The Porch in Winter Park

By Yasmene Warren

Winter Park has yet another tasty spot to grab some grub from, and it’s got a real “homey” vibe to it — and we’re not just talking about it being a converted garage — it’s The Porch!

What is The Porch?

We know what a porch is, but The Porch is a sports bar that has been converted from a garage into a hot bar and restaurant. It’s located in Winter Park on North Orange Avenue near Hannibal Square.

You can do as the restaurant’s website says and “Eat! Drink! Stay Awhile” between 11:00 AM and 2:00 AM on select days. On select nights, they also have special events alongside a happy hour that lasts for a majority of the day! 

Food and Drinks

You’ll definitely want to come hungry when you’re visiting The Porch because this place has a lot to offer.

The “apps & snacks” section alone has enough to blow your taste buds out of the water! Order some warm, salty pretzel poppers that come with delicious beer cheese, or get the pulled pork ‘tot’chos in all of its porky, cheesy, and spicy goodness.

You can also order wings in either a six or 12 count, and the flavor possibilities are nearly endless. Douse your wings in lemon pepper, Nashville hot, hot garlic, sha boom, truffalo, the peanut butter jelly and many more. Under the greens section you’ll find something a little healthier, such as the classic caesar salad, a Greek salad, spinach & granola and more.

The Porch has a wide variety of sandwiches and burgers on its menu as well. Order a pulled pork sandwich, the Cuban, a “Big Texas BLT,” or consider getting burgers such as the Colombiano, “Southern ‘Mama Jama,’” the fancy fun-guy and more to send your taste buds on a trip. There are also house specialties on the menu, including items like “The Porch TV Dinner,” shrimp & grits, Porch Tacos and more.

As for drinks, The Porch serves cocktails, bottles, cans, wines, beer on tap, and even buckets of drinks. Some cocktails include the kickin’ cucumber, tito mojito and blackberry smash.

The Atmosphere

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be in your neighbor’s backyard during the big game, then The Porch comes pretty close. Because it’s built in a garage, the doors provide perfect backyard access to The Porch’s porch.

As you make your way through the illuminated entryway, you’ll be met with a fairly open indoor bar and seating area. The open concept really allows the life that exists in Winter Park to be brought in and experienced by everyone inside. The Porch is definitely one of those places you’ll become a loyal regular at!


If you love the flavors that come with traditional American food but want it from somewhere new, fresh and local, then The Porch is the spot for you! Not to mention, it’s totally an Instagrammable location and gives you just one more reason to stay in the city beautiful.

Downtown Winter Park

Downtown Winter Park is one of the city’s more historical areas. There are tons of restaurants, bars, shops and more along major city roads like Fairbanks Avenue and Orlando Avenue. It is in close proximity to downtown districts such as Hannibal Square and Park Avenue. Here, you’ll never run out of places to go.

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