The rhythmic beat of music
pounds from high-tech speakers. Neon lights illuminate figures dancing
in the streets. Revelers dine at top-name restaurants and club hop
until the wee hours of the morning. Stiltwalkers, jugglers and street
entertainers dazzle onlookers. Its a typical action-packed night
at Universal CityWalk.
A collection of brightly colored,
10-story towers, icons and free-form sculptures identify CityWalks
distinctive skyline from miles away, enticing guests to lounge over
morning coffee, enjoy a leisurely meal or party late into the night.
An eclectic collection of themed
restaurants, nightclubs, specialty shops and a 20-screen movie theatre,
Universal CityWalk is Orlandos hottest spot for entertainment,
boasting the biggest names in live music, dining, dancing, movies
and more. CityWalk captures everything from the elegance of Emerils
Restaurant Orlando to the rock n roll beat of the worlds
largest Hard Rock Café. The expansive, two-tiered promenade
features individually themed shopping, entertainment and dining venues
and sits at the entrance of both Universal Studios and Islands of
Adventure theme parks. The 30-acre entertainment complex is a meeting
place with a distinct attitude where guests can taste, touch, see
and hear great entertainment.
"CityWalk brings together
a powerful ensemble of partners -- all leaders within their own industries
and professions -- to create an unrivaled 21 st-century entertainment
package, said Bob Gault, president and chief executive officer,
Universal Orlando. CityWalk offers limitless excitement for
residents, vacationers, conventioneers, day trippers and resort guests
From the casual Floribbean
food of Jimmy Buffetts Margaritaville to the Latin-flavored
cuisine of The Latin Quarter, from the concerts at Hard Rock
Live to the island music performed at Bob Marley- A Tribute To Freedom,
CityWalk has something to appeal to every taste. Nightly entertainment
such as karaoke or live comedians at CityJazz, teen nights at the
groove, musical acts from around the world and street performances
throughout CityWalk keep the energy high seven nights a week. In addition,
CityWalk hosts a variety of special events throughout the year, including
the annual Bob Marley Reggae Fest and the Orlando Beer Festival.
CityWalk is a non-gated attraction.
Cover charge for individual venues depends upon entertainment. Guests
a CityWalk Party Pass for $9.95 plus tax and enjoy one nights
unlimited admission to the clubs at CityWalk. For $19.95, visitors
can enjoy a delicious dinner at select CityWalk restaurants plus a
movie at Universal Cineplex. For more information please call CityWalk
Guest services at 407-224-5500
This soul-stirring 30-acre complex
surrounds you with live music and dancing, casual and fine dining, specialty
shops and cinemas. Outdoor stages and common areas set the stage for
live concerts, art festivals, cooking demonstrations, celebrity appearances
and street performers.
A sparkling lagoon running through
the complex provides a picturesque location to sip a cool drink under
the midday sun, or take a moonlight stroll with that special someone.
Please call (407) 224-CITY for Group Events or private party information.
Don't miss CityWalk, the hottest spot for entertainment!
UNIVERSAL CITYWALK FACT SHEET
Universal CityWalk, an eclectic
collection of themed restaurants, electrifying nightclubs, and specialty
shops, is Orlandos hottest entertainment spot. From the elegance
of Emerils Restaurant Orlando to the rock n roll beat of
Hard Rock Café, CityWalk features the biggest names in dining,
live music and dancing.
UNIVERSAL CITYWALK DINING
Bob Marley - A Tribute to Freedom
A one-of-a-kind celebration of music and culture, Bob Marley - A Tribute
to Freedom is patterned after Marleys actual home in Kingston,
Jamaica. It commemorates the King of Reggaes international
fame and takes guests on a musical journey of his life. Artifacts, photos,
and video clips from his legendary career surround visitors in the open-air
verandah and courtyard. The cuisine features Jamaican-influenced appetizers,
entrees and desserts.
Have a meal on memory lane and revisit the most famous people, music,
movies and events of the last 40 years. DECADES Cafe mixes popular food
with pop culture to serve up an entertaining and delicious dining experience.
