Universal CityWalk is one of Orlando’s best known nightlife and entertainment districts.

It serves as the gateway to Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure.

CityWalk Orlando has restaurants, shops, dance clubs, a comedy club and a 20 screen Loews Cineplex.

Hard Rock Cafe at CityWalk


This is the largest of the famous Hard Rock Cafes with 600 seats just in the Cafe alone! There’s no charge to get in for dining. Hard Rock cafe serves American cuisine including steaks, chicken wings, BBQ ribs, sandwiches etc.

Hard Rock Orlando at Universal CityWalk Orlando

Pat O’Briens Bar

Named after the famous Pat O’Briens of Bourbon St, New Orleans. It serves traditional Creole food such as jambalaya, catfish and wings. There are two large dining areas on the upper level and a piano bar and a bar on the outside terrace. This is the home of the ‘dueling pianos’ and the flaming fountain. Don’t forget to try the hurricane special!

Main bar is open 7pm-2am

Courtyard bar is open 8pm-2am

Emeril’s Restaurant

A sophisticated restaurant in Orlando serving Creole dishes. The main feature of this restaurant is the large open kitchen, where you can watch the chefs create their dishes.

If you’re planning on dining here, walk-ins are accepted although you might want to make a reservation by calling 407-224-2424. Open for lunch, 11:30am—2pm, re-opens 5:30pm-10pm for dinner(11pm Fri & Sat).

Nascar Sports Grille

The only Nascar restaurant in Orlando – or in fact anywhere! It’s a fun family venue with American cuisine such as baby back ribs, popcorn shrimp and of course a full bar! There is Nascar memorabilia and rare collectibles everywhere. For kids there are video arcade games and even a racing simulator.

Nascar Restaurant at Universal CityWalk Orlando

Latin Quarter Restaurant

Serves cuisine from Latin America, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. There is a full bar here. Dress is smart casual, i.e. no sneakers and shorts. There are live musical performances nightly and even some impromptu dance lessons from Latin Quarter dance performers.

NBA Cafe

The first of the NBA themed restaurants in Orlando. A casual dining experience fashioned after the world famous basketball stars with contemporary American cuisine. It even has an interactive area for kids. Open 11am-10.30pm Sun through Thursday and 11am-11.30pm Friday and Saturday.

The food is surprisingly good! Don’t miss this on your trip to Universal CityWalk.

NBA Cafe at Universal CityWalk Orlando

Pastamore Restaurant

A family orientated restaurant with a wide range of Italian dishes including oven-baked pizzas, steaks, veal and pasta. Open from 5pm-12am for dinner and from 8am onwards for breakfast.

Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville Bar

This the the signature bar in Universal CityWalk. Serves a range of ‘Floribbean’ food, that is a mix of Florida and Caribbean styles. Dishes include conch fitters, key lime pie, shrimp and calamari. As you’d expect Jimmy Buffet music plays loudly! The atmosphere is definitely casual and relaxed, so no worries about wearing shorts or sneakers here. Happy hour is from 11am – 4pm at the Porch of Indecision bar. Thursday nights are 80s music nights.Jimmy Buffets Margaritaville at Universal CityWalk OrlandoJimmy Buffets Margaritaville at Universal CityWalk Orlando

Live music plays from 10pm for which there is a cover charge of $7. Music varies from week to week, it’s generally either ‘island’ style or rock. For the latest entertainment line up Universal CityWalk events click here.

Bob Marley Restaurant at Universal CityWalk

The only restaurant in CityWalk Orlando dedicated to the reggae legend that was Bob Marley. The restaurant is a replica of Marley’s childhood home in Kingston, Jamaica. The interior is adorned with photographs and memorabilia from his life and career.

Food is Caribbean style featuring dishes such as plantains and Jamaican beef patties. There is a full bar serving famous Red Stripe beer and a range of cocktails. After 8pm you’ll hear live reggae music performed in the courtyard area. Cover charge is $7 after 8pm. Open from 4pm-2am daily.

Universal CityWalk TOP TIPS!

Please note in order to drink alcohol you must be over 21. Make sure to bring some ID with you, even if you’re 40 – yes, really! They are quite strict on ID, so don’t be disappointed and bring some form of ID with a D.O.B on it.

It’s common practice to leave a tip for good service. Not to tip will cause offense. The rate is normally around 15-20% for good service, more if you feel it was outstanding, and less of course if it wasn’t! For drinks at the bar you should normally tip a dollar per drink.

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