118 South Orange Ave (between Church and Pine Street) Downtown Orlando 407-835-1900 www.redsquarelounge.com Red Square Lounge combines the comfort and exclusivity of a luxury lounge with the excitement and energy of Orlando’s hottest bar. Exposed brick walls incorporate an eclectic fusion of Russian artwork and local Orlando artists which rise above the hardwood floors and red-leather booths to meet the vaulted 20-foot-high ceilings. With its velvet curtains, and long rectangular leather couches encourage friendly mingling, and offer easy conversation pieces in the bar”s comfortable space. The scene is impossibly chic. From the suit-and-tie brigade to those rockin” the “As Seen on MTV” look, the immaculately groomed crowd is typical of most trendy bars: straight, mid-20s to mid-30s, with a strong South Beach flavor and a stronger desire for bottle service. Red Square Lounge isn”t meant to appeal to judgmental hipsters. Instead, it provides a venue for fun-loving partygoers to get down and enjoy the thriving downtown Orlando scene. There”s also a comfy bar with a cute wait staff for the more provincial crowd gazers – downtown model wannabes, and in-the-know crowd on the prowl for new energy. Musically, the roster ranges from deep house to hip-hop to loungey soul, with live DJ acts. Red Square Lounge isn”t just all Russian-inspired looks, either. With over 80 vodkas to choose from, you can travel the world through a martini glass. The drinks are superb: Try the Absolute Chambull or the Revolution Martini.