
407-894-0471
wallstplaza.net
free

Thanksgiving Eve With Giddy Up Go, Hannah Harber
Live country music
10:30 p.m.
The Smiling Bison, 745 Bennett Road
407-259-8036
facebook.com/thesmilingbison
free

Tropical Sunday on Thanksgiving Eve
Club party with DJ music and dancing
10 p.m.
The Social, 54 N. Orange Ave.
407-246-1419
thesocial.org
$15

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