ORLANDO — Downtown Orlando, already known for hosting a wide variety of specialized restaurants and nightclubs, is about to get even more diverse when it becomes the home to this region’s first champagne lounge.
Within a month, the champagne corks are expected to be popping at Pagne Champagne Lounge, an establishment that plans to offer patrons a wide selection of champagne, wine and spirits to go along with a menu of light appetizers and to serenade those customers with an evening of live piano entertainment.
The official opening of Pagne – which is pronounced “pain” – will be in late February. The name is a spin-off of champagne and pain, in fact, and the new establishment in Thornton Park was created by CT Designs and Design Studio 15. In a release announcing the opening of this lounge, Pange noted that it promises to “deliver a classy, intimate atmosphere inspired by rich fabrics, old dark libraries and 1970’s glam and speakeasy lounges.”
Previously, one of the best places to enjoy a glass of champagne in downtown Orlando was at the Dessert Lady, which specialized in a delicious selection of desserts mixed with a variety of champagnes, but they moved from their location on Church Street to the Dr. Phillips Marketplace.
Pagne Champagne Lounge will be located at 100 S. Eola Drive, in the heart of downtown Orlando and next to Lake Eola Park and adjacent to Mingo’s restaurant. Pagne will be an evening affair, open to guests Thursdays through Sundays from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Pagne is promising to deliver a unique look and style, one the company describes as “sleek and sexy” in a facility that will “house a mixology bar serving up specially mixed beverages and customer service experienced only at Pagne, plus personal lockers for guests to store their spirits and feel right at home.”
For out-of-towners, Pagne has even worked out a partnership with Versace at the Mall at Millenia to offer VIP luxury transportation to the lounge.
The Pagne concept was created by Angel Cortes and Nick Patel, the Infinity Holdings-Able Connections developers responsible for other popular nightlife attractions in Central Florida, including Terrace 390, Ghost Bar & Lounge, Trend Studios Orlando, Saddle Up Bar, Vain Nightclub, Chico’s Tequila Bar, and Knight’s Pub, and Mingo’s, among others.
Cortes issued a statement noting that “Pagne is a sexy and classy destination like nothing seen in Orlando, where modern design meets that 1970’s burlesque feel. It will be a place where you can sit and enjoy the piano player, engage with friends in an intimate setting and enjoy the best selection of champagne and spirits this city has to offer. We are thrilled to bring this unique concept to Orlando and hope Pagne quickly becomes everyone’s favorite new destination.”
To learn more about the official grand opening of Pagne’s, call 407-781-4398.
Thornton Park will also be the place to visit next month if you live wine and art. The Thornton 2nd Thursday Wine + Art Walk is coming up on Feb. 13 from 6:30-9:30 p.m., when a $10 gets you a wrist band, wine glass, and a map of all the locations where you get greeted with a complimentary pour of wine, beer, or cocktail. Pick up a glass at Railey, Harding & Allenlaw firm at 15 N. Eola Drive that evening.
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