American Social Bar & Kitchen opens on Restaurant Row

The Dr. Phillips location is the South Florida-based company’s first in Orlando and fourth overall.

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American Social Bar & Kitchen is an upscale sports bar that also doubles as a late-night lounge. Photo By: Danielle Nicole Photography.
American Social Bar & Kitchen is an upscale sports bar that also doubles as a late-night lounge. Photo By: Danielle Nicole Photography.
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A new, high-energy sports bar concept has made its new home on Restaurant Row.

American Social Bar & Kitchen — located at 7335 W. Sand Lake Road, Suite 101, Orlando — opened its doors Aug. 8. The upscale sports bar and restaurant offers American comfort food in a casual-dining atmosphere. From the bar, customers can unwind with a handcrafted signature cocktail or choose from an extensive list of craft beers. Lunch, dinner and happy-hour specials are available daily, and brunch will be offered Saturdays and Sundays.

“We have $5 burgers on Monday,” said Adam Perhosky, American Social’s director of marketing and events. “On Thursday, we have ‘Cocktail Therapy,’ which is basically our play on lady’s night. It includes $3 Ketel (One) Botanicals. And then on Saturdays and Sundays, we have our bottomless drink specials — bottomless mimosas (and) bloody marys. We do … brunch on Saturdays and Sundays.”

The award-winning restaurant will feature an extensive lineup of primetime sporting events and also offers an exciting late-night experience. Guests can watch various games from the 27 TVs throughout the space. At night, American Social will feature live music, live entertainment or DJs.

“On Thursday, Friday and Saturday, we transform from a restaurant into a high-energy bar and lounge vibe,” Perhosky said. “We (also) have DJs and other entertainment. (We’ll) have live acts come in on Tuesday nights, on Thursday nights, on Friday nights and on Saturday nights. During Saturday and Sunday brunch, we’ll have DJs and entertainment (as well).”

American Social Orlando is the fourth location for the South Florida-based sports bar and restaurant concept and the first in the Orlando area. The 8,500-square-foot, 281-seat restaurant features an expansive outdoor patio with a bar and private and semi-private dining areas, as well as cushy lounge furniture. Vintage artwork and photos of American icons adorn the walls, and the main bar features gas lanterns and rustic wood and iron accents.

“The opening of American Social Orlando marks a very significant moment for our company,” Managing Partner Rick Mijares said. “It’s humbling to see the great response and support we’ve received thus far, and we can’t wait to continue to share our concept with the residents of the city of Orlando as well as its many visitors.”



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