Universal Citywalk is an eclectic collection of top-notch eateries, themed bars, and exciting nightlife – all within minutes of the International Drive Resort Area. It’s ideally located between the 2 biggest theme parks and is the perfect spot to stop off for drinks or dinner. If you just show up for the evening parking after 6 pm in the main Universal parking garage is free and there is never an admission charge to Universal CityWalk itself.
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The ‘Today Cafe’ is the place to hang for fans of the top rated NBC morning show – surround yourself with all things Savannah, Hoda and Al.
Bob Marley – A Tribute to Freedom
Stir it up over a nice cool RumRunner at Bob Marley – A Tribute to FreedomSM, a recreation of the Rasta masta’s house in Kingston. Cultural icon and music legend Bob Marley became the “King of Reggae” with songs of faith, hope, and rebellion that inspired audiences from the 1960s through today. Working closely with Rita Marley and the Bob Marley Foundation, we created a replica of Bob’s home on 56 Hope Road in Kingston, Jamaica. Artifacts, photos, and video clips from his storied career surround you in the open-air veranda and courtyard.Get a taste of island life with a menu of Jamaican-influenced appetizers, entrees, and desserts. Try favorites like the Oxtail Stew, the Sun is Shining grilled chicken, or the Taste of Jamaica appetizer platter featuring veggie and beef pasties, jerk wings, and yucca fries.
Sing for your supper over at Pat O’Briens™, fresh from New Orleans, with its famous flaming fountains and dueling piano bar. Step up and take the stage at this rocking bar and karaoke club, where you can belt out your favorite tunes with help from talented backup singers and a live band (in the evening Tuesday through Saturday). Sunday and Monday evenings, croon along to recorded tracks. This is no ordinary sing-along experience: A nightly host keeps things going as you and your fellow headliners create a one-of-a-kind show. Whether you’re a first-timer or a veteran vocalist, you’ll never forget this little taste of fame.
The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen
Extraordinary foodstuffs abound at this new full-service restaurant, bar, and confectionary. Indulge in classic dishes like steak and seafood, as well as an all-day brunch menu featuring crepes and quiches, each with their own novel twist. But save room for the grand finale: Our chefs create culinary alchemy with gourmet chocolates and one-of-a-kind desserts, ranging from artisanal milkshakes to sumptuous sundaes. Flavors like Chocolate Brownie Bark, Bacon Brittle, and Salted Caramel Flan might make it impossible to choose just one.
This Steampunk dream is an enchanting eatery topped with towering smokestacks and adorned with intriguing gizmos. It’s a fantastic feast for the eyes and the stomach.
Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville
Whether you arrive by land, air, or sea, you’re always welcome at this ultra-relaxed ode to island life. Unwind to the tune of live musicians playing Jimmy Buffett covers, tropical sounds, and rock hits, all while awaiting the eruption of the margarita-filled volcano at The Volcano Bar. Inside you’ll find your only worry in the world is deciding what to eat. Choose from items like Grilled Fish Tacos, a Cheeseburger in Paradise, the “Drunken” Shrimp Skillet, key lime pie and the landmark Chocolate Hurricane dessert. And don’t forget the main event; there are 10 variations of margaritas and a host of frozen concoctions on deck. Want to live the lifestyle a bit longer? Sail on over to the Lone Palm Airport next door to sip drinks, munch on quick eats, and chat beneath the wings of Jimmy Buffett’s very own seaplane, the Hemisphere Dancer.
Hard Rock Cafe Orlando
Crank up the volume and count on a one-of-a-kind meal when you step inside the world’s largest Hard Rock Cafe. There’s nothing better than the Legendary® Burger, but there are plenty of other menu items to satisfy your hunger. Order a fresh salad, tasty sandwich, or tantalizingly sweet dessert as your eyes take in all of the mind-blowing memorabilia.
Check out the suit Elvis wore in the film Viva Las Vegas, view hand-painted Beatles posters, and look through Buddy Holly’s famous black glasses. You can also admire Pete Townshend’s Fender Stratocaster—or what’s left of it, that is. Pete destroyed the guitar during a Who concert at Portsmouth Guildhall in 2002. Afterwards, honor your visit through music history with authentic merchandise including apparel, drinkware, and Hard Rock Cafe’s famous collectible pins.
Hard Rock Live
This is no overblown arena show where you’re a mile away and can’t see the stage. This is your moment with top names in music and comedy, and when the lights go down and the crowd rises up, you’ll know you’re in the right place.The 3,000-seat auditorium boasts state-of-the-art audio, lighting, video, and a full bar and concession stand for the ultimate entertainment experience. The calendar is packed with a wide variety of musicians and who’s who of comedians. No matter what you’re coming here for, it’s sure to be one rockin’ party. For more information visit the Hard Rock Live website or call the box office at (407) 351-LIVE (5483).