Diners can enjoy hearty American cuisine including steaks, hamburgers,
fried chicken and barbeque while surrounded by colorful memorabilia
and music videos from the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s.
Emerils Restaurant Orlando
This sophisticated eatery was created by noted chef Emeril Lagasse,
star of the hit Food Network program Emeril Live. The restaurants
focal point is a bustling, open kitchen where guests can watch chefs
design their Creole-based gourmet creations, including Louisiana oyster
stew, duck, and rib-eye steak. The restaurant also boasts a full bar
with a second-floor wine gallery featuring an open display of 12,000
bottles of wine, a cigar bar that features a wall-sized humidor and
aperitif bar. A second Emerils Universal Orlando location, Emerils
Tchoup Chop, is located in the Royal Pacific Resort.
Hard Rock Café
Adjacent to the Hard Rock Live performance venue is the worlds
largest Hard Rock Café, decorated with the worlds largest
collection of rock n roll memorabilia. These include a 1959 pink
Cadillac revolving over the bar and guitars and clothing from rock superstars
such as Kiss, Elvis, The Beatles and Bob Dylan. The restaurant features
classic American cuisine burgers, marinated chicken breast and
barbeque ribs, plus a full bar. Hard Rock specialty merchandise is for
sale, including leather jackets, pins and t-shirts.
Jimmy Buffetts Margaritaville
Every corner of Margaritaville brings to life a different Jimmy Buffett
classic. Its main dining room was inspired by one of Jimmy Buffetts
favorite South Florida waterfront concerts, and its three barsThe
Volcano Bar, Land Shark Bar, and 12 Volt Bar-were themed around Jimmy
Buffett songs. The menu features a unique combination of Key West and
Caribbean foods known as Floribbean Cuisine and items indigenous to
Florida, including conch fritters, calamari, and key lime pie. Live
musical performances carry guests away with tunes ranging from island
style to rock. The outdoor Lone Palm Airport features a full menu and
bar under the wing of Jimmy Buffetts own seaplane, the Hemisphere
Guests enjoy the driving rhythms and mouth-watering delicacies of Central
America, South America, Mexico and the Caribbean. A festive dining,
dancing, and live entertainment experience, Latin Quarter offers authentic
food, drink and entertainment from all 21 Latin American nations. The
unique decor, influenced by Aztec, Incan and Mayan architecture, immerses
guests in the culture and style of Latin America. Menu items include
pork, black beans, yellow rice, plantains and flan, as well as a full
The only officially NASCAR-sanctioned specialty restaurant for racing
fans, NASCAR Café features rows of gleaming NASCAR Winston Cup
Cars, a surround-sound video wall, multi-media games, rare artifacts
and collectibles. Official NASCAR memorabilia and a showcase of cars
including Richard Pettys 1984 Pontiac, Jeff Gordons Monte
Carlo and Dale Earnhardt Sr.s Monte Carlo adorn the venue. The
restaurant features all-American cuisine including baby back ribs, roasted
sirloin and popcorn shrimp, plus a full bar.
The result of a partnership between the National Basketball Association
and Hard Rock Café, NBA City is Hard Rocks first new restaurant
brand in its 28-year history and the NBAs first entry into the
restaurant business. The dining area features video screens showing
exclusive programming telling the great stories and rivalries of the
NBA and WNBA. The restaurant features contemporary American cuisine
such as burgers, pasta, oven-roasted pizzas, and a full bar.
Pastamoré, a colorful family-style Italian eatery, provides
numerous dining options. Guests can select from the full-service restaurant
offering a la carte or family style menu items or the Marketplace
Café offering Mediterranean to-go delicacies. The open-air kitchen
enables guests to see chefs prepare mouth-watering dishes, such as oven-roasted
pizzas, grilled chicken and steaks. The Marketplace Café features
Mediterranean delicacies such as breakfast pastries, panini sandwiches,
gelato and Italian coffee.
