The bar, located atop the northeastern corner of the arena, first opened as the One80 Grey Goose Lounge in 2011 under the purview of Church Street Entertainment. Now under the management of Downtown Hospitality Group, in partnership with Orlando Venues, the Orlando Magic, and Amway Center hospitality partner Levy Restaurants, is expected to open the night of the Orlando Magic’s home game versus the Golden State Warriors, on February 19, 2021.
The DHG team is comprised of partners who have operated and marketed nightlife and hospitality brands like Hyde Bellagio and T-Mobile, Light Nightclub, Clique Lounge, The Venetian and Palazzo Resort Casino, and Rehab Pool Party. DHG partner Abe Taylor launched his career in Orlando
“I was part of the original team when we opened One80 Grey Goose Lounge so I have some great memories and know the potential of this venue. We could not be more excited to take on this new opportunity in a market where I have a deep connection. I believe that DHG’s Las Vegas operational expertise will be key in elevating the space to provide a nightlife experience yet to be seen in the Orlando market.”– Abe Taylor
Sky Lounge will be open on all game nights through the NBA season and then pause for a complete remodel this summer, which is expected to be complete by October 2021, in advance of the 2021-2022 NBA season.
Across the street in the Church Street District is the newly-opened AC Hotel Orlando Downtown with its own Sky Bar on the 18th floor which we visited HERE for a recent recording of “Bungalower and The Bus.”