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CityWalk at Universal Orlando offers a Variety of Fun

Universal Orlando‘s nighttime entertainment complex, CityWalk is an exciting mix of shopping, dining, dancing and entertainment, all situated on 30 acres adjacent to Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios.

Daytime fun can be found as well at CityWalk, as shopping venues are open daily along with many of the restaurants. Interesting storefronts beckon visitors inside to peruse the merchandise as they scurry to and from Universal’s two theme parks. A 20-screen theater showing the newest releases can be found at the entrance to CityWalk.
In the evenings, CityWalk comes alive as the rhythmic beat of music pounds from high-tech speakers and neon lights illuminate figures dancing in the streets. Stiltwalkers, jugglers and street entertainers dazzle onlookers. Kiosk vendors, outdoor bars and cafes add to the excitement as guests leaving the parks filter into the many restaurants and clubs.
Street entertainment and shopping do not require an admission charge. Some clubs and bars do require a cover charge and have age restrictions. One night unlimited admission or one club admission can be purchased as well as an annual unlimited admission pass. Packages are also put together that include dinner and a movie for one low price at select restaurants. Garage and valet parking are available for a fee. After 9:00 there is no charge for garage parking.
Water taxis at CityWalk can take guests to and from the three premier on-site Loews hotels at Universal Orlando. Upscale Restaurants and bars can be found at the Royal Pacific Resort, Hard Rock and Portofino Bay Hotels. Monthly events including the popular monthly Velvet Sessions along with seasonal specials and entertainment are also held at the hotels.
Most clubs require a cover charge after 9:00pm or a CityWalk party pass.
As specials, happy hour events and entertainment is subject to change, information can be verified at the CityWalk website.
Red Coconut Club: Tropical meets trendy at this club where patrons can kick back and relax or dance the night away to live music and/or a DJ. The club features signature drinks as well as a mouth watering appetizer menu. Ages 21and up welcome. The daily Happy Hour is featured Sunday through Saturday, featuring half price martinis and complimentary valet (with validated receipt).
Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville: An array of Caribbean, Cajun and fresh Florida fare is featured in the relaxed atmosphere of Margaritaville. Live entertainment on the Patio and DJ dance music nightly. Open for lunch with daily happy hour specials
CityJazz: Enjoy live music from both the legends of jazz and some of the hottest rising new stars of high energy funk, R&B;, soul and rock. Ages 18 and up are welcome. Bonkerz Comedy Club presents live comedy at CityJazz on select evenings
Bob Marley’s – A Tribute To Freedom: Fashioned after Marley’s home in Kingston, Jamaica, this club features Jamaican-influenced appetizers, entrees and desserts. Reggae music commemorates the life of Bob Marley. Must be 21 and Over after 9:00 p.m.
the groove: Dance floor with sound & light show nightly. Different nightly experiences include the best of the 70’s, 80’s, current dance hits, alternative rock and special teen nights.
Pat O’Brien’s: New Orleans themed Piano Bar with live music nightly. Menu features entrees with a spicy Cajun flair. Specialty drinks and happy hour prices available.
Dining Options at CityWalk: Breakfast to a full course dinner can be found among the many dining options available at Universal’s CityWalk entertainment complex.
Nascar Sports Grille: NASCAR-themed restaurant found in the heart of Universal CityWalk offering signature . Two levels with 25,000 square-feet spanning two levels combine with state of the art audio and visual attractions to create a high tech sports bar like none other.
Bubba Gump Shrimp Company: newer addition to CityWalk’s dining options this themed, chain restaurant is based on the hit movie, Forrest Gump. Offering casual family dining as well as a full service bar. Signature menu items such as a “Bucket of Boat Trash,” comprised of deep fried tender shrimp, lobster and mahi mahi are served alongside traditional seafood favorites of Southern Fried Shrimp.
Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville: An array of Caribbean, Cajun and fresh Florida fare is featured in the relaxed atmosphere of Margaritaville. Live entertainment on the Patio and DJ dance music nightly. Open for lunch with daily happy hour specials
Bob Marley’s – A Tribute To Freedom: Fashioned after Marley’s home in Kingston, Jamaica, this club features Jamaican-influenced appetizers, entrees and desserts. Reggae music commemorates the life of Bob Marley. Must be 21 and Over after 9:00 p.m.
Hard Rock Cafe: Decorated with rock’n roll memorabilia, including a 1959 pink Cadillac that revolves over the bar, this restaurant features classic American cuisine consisiting of burgers, marinated chicken and barbeque ribs.
Emeril’s: Upscale sophisticated dining created by the noted chef Emeril Lagassee. Creole-based gourmet creations are prepared in the bustling, open kitchen. A full bar, a second-floor wine gallery and a cigar bar can also be found within the restaurant. Open for lunch and dinner daily. Reservations are suggested, 407-224-2424.
Pat O’Brien’s: New Orleans themed Piano Bar with live music nightly. Menu features entrees with a spicy Cajun flair. Specialty drinks and happy hour prices available.
NBA City: Contemporary American cuisine of pasta, burgers, pizza along with a full bar while watching exclusive programming of the great stories and rivalries of the NBA and WNBA.
Latin Quarter: Music and cuisine of Central America, South America, Mexico and the Caribbean. Live entertainment adds to the authentic mix of food, drink and entertainment that is represented in all 21 Latin American nations.
Pastamoré: Casual, colorful family dining. Italian eatery reaturing full-service restaurant offerings as well as a la carte or family style menu items. To-go delicacies can be found at the Market place Cafe.
CityJazz: Along with nightly live music, this restaruant serves pasta dishes, burgers, sandwithes appetizers and more every evening.
Information courtesy of About.com
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