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Wednesday
Jul072010

Bob Marley - A Tribute To Freedom

No worries, mon! (or "One Love!" or maybe "Irie!" - Tell you what, just pretend we picked your favorite Jamaican cliche slang and start the review, OK?) Step inside this replica of Bob’s home on 56 Hope Road in Kingston, Jamaica and enjoy some great food and tropical drinks. Inside this two story building you'll find photos and mementos from Bob Marley's career. Both floors have their own dining room & bar; when it's open, we suggest trying the second floor with its open-air veranda overlooking the courtyard. 

Restaurant Hours 
Sunday-Thursday 4pm - 10pm   Friday - Saturday 4pm - 11 pm 

Night Club Hours
9pm – 2am. Cover is $7. Ages 21 and older after 9pm

Phone
407-224-3663

Cocktails
Jamaican Mon - $10
Gosling's Dark Seal rum, orange juice, lemon juice, simple syrup, soda.

The 1944 Mai Tai - $10
Appleton White rum, Pyrat XO Reserve rum, orange curacao, orgeat syrup, simple syrup, lime juice, mint.

Gosling's Dark & Stormy - $9.50
Gosling's Dark Seal rum, Gosling's ginger beer, lime.

Warm and Breezy - $9.50
Firebal whiskey, Mount Gay Eclipse rum, strawberry puree, pina colada, strawberry and toasted coconut.

Blue Sky-sation - $9
Van Gogh Blueberry vodka, Red Bull Blue Edition, sour mix, cranberry juice.

Uncle Wray's Rum Punch - $9
Wray and Nephew rum, grenadine, creme de banana, amaretto, orange juice, pineapple juice.

One Love - $9
Chambord, Bacardi Limon rum, Bacardi Black Razz rum, blue curacao, sour mix, pineapple juice.

Caribbean Calamity - $8.50
Bacardi Black Select rum, Bacardi Coconut rum, creme de banana, pineapple juice, orange juice.

Negril Tea - $8
Bacardi O Orange, peach schnapps, vodka, gin, triple sec, Coke, sour mix.

Legendary Mojito - $9
Bacardi Light rum, simple syrup, tonic soda, fresh mint, lime.

Kingston Colada - $8.50
Appleton Gold rum, Bacardi Pina Colada.

Jamaican Freeze - $9.50
Appleton Gold rum, Midori Melon liqueur, Bacardi Pina Colada, strawberry mix.

Draft Beer
Bud Light - $4.25
Budweiser - $4.25
Miller Lite - $4.25
Yuengling - $5
Blue Moon - $5.25
Sam Adams - $5.25
Heineken - $5.75
Presidente - $5.75
Guinness - $7.50

Bottled Beer
Carib - $6
Miller Lite - $6.25
Coors Light - $6.25
Bud Light - $6.25
Presidente Light - $6.50
Red Stripe - $6.50
Red Stripe Light - $6.50
Dragon Stout - $6.50
Corona - $6.50
Guinness Stout - $6.50
Corona Light - $6.50

Wines
A selection of Red & White wines available by glass or bottle.

Pour Quality
 
Average

Food
 
Lots of unique, authentic specialty items on this menu. Maybe they're not quite the same as a meal at a local restaurant in Jamaica, but it's close. We orderd the Oxtail Stew to accompany our beverages and it was surprisingly delicious. Surprising only because it's from a corporate restaurant - who knew corporate could figure out Jamaican home cooking? The flavors and spices were right on, very similar to the curried goat I had in Jamaica; kudos to Universal on this place. If they can get Oxtail right I'm feeling optimistic about the rest of the menu. We'll be trying one of their Beef Patties next time to see how similar they are to the real 'Tasty Patties'. High expectations here guys, don't let me down!

You can find a link to their full menu on Universal's site here.

Atmosphere
 
You'll feel like you've been transported over to Jamaica when you step inside. During the day, you and your family are welcome to come in and enjoy the great food and fun tropical cocktails in this casual Caribbean atmosphere. If it's open, we recommend the second floor for the open veranda and the views it provides. If you head over for late lunch or dinner you'll find this place isn't very busy, in fact, it can look like it might not be open. Don't let the looks deceive you, walk right in, things are just a little more laid back in Jamaica.

At 9pm this casual restaurant becomes a full-on club.  You'll find live music or a DJ and the courtyard transforms into a dance floor complete with club lighting. This bar is busy once it gets going and the place draws a little rougher crowd than the other bars in CityWalk - still authentic to Jamaica, right?

Review
 
The laid-back atmosphere makes this a great spot to stop for a relaxed afternoon beer or a sweet tropical drink. The food is authentic with some menu items that you won't be finding elsewhere at CityWalk. Almost like being in Ocho Rios; did you remember your climbing shoes for the waterfall?


    


Updated 8/2014

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In order that people may be happy in their work, these things are needed: they must be fit for it; they must not do much of it; and they must have a sense of success in it. (John Ruskin, British writer)

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