You certainly have plenty of options during the day in the "Theme Park Capital of the World." The nightlife for teens in Orlando, Florida, is no different, offering many choices for exciting and safe venues. So if your teens are still not wiped out after the roller coasters and water slides all day, send them to one of the many teen-appropriate night clubs.
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The are a few venues that are mainly concert halls. Most of the shows are open to teens. The Beacham has a full calendar of concerts in various genres of music. Some shows are for all ages while others are for 18 and up. Backbooth is another option located in the downtown area. It has rock shows, dance parties, regional artists and national favorites. Most of the shows are open to all ages and ideal for teens to have an exciting time.
Teen Only Venues
You may be looking for a night spot with music and party themes targeted specifically for teens. FX is a company that throws teen-only dance parties in the area on a regular basis. Featuring Top-40 dance music, reggae, techno and more, the parties often have a theme for which the teens can dress up. The Groove is a dance club located on the Universal City Walk. It is normally a 21 and over bar, but on certain nights it features a teen-only event. Open to 15- to 19-year-olds, your teens can cut loose on the dance floor.
18 and Over Clubs
Perhaps you have your recent high school grad with you who may be more comfortable with the older crowd. Plenty of dance clubs admit 18- and 19-year-olds. Suite B Lounge features deejays playing all of the popular dance music with laser light shows and a lively atmosphere. Roxy Nightclub is another venue featuring live music, techno sound, electro artists and lots of dancing. Firestone Live also plays an assortment of dance music along with live musicians; the building was once a tire store which is where it got its name.
Other Fun Options
If your teen is not really into the music or dance scene, consider a few other options that would be good for a teen night out. City Walk offers an elaborately themed mini-golf course called The Hollywood Drive-In Mini Golf, featuring two courses -- one themed to horror movies with a haunted house and a pet cemetery, while the other one is more like a sci-fi film experience. For racing enthusiasts, Orlando Grand Prix is an indoor go-kart facility with two tracks. Teens may enjoy spending a night racing each other around these premier tracks.