An authentic reproduction of New Orleans favorite watering hole,
Pat OBriens is the original home of dueling pianos, the
flaming fountain patio and the world-famous Hurricane
specialty drink. Cajun style appetizers, entrees and desserts are
served in the main bar, courtyard and terrace level. Entrees include
catfish fillets, jambalaya, shrimp Creole and wings.
UNIVERSAL CITYWALK FOOD-ON-THE-GO
Big Kahuna Pizza Individual pizzas baked fresh daily.
Galaxy Bar A patio atmosphere with specialty drinks and beer.
Latin Quarter Express Latin specialties including Cuban sandwiches,
nachos and more.
Pastamore Market Café Italian favorites including pastries,
panini, pasta, gelato and cappuccino.
Starbucks Specialty coffee, tea, blended drinks and bakery
St. Augustine Sausage Hamburger, hot dogs, chicken wings, soda,
beer and more.
UNIVERSAL CITYWALK ENTERTAINMENT
Jazz masters from the past, present and future take center stage in
this preeminent jazz center that combines history, live performances
and education to create the worlds foremost jazz facility. Purple
hues, warm lighting and elegant decor create a plush atmosphere. Not
only a state-of-the-art nightclub, CityJazz is also the home of the
Down Beat Jazz Hall of Fame, which displays honorees memorabilia
including Ella Fitzgeralds performance gowns and original doodle
art by Jimi Hendrix. With a full bar, guests can choose from a collection
of more than 60 vintage wines or if they prefer, a drink from the rolling
This hot spot entertains club-hoppers with its stunning array of lighting
and visual effects, unique specialty bars and the hottest music. The
groove offers a high-energy dance floor surrounded by individually themed
rooms where guests can chat over cocktails in three secluded lounges.
A disc jockey plays an eclectic mix of todays hottest club music.
A 26-foot by 17-foot stage provides the perfect space for todays
popular music acts to perform. Guests must be 21 or older to enter.
Hard Rock Live
Accommodating up to 3,000 people, Hard Rock Live is a state-of-the-art
live performance/event venue. Its coliseum architecture,VIP concert
viewing, comfortable seating and private reception areas make for a
unique performance atmosphere. Musical groups range from local artists
to national and international acts featuring a wide variety of musical
styles, including Elton John, Faith Hill, Nelly and more.
Loews Universal Cineplex
This ultra modern cinema boasts twenty screens, all-stadium seating,
state-of-the-art sound and projection systems and concession stands
serving snacks, ice cream, beer and wine.
UNIVERSAL CITYWALK SHOPS
Cigarz at CityWalk Sells cigars and accessories and features
a full bar.
Dapy Lava lamps, novelties and trendy gifts.
Cartooniversal Features a variety of character apparel and
The Endangered Species Store Nature merchandise dedicated to
endangered species and ecosystems.
Fossil Fossil watches, apparel and sunglasses.
Fresh Produce Womens and childrens apparel in vibrant
fruit and vegetable colors.
Glow! Features apparel and home décor that glows, reflects
Quiet Flight Surf Shop Surf and beach wear, accessories, and
Universal Studios Store Universal Studios branded products,
plus theatrical, TV and character merchandise.
For many visitors to
Orlando, night time fun begins at: Pleasure
Island which is located at DownTown Disney. Pointe Orlando located
at International Drive and Universal Boulevard near the Orlando Convention
Center, and CityWalk at Universal Orlando. All three offer great shopping,
cinemas for the latest and greatest in stadium seating with Dolby
Surround Sound in addition to entertainment with live performances
or bands. all All three draw upon great features to make their experience
unique. Visit CityWalk,
Pleasure Island and Pointe Orlando and experience for yourself!
