So, you’re looking for a new and fun place to take your date this weekend. Bars and restaurants are always fun, but sometimes you need to change it up to expand your horizons. So where do you go, you ask? Well, if you live in the Orlando, Florida area, then the answer is this . . . ALL FIRED UP INC. This is a “paint-it-yourself” pottery establishment located in Winter Park. Yes, pottery may sound a bit boring, but don’t be too quick to assume. This is a festive environment, with very friendly staff, and you will find yourself meeting some very genuine and interesting people. If you love pottery, then you will have fun simply based on that fact. But what if you don’t love pottery? Well, guess what? You can bring your own food and drinks! When we say drinks, we’re not just talking about water and milk . . . anything goes. Some people bring a couple bottles of wine and some people bring a six pack of Coors Light or Budweiser. Yes, you can get drunk and do pottery at the same time! How cool is that? It’s VERY cool if you have a bad date and need to find a way to get through the night!
Another great thing about this place is that it’s open until midnight on Friday and Saturday, so you have all night to create your pottery masterpiece (and all night to drink your booze). One thing to keep in mind is that this place fills up on weekends . . . and every table is situated to fit at least four people, hence, if you are just there with your date, you may very well have to share your table with two other people. So, if you’re not open to meeting new people and making new friends, then maybe this isn’t the place for you.
Generally, most people select small, medium-sized, and large bowls to paint, but there are various other items you can pick from, too, including gnomes, shot glasses, and plates. Once you pick your item to paint, you can choose from a large variety of paints.
On most nights, you will have to pay an $8 “studio fee,” although, they do offer some nights with no “cover charge.” When you are finished with your creative and innovative paintings, you will pay for your pottery items, which depending on the items you pick, can be as little as $3 or as high as $60. Most of the items average between $10 and $18 apiece. Once you have handed in your painted items, you can return a week later to pick up the finished, shiny, and glossy product and display it on top of your TV to show off at parties. Make sure you don’t forget to go back to pick your items up. If you don’t return within 30 days, you will lose rights to them, as they will most likely donate them.
Go ahead and try this out, you won’t be disappointed! But hey, if you are by chance disappointed, then have no fear . . . there is a sake bar right next door!
The store hours are as follows:
Tuesday to Thursday: 11 AM – 11 PM
Friday & Saturday: 11 AM – Midnight
Sunday: 12 PM to 6 PM
The address is 229 West Fairbanks Avenue, Winter Park, FL, phone #(407) 644-9363, and their web address is http://www.allfireduponline.com/index.html