CityWalk’s Rising Star
If you want to do more than just watch a concert you can get into the act at CityWalk’s Rising Star where you are the lead singer, crooning your favorite hits, backed by the live house band. Step up and take the stage at this rocking bar and karaoke club, where you can belt out your favorite tunes with help from talented backup singers and a live band (in the evening Tuesday through Saturday). Sunday and Monday evenings, croon along to recorded tracks. This is no ordinary sing-along experience: A nightly host keeps things going as you and your fellow headliners create a one-of-a-kind show. Whether you’re a first-timer or a veteran vocalist, you’ll never forget this little taste of fame.
At the AMC® Universal Cineplex 20 at Universal CityWalk™, you can take in new releases on twenty big screens, including an immersive IMAX* Experience theater. Enjoy stadium seating, high-backed chairs, and state-of-the-art projection and sound systems that put on an incredible show. The concession stands are stocked with sweet snacks in addition to hot foods like pizza and fries, plus a full liquor bar with beer and wine. These first-class features come together to create an unforgettable viewing experience at Orlando’s premier movie showplace.
Red Coconut Club
Start with a lavish ultra lounge. Add a dash of Cuban flair and a pinch of tiki chic, and you’ve got two levels of music and glamour swirling up a lush moonlit mood. Need a break from all the dancing? Head upstairs for intimate dining tables overlooking the main floor, or soak up the starlight on the outdoor patio for an unrivaled view of Universal CityWalk’s shimmering lights. Signature martinis, specialty drinks, an extensive wine list, and VIP table service make this sophisticated-casual club the ultimate destination for plush nightlife.
For a faster pace The GrooveSM is where you’ll find all the latest dance music pounding away until 2am. Locals and out-of-town visitors alike flock to this multi-level dance club boasting the latest in sound and special effects. Party through several uniquely themed full-service bars, check out the pulsating wall of video screens, and gaze out from the balcony terrace overlooking Universal CityWalk™. Feel like a celebrity when you opt for the exclusive VIP seating and table service.
More Great Restaurants & Eateries
Vivo Italian Kitchen: Next to Red Oven Pizza Bakery, Vivo immerses guests in modern Italian cuisine. This original concept restaurant showcases a contemporary dining atmosphere, allowing guests to watch chefs handcraft pasta from scratch and create classic Italian dishes with a modern twist.
Menchie’s: Located on the second-floor promenade of CityWalk, Menchie’s is a popular frozen yogurt shop which provides guests a unique and fun frozen yogurt experience with an expansive self-serve toppings bar.
Hot Dog Hall of Fame: Situated across from Antojitos on the second level of CityWalk, this walk-up window features iconic hot dog creations from some of our nation’s most famous ballparks, including the loaded Chicago dog and Boston brat.
The Bread Box: Here you’ll find hot and cold deli sandwiches, salads, soups and desserts, such as their Nutella milkshake!
Antojitos Authentic Mexican Food: You’ll think you’ve stepped south of the border when you discover the lively fiesta inside this south of the border joint. Only the finest ingredients are used to create the made-from-scratch Mexican street fare that has garnered attention from around the globe. The menu mixes flavorful favorites like tacos, empanadas, and fajitas with traditional creations like hearty Mar y Tierra Stew and bright Mahi Veracruzana. Tableside guacamole is as fresh as it gets, a delicious complement to warm chips and a cold cerveza. With live Mariachi music setting the tone on select nights, this is a festive dining experience every day of the week.
The Cowfish at CityWalk Orlando: This cool eatery features custom-designed burgers, fresh sushi, and their own Burgushi® a cutting-edge fusion of both. Wash it all down with spiked milkshakes, premium sakes, handcrafted beers, exotic martinis, and non-alcoholic specialties.
- Blue Man Group – they’re blue, they’re bald, they’re funny!
- Bob Marley – A Tribute To Freedom – very hard to sit still when things get going!
- Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville – great cocktails, good tunes loud shirts and good food (cover after 10pm)
- Universal Cineplex – beer & wine sales can make up for a bad movie!
- Rising Star – great house band and some surprisingly good singers!
- Hard Rock Live Orlando – the most civilized venue in town for name acts.
- Hard Rock Cafe Orlando – one more town, one more T-shirt.
- The Groove – check out the very cool Blue Room (Cover – over 21)
- Pat O’Brien’s Orlando – if you enjoy a singalong go for it! (Cover for piano bar)
- Toothsome Chocolate Factory – bang goes the diet this week but so worth it!
- Cigar Smokers rejoice – a little-known haven called Cigarz awaits with a very cool bar, a well-stocked humidor, and no crowds.
- Dance lessons for the rhythmically challenged are available at Latin Quarter.