Incorporated in 1916, Clermont was founded in 1884 and named for the French birthplace of the manager of the Clermont Improvement Company. The appearance of historic downtown Clermont has remained virtually the same since the mid 1960s, following construction of the Florida Citrus Tower. The tower is a 226-foot-tall structure that provides visitors with a spectacular view of the surrounding orange groves.
Only 30 minutes away from Orlando, Lake Louisa State Park is a perfect spot for Orlando locals to come to and relax. This state park is full of wildlife and activities; Lake Louisa State Park provides opportunities for biking, boating, camping, kayaking, and many more activities that nature lovers could enjoy.
Clermont Brewing Company is located just south of Lake Minneola and is the second microbrewery to open its doors in Clermont. With ten craft brews of many styles making the opening day lineup and an artisanal menu with Neapolitan pizzas and gourmet salad, Clermont Brewing has much to offer. It also offers live music and a substantial outdoor dining space.
The Clermont Performing Arts Center is a venue with a 1,200 seat performance hall and a 250 seat black box theater. They host an impressive mainstage theater season in the performance hall and a wide variety of additional performances in the black box.
Flippers Pizzeria is a pizza and Italian restaurant that prides itself on bringing you an elevated pizza experience. Every pizza is made with fresh dough, all-natural meats, and hand-picked spices, all baked at 600 degrees in a brick oven. The all-natural ingredients can be found throughout the Flippers menu. In addition to pizza, Flippers offers an assortment of pasta dishes, calzones, sandwiches, breadsticks, and salads. Dine-in, carry-out, and delivery are available options at all Flippers locations.
Growler USA is a franchise that specializes in the proper preservation of craft beers brought to consumers from some of the best breweries around the world. There are two locations in Florida, Clermont and Miami. The Clermont location features over 100 craft beers and a full food menu.
Michael Ali's is a pizzeria located at "790 West" in Clermont. It offers a variety of Italian food options ranging from strombolis to meatballs as well as their signature "Peter's Buffalo Wings" made from a 35-year-old family recipe. It shares its patio with Suncreek Brewery and Savoree. They have a second location in Winter Garden under the same roof as Crooked Can.
A coffee shop located in Clermont's Citrus Tower that offers coffee roasted fresh, daily. They have several other locations on the west coast of Florida, and they also deliver their beans at an affordable price.
A traditional Vietnamese restaurant that offers pho, spring rolls, rice dishes, seafood and grilled meats, a lengthy vegan menu, tapioca drinks, and much more. This is their second location in Central Florida.
Plaster Cottage is a "family favorite" pottery studio with two locations in Central Florida--Clermont and Cagan Crossings. They offer a variety of pieces at affordable prices and encourage families to bring lunch and paint all day! They allow bridal and birthday parties, group field trips, and other private bookings. They also offer "pottery to-go kits" which allow you to order your piece, paint it at home, and bring it back for the studio to fire and glaze. This is the perfect, local small business for your next family or group outing or a romantic night out!
Each location has its own Facebook page so you can follow and keep up with your local Plaster Cottage for current and upcoming events, ideas and inspiration, and for any information.
Founded in 1966, the South Lake Art League was created "to encourage and promote all forms of art and its appreciation." It offers a wide variety of events and classes throughout the year. They host two photography shows during the year, one in spring and one in summer, as well as a spring and fall art show. Some of the classes they offer include photography, colored pencil, basket weaving, kids art classes, and adult drawing classes. To enroll in the classes, interested participants must be a member of the South Lake Art League. Information on membership fees and class schedules can be found on their website.
Suncreek Brewery is Clermont's first microbrewery, located just south of Lake Minneola. It shares its "790 West" location with two eateries and is host to a substantial outdoor space. Suncreek offers an almost entirely Floridian tap list, including quite a few of their own brews.
The Crooked Spoon is a gastropub in Clermont that proudly promotes traditional fare with a dazzling and inventive new flare. The restaurant's menu has been carefully crafted by Chef Steve Saelg, who believes in the art of the complete dining experience. The Crooked Spoon also sports tremendous depth of knowledge and selection in their associates and craft beer menu.
A taste of England right in Clermont, it's Friar Tuck! With English staples like shepherd's pie and traditional English breakfasts, this authentic spot is a taste of home for those who made the trip across the pond. Hard to find British snacks and sweets can also be purchased at their small gift shop section. Come enjoy great British fare at this unique shop that cooks the Queen's way.
Uncle Kenny's is a Midwest-style, award-winning BBQ restaurant in Clermont started by two friends from Missouri (the self-proclaimed BBQ capital of the world) that are dedicated to the highest quality of food. The restaurant offers a traditional menu, with homemade rubs and barbecue sauces for a one-of-a-kind experience. They also do catering.
World of Beer (Clermont) is a franchise located in the Clermont Landing shopping plaza, just east of highway 27. It hosts an extensive tap list with beers from all over the world. It also has a quality bar menu and ample outdoor seating in a convenient location.