Thrive Cocktail Lounge & Eatery

by Yasmene Warren

This restaurant’s namesake is exactly what you’ll do once you step through its doors! Thrive Cocktail Lounge & Eatery is a restaurant located in Downtown Orlando dedicated to serving people a variety of “unique flavors” and connecting people through food.

Where’s It At?

Located south on Orange Avenue, Thrive lies in the heart of Downtown Orlando and opened its doors to the people of Orlando in 2021 to provide a brand new eating experience to the community.

Thrive opens at 11 a.m. every day and stays open until midnight on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Sundays, 1 a.m. on Wednesdays, and 2 a.m. on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. So whether you’re a morning person or a night owl, this place can provide you with the perfect eating experience!

What’s Cookin’?

At Thrive, you can get a taste of a little bit of everything as their menu offers a wide variety of specially crafted foods!

Thrive’s menu consists of “small plates,” which include dishes such as “Soy Boys,” which is steamed edamame, “Fire Fries,” which are beer battered fries in kobachi sauce, and fried brussels called “Sprout Chasers.” The restaurant also serves noodles, salads, and a fun calamari-centered dish named “Calmari-ana Grande!”

In case you thought the variety stopped there, Thrive also serves sliders — even some made with “impossible” meat — sushi, and best of all, brunch. If lunch is your thing, the “Mochi Wangz” take a fun twist on chicken wings, both bone-in and boneless, as they’re double fried, rice flour chicken wings served with Korean buffalo sauce and sesame seeds.

The “French Indulgence,” a super fluffy french toast dish topped with whipped cream, strawberries, blueberries and candied bacon is to die for if you’re in the mood for brunch!

Bottom’s Up!

There’s a reason “cocktail” is a part of this restaurant’s name, and that’s because Thrive is more than just a tasty eatery!

Thrive’s cocktail collection is made up of an array of drinks made with vodka, gin, tequila, cognac, scotch and more. Drinks like “Thrive O’clock Somewhere,” “Armed Strobbery,” and “Citrus Protection Program” will have you coming back for more!

Vibing and “Thriving”

With walls lined with gorgeous brick and greenery, raised leather booths, and speakers blasting the latest and greatest hits, you’re sure to be “thriving” at Thrive — they even have a bright, neon green sign that says so!



Thrive truly does aim to provide restaurant goers with a unique eating experience. Whether you’re looking for a hot brunch spot to spend with your friends, or you’re out downtown late at night trying to find the perfect place to grab a delicious drink and watch the game, Thrive does not disappoint!

Downtown Orlando

Downtown Orlando is the heart of “the city beautiful!” If the city life is what you’re looking for, then look no further. Restaurants galore lie within walking distance of one another, and there’s a beautiful park perfect for families and friends at Lake Eola. Looking for houses downtown?


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