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City Pub

861 N Orange Ave.
Orlando, FL 32801
(407) 652-0600
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Say goodbye to the former North Quarter Tavern and hello to City Pub.

Craig Ustler, the well known developer, who is heavily involved in the Downtown Orlando Creative Village, amongst many other things, decided in late 2017 that it was time to relinquish North Quarter Tavern.

He decided to start an operating partnership with Church Street Entertainment, a name that should be synonymous with most Orlando locals, as they already own such popular downtown spots like Ember, Latitudes, Cahoots, Chillers, Irish Shannon’s, 180 Skytop Lounge and Crafted.

For over 27 years, Church Street Entertainment and its principals have locally owned and operated bars and restaurants in downtown Orlando, and they have now brought their passion and expertise to the North Quarter District.

From owners to bartenders, old timers to newcomers, the City PUB team takes pride in living and working in the neighborhood and helping the local community thrive.

Located in the heart of the North Quarter District in Downtown Orlando, the interior of City Pub features high top and dining room seating with multiple TV's so you never miss your favorite game with artwork that displays the history of Orlando dotted along the walls.

The menu features classic and remastered pub favorites that is handcrafted and chef driven. Executive Chef, Adam Dierks takes the lead in the kitchen and offers a distinctive menu that includes bar snacks, appetizers, savory salads, shareable dishes, classic pub favorites and heartier entrees.

Next door to City Pub is the sister space… Bitters and Bottles. This is a sophisticated yet comfortable night spot in Downtown Orlando, that is the only spot in the North Quarter District serving craft cocktails and a curated wine list alongside the chef driven bar snacks.

City Pub has a comfortable bar with seating around all sides that serves local craft beers and a variety of handcrafted cocktails.

We started our evening with Dirty Chips that feature yuca chips, sweet potato chips, dried parsnips and beets with an amazing garlic cream dipping sauce. 

The Hummus was as fresh and tasty as it gets with chickpea hummus, English cucumber, carrots, pickled beets, grilled artichoke hearts and grilled pita bread.

For a sampling of cocktails from the bar at City Pub, we ordered the House Margarita with Patron and sweet agave nectar on the left and an old fashioned with Bulleit bourbon on the right.

We really enjoyed the Grilled Salmon entree with Zellwood corn risotto, grilled asparagus and a lemon beurre blanc sauce. The salmon was flaky and cooked perfectly and when combined with a bite of the risotto it was magical.

I think this may only be a Friday night special at City Pub, but you absolutely have to have the slow braised Lamb Shank ...this literally fell of the bone and was so flavorful and absolutely delicious, served with roasted potatoes and grilled Brussels sprouts.

After our meal and a few cocktails at City Pub, we walked across the hall and entered Bitters and Bottles. This is a pretty upscale handcrafted cocktail lounge with amazing drinks, great ambiance and a chill vibe. The artwork here is more of the same from inside City Pub with murals and paintings of Orlando. We were really impressed with the set up here.

Once inside we ordered a Lavender Mint Collins and a Whiskey Sour with Jim Beam Double Oak, and both were exceptional.


City Pub also offers one hell of a Sunday brunch deal. For $29.99 you get unlimited mimosas, interactive action stations that make red velvet waffles, carving stations with smoked salmon and other meats, a variety of fruits and vegetables, custom made eggs and pasta dishes from the kitchen.

We really liked City Pub and Bottles and Bitters, and think it is not only a great replacement for North Quarter Tavern, but a great addition to North Downtown Orlando.

City Pub is open from 11:30 am to 2:00 am Monday to Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am to 12:30 am.

Bitters and Bottles is open from 4:00 pm to 2:00 am Monday to Saturday, and they close at 12:30 am on Sunday.
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