Ten Best Orlando Wine Bars:
Hannibal's on the Square - 511 W. New England
Ave., Winter Park
Funky Monkey Wine Company - 912 N. Mills
Nora's Lake Ivanhoe Wine & Cigars - 1407
N. Orange Ave., Orlando
Vine's Grille & Wine Bar - 7563 W. Sand
Lake Road, Orlando
Le Rouge Wine Bar & Tapas - 7730 W. Sand
Lake Road, Orlando
K Restaurant - 1710 Edgewater Drive, Orlando
Imperial Wine Bar & Beer Garden - 1800 N.
Orange Ave., Orlando
Eola Wine Company - 500 E. Central Blvd.,
Orlando; also at 136 S. Park Ave., Winter Park
Top 15 Best
Bars for Date Night in Orlando, Florida
The Courtesy - 114 N. Orange Ave., Orlando
Craft cocktails and cozy confines: The perfect match for a little intimate
conversation. Maximize the enjoyment by dropping by early if it's a
weekend date - wait times at the bar can stretch out at peak hours (but
the drinks are worth it).
The Imperial at Washburn Imports - 1800
N. Orange Ave., Orlando It's strictly wine and beer, but only the good
kind at this Ivanhoe Village mainstay. If your date hasn't seen the
funky patio area, lead the way. You'll be a hero for finding this hidden
Vine's Grille & Wine Bar - 7563 W. Sand
Lake Road, Orlando Augment your sophistication with a soundtrack of
live jazz, or take it out to the patio for a duet of your own.
The Wine Room - 270 S. Park Ave., Winter
Park Decisions, decisions. You'll both have plenty to make at this Winter
Park favorite, with over 150 wines to sample from. Don't worry - they'll
get easier as you go, and so will the conversation.
Matador - 724 Virginia Drive, Orlando What
this Ivanhoe Village newcomer lacks in available makeout nooks, they
more than compensate for with solid drinks and comfy red velvet appeal.
Ember Orlando - 42 W. Central Blvd., Orlando;
407-849-5200; emberorlando.com: Ember opened in 2008 as a bar with food.
But don't think the menu gets little attention here. And the setting
- especially the outside courtyard - is marvelous for meals and cocktails.
Bosendorfer Lounge - 325 S. Orange Ave.,
Orlando Hotel bars are typically the place for accidental meet-cutes,
but this is one spot you'll want to plan on visiting. A little jazz
piano and a martini makes a great start to any night out.
Hanson's Shoe Repair 27 E. Pine St., Orlando
Call ahead to 407-476-9446 to get the password for this craft cocktail
gem tucked away above NV, then usher your date into the welcoming open-air
lounge. Congratulations! You're a hero.
One80 - 400 W. Church St. at the Amway Center,
Orlando If you're the type that's impressed by (or willing to spend)
conspicuous benjamins, they're best spent at the Amway Center's hi-rise
lounge, which features the best view in downtown.
Eye Spy - 14 W. Washington St. The "spy"
theme has taken a backseat in recent years at this inventive bar, but
there's still plenty of hidden nooks. Pro tip: Check the bookcase in
the room to the left of the bar.
Maggie's Attic - 237 W. Fourth Ave., Mount
Dora If a stroll through Mount Dora's downtown hasn't made the mood
friendly enough, stop into this small but inviting wine bar to seal
Stardust Video and Coffee - 1842 Winter
Park Road, Orlando Knock back a strong cocktail or craft beer at the
flagship of Audubon Park's hipster venues. Bonus: A well-stocked bookshelf
where you can show off your literary taste.
Iza Tapas Bar - 712 E. Washington St., Orlando
A light snack and a glass of wine on the patio of this cozy Thornton
Park spot might be all it takes to light the fire.
The Vineyard Wine Co. - 1140 Town Park Ave.,
Lake Mary Wine lovers will be spoiled for choice and ripe for flirting
at this warm Lake Mary eatery and bar.
Wally's Mills Avenue Liquors - 1001 N. Mills
Ave., Orlando Stick with me on this one, people. It may not be the Ritz,
but there's just something about Orlando's cheap drinks capital that
weeds out the pretenders. Many's the bad decision that has been made
at Wally's. Add yours to the list.