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Vanbarry's Public House

4120 Orange Ave.
Orlando, FL 32806
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Vanbarry’s Public House is another one of those places that I've always meant to go and checkout, but never got the chance to. 

With the busy holiday season, cooking at home is a rarity, so we find ourselves dining out more often than not. I'm glad I finally got to go there, and I can tell you, I have been there a few times since. They have a really great atmosphere, great drinks and pretty good food too.

Vanbarry's is part of three bars and restaurants that are operated by Caitlin Van Voorhis. She is the proprietor of Finnhenry's in downtown Orlando, which is up the road from Vanbarry’s on North Orange Avenue, and also Ollie's Public House in College Park.

All three locations have a public house vibe but Vanbarry’s really tries to step away and just be a real down home neighborhood bar. Ollies is great also, but that location is more sports oriented, and Finnhenry's is in the heart of downtown that is known to get a little wild on the weekends, So Vanbarry’s is the just right bar in the just right location.

The food served here really covers a multitude of items from classic bar and pub food to a boneless braised short rib bowl. They have peel and eat shrimp, a mac & cheese skillet, nachos, burgers, sandwiches and flatbreads. Most things are pretty traditional, but a few items on the menu are very unique and delicious.

They also have an extensive craft beer selection on tap or out of the bottle, but cocktails and mixed drinks are a specialty here. There is a pretty extensive drink menu placed by the bar and it shouldn't be too hard to find something to fix what ales you. Wine is also available.

What really makes Vanbarry’s such a cool spot is the atmosphere and set up of the restaurant. The have a pretty expansive outside seating area that is mostly covered. The uncovered part has a sandpit with a firepit in the middle and plenty of lounge chairs to sit back and unwind in.

Inside is surprisingly spacious with table tops, high tops and seating at the bar. Most nights there is live music and the vibe here is as casual and laid back as it gets.

The Spring Fizz cocktail is made with Drumshanbo dry gin, rosemary simple syrup, lemon and prosecco. This is a great sipping drink.

Of course, if you just want some Knob Creek with a splash of Ginger Ale, Vanbarry’s can make that for you as well.

When I first heard about Bacon Caramel Fries, I wasn't very sure about this concept. After my first bite, I can say... this changes everything! These are WOW amazingly good.. Salty, Sweet, Savory...what’s not to like about French fries topped with caramel sauce & crispy bacon crumbles?

The Mac & Cheese Skillet is simple but delicious and is filled with rich ooey gooey cheese.

Our group also really enjoyed the Happy Hippie Flatbread with Sun dried tomatoes, garlic, cucumber, tomato, red onion and mozzarella topped with arugula.

The Thai Chicken Salad was also surprisingly good. It's certainly different from traditional pub fare but, the flavors and textures worked really well. This is made with mixed greens, grilled chicken, noodles, shredded carrots, red peppers, tomatoes and crushed peanuts tossed in a Thai peanut dressing.

Drinks around the fire pit.

Vanbarry’s really has done a great job of becoming a local public house and bar where everyone can relax and unwind. The prices are very affordable here, even for the more high end cocktails. I looked all over the menu, and I did not see one item over $10.00, aside of the fajitas, and those can serve two. 

Come over to the southside of Orlando sometimes, and you might be surprised at what you find. I know we have the SODO area, but Vanbarry’s and a few other really good restaurants are just a bit more south away from the hustle and bustle.

Vanbarry's is open from 11:00 am until 2:00 am everyday except Sunday. They serve brunch from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm on Sundays, and close at 2:00 am.

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