While it may be hard to spot at first 'The Imperial Wine Bar & Beer Garden' is one of Orlando's most beloved watering holes. Housed inside an old furniture store, this charming wine bar is a cozy place for locals and those attending Trend Hunter’s Orlando innovation conference to kick back and enjoy a few drinks.
Unlike other bars in Orlando's hip Ivanhoe Village area, The Imperial Wine Bar & Beer Garden is nestled inside a quirky home furnishings store called 'Washburn Imports.' Not only does the furniture give the bar a charmingly homey feel, but it also gives customers a unique opportunity to shop while they dine, as nearly everything in the bar is for sale. For those who are simply there for a drink or a bite to eat, the bar offers an impressive selection of wine and microbrews, as well as a number of mouth-watering small plates.
With hybrid retail outlets becoming increasingly popular, The Imperial Wine Bar & Beer serves as a perfect example of how small businesses can incorporate restaurants into existing spaces.