Don’t equate Orlando with mouse ears and thrill rides: The city is a checkerboard of intriguing neighborhoods filled with galleries, shops and restaurants.

Bartender Olivia Kiellish of Mathers Social Gathering, makes the "Blueberry Basil Gimlet" cocktail.

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Mathers Social Gathering's story, or at least that of the charming building in which it is housed, begins back in the 1800s, and the third-floor space that Mathers occupies is rife with charm and atmosphere.

Downtown Orlando has a lot of bars. A LOT of bars. But I don’t think we can have too many as cool as Mathers Social Gathering, which opened recently at 30 S. Magnolia Ave. in a structure known, not coincidentally, as the Mather Building.

Hospitality Design (HD) magazine announced the winners of the inaugural HD Nightlife Awards last night at a ceremony at Marquee Las Vegas.

A notable bar is more than just a place to have a drink—it’s an experience. Just as our local chefs are well versed in crafting delectable dishes, our local bartenders are continuously utilizing their creativity to mix quality libations. 

There are more than 5,000 restaurants in Orlando, Florida, but many travelers focus only on the ones inside the city’s renowned theme parks.

At first glance, the old Mather Building doesn’t look at all remarkable. However, its story—and what’s inside—is quite unique. 

No spot limits for this meetup since there isn't a reservation - It's happy hour, so I'm keeping this one open! Let's Meetup for some happy hour drinks and meet new members...

Each year, the Downtown Orlando Partnership’s Golden Brick Awards honor projects that have positively impacted downtown and contributed significantly to its quality of life.

Mathers Social Gathering has a sophisticated but comfortable atmosphere, with wood-beamed ceilings, brick walls, and residential-style furnishings in cozy groupings throughout the space. 

Essay question: Why should I drink here? You won’t find a better-looking throwback bar than Mathers Social Gathering. 

The owners of Mather’s Social Gathering, Team Market Group, told Bungalower that they are on track for a late February/early March opening. They even invited us in for a tour.​

I’m sipping a frozen drink. But it’s not in a refillable Mickey Mouse cup, and the soundtrack at Mathers Social Gathering, downtown’s newest bar, is Sinatra, not “It’s a Small World”.

Downtown's poshest newcomer this year is undoubtedly Mathers Social Gathering. Located on the third floor of the historic Mathers building

With dark woods, exposed-brick walls, bookshelves, antiques and historic neighborhood photos, this comfy cocktail lounge on the third floor of a downtown Orlando building dating to the 1800s has an old-time feel.

To take downtown Orlando at face value – a skyscraper hub of businesses, banks and bars – is too simplistic. The city’s core is a mecca for the creative with a diverse culinary landscape, experimental art, and theater spaces.

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Always one for a tipple in an unusual location, Ted wet his whistle at Mathers Social Gathering where he entered through a hidden door in the bookshelves of a 19th Century furniture store.


Orlando’s culinary and craft beer scene has witnessed explosive growth in the last five years, catching the attention of locals and out-of-towners alike. 


We rounded off our last night with cocktails at Mather’s Social Gathering - a stylish industrial chic hideaway housed on the third floor of a downtown vintage furniture store.

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This downtown Orlando bar with a semi-hidden entrance transports you to the 1920s, while also adding modern flare. Enter through the secret door for creative cocktails, offered for half price Tuesday-Saturday during Social Hour.

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If you’re looking for a speakeasy that offers a cosy setting and great entertainment, Mathers will certainly fit the bill. Located on the third floor of a 19thcentury vintage furniture store, Mathers has a reminiscent air of late 1800s Orlando and times past.

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