So many options, so much research to do! We have spent many an afternoon enjoying a margarita from the Lone Palm playing the ring game, as well as dancing the night away at the Groove. Now I need to collect some hard facts to finish this page.

In the meantime, just remember these 3 words: Pat O'Brien's Hurricane. You're welcome.

FYI: CityWalk bars open at 4pm & close at 2am. Be sure to hit one of the new Promenade Bars by the lagoon.
You can enjoy your alcoholic beverage while stolling around CityWalk, however they will not allow you into a theme park with an alcoholic beverage purchased in CityWalk.

Looking for Happy Hour information? Click here.

View the latest monthly Preferred and Premier Annual Passholder discounts here

CityWalk is changing! Read all about the new restaurants coming in 2014! 

Sunday
Feb202011

Emeril's 

Coming soon!

Bam! The entry's is done! Wait, it's not? Someone grab me another one of those Yellowfin 'n succotash things . . .

Sunday
Apr172011

Emeril's Happy Hour

Enjoy Happy Hour at Emeril's Every Day from 5-8pm!
Prices good at the bar only.

Half-priced Cocktails
Well Brand Cocktails

Half-priced Bottled Beer Selections
Budweiser, Bud Light, Coors Light, Miller Lite, Abita Amber, Abita Turbodog, Amstel Light, Corona, Heineken, Blackened Voodoo, Stella Artois


$5 Glass White Wine
'09 Chardonnay, Excelsior, South Africa
'10 Sauvignon Blanc, La Playa, Chile

$5 Glass Red Wine
'08 Merlot, Calina, Chile
'09 Cabernet Sauvignon, Rosenblum Cellars, Sonoma County

$6 Specialty Cocktails
Pineapple Upside Down Cake - A blend of Van Gogh Pineapple & caramel vodka with pineapple juice and grenadine.

Southern Sweet Tea - Sweet Tea Vodka with a blend of lemonade and iced tea.

Elderflower Blossom - A deliciously exotic blend of wild tea and elderflower vodka.

(The above specialty drinks are from the menu at the bar. The following drinks are listed on their website as the happy hour offerings. Selection subject to change at any time.)

Strawberry Lemonade - Vodka, Strawberry Syrup and Our Homemade Lemonade

Pomegranate Long Island - Legendary Long Island with a Pomegranate Twist

Passion Fruit Punch - Passion Fruit Rum, Spiced Rum, Passion Fruit, Pineapple and Orange Juice

Lychee Mojito - Fresh Mint, Lime, Sweet Lychee, and lots of Rum!


Appetizers
Hawaiian Yellow Fin Tuna Tartare - $7
Wakame, soy, wonton chips

New Orleans Barbecue Shrimp - $7
Petite Rosemary Biscut

Smoked Wild & Exotic Mushrooms - $6
Angel hair pasta, home cured tasso cream sauce, parmigiano reggiano cheese.

Assorted Wisconsin Cheese - $7
Fresh fruit, crostinis

Bacon and Provolone Baked Oysters - $7
Horseradish sauce

Appetizer offerings are subject to change.

Atmosphere 
While Emeril's restaurant is a rather upscale dining experience, the bar is much friendlier to those just stopping by inbetween park visits. There's no dress code for the bar area, so come as you are and enjoy these great happy hour offerings. The bar is off to the side of the restaurant, along a full glass window that gives a nice view of CityWalk. The bar has around 15 chairs, and there are a few tables right next to the bar by the window. It's a eclectic mix of people at the bar around this happy hour time, some are waiting for their tables for dinner and others are park-goers that just stopped in for a quick drink.

Review 
After reading about their happy hour offerings and passing by the posters out in CityWalk multiple times, we were excited to see if this happy hour would impress. And it did to the point that I don't know why we haven't been in here before!

The first drink we enjoyed is the Pineapple Upside Down Cake which is delightfully sweet, tangy and almost dessert-like thanks to the caramel vodka addition. Not your typical pineapple tropical drink, the caramel addition takes the flavor to a whole new level. A very unique, slightly savory, cocktail that deserves to be sipped and slowly enjoyed. 






The second drink we enjoyed is the Elderflower Blossom. What an interesting concoction this cocktail is! An exotic tea mixed with Elderflower vodka makes for one intensely flavored drink. Almost like drinking a heavily scented floral perfume, this cocktail is one to be savored slowly. If you're tired of the same old drinks, go give this a try.






We each got one of these beauties, a Cantaloupe Martini by checking in to Foursquare. Made with their latest vodka infusions, it is crisp, lightly sweet and very much like you stuck a straw in a melon! 

Emeril's often has their own vodka infusion in the works at any given time. They've made flavors from cantaloupe to lychee. Watch their facebook page to see what they're cooking up next. And while you're there, Emeril's usually posts specials just for their facebook friends. 











We tried the Ceviche & Tuna Tartare appetizer on a recent visit. The quality and quantity for $8 is a great deal for a high-end appetizer that was plenty for a light snack for two. They are both delicious and we look forward to grabbing this decadent treat again.

Overall, Emeril's Happy Hour offers some high-end cocktails for a great price. Just think - for the same $6 you can get a plain rum & coke at one of the other theme park bars, or you can enjoy a specialty drink here. This, my friends, is what they call a 'no-brainer'. Enjoy!


 

Friday
Jul232010

Fat Tuesday Daiquiri Bar

Slushie Drink Heaven. Located in CityWalk, a walk-up counter right between the Groove and Pat O'Briens. These go down way too easily in the hot Florida weather! They also break our theme park rule that "blended drinks are almost always weak". These surprisingly potent concoctions are delicious and easy to drink so enjoy in moderation.

Hours
4pm - 2am
Visit their official site here.

Don't miss their 2nd location in front of the lagoon in CityWalk.


Daiquiris


190 Octane
Our top seller! One of our strongest drinks! Grain alcohol with OJ and our famous orange punch.

Pina Colada
The creamiest Pina Colada, made with pineapple, coconut and 151 rum.

Strawberry
Made with real strawberries and 151 rum.

Margarita
For the serious margarita drinkers only! Strong! Tequila and our authentic margarita mix.

Cat. 5 & 190 OctaneCAT 5 Hurricane
Strong! 151 rum and tropical fruit juices.

Mudslide
Coffee & Cocoa extracts, vodka and ice milk.

Bellini
Champagne, rum & our special blend of peach nectars and purees.

Eye Candy
151 rum spices up this wild blue raspberry flavor.

Rum Runner

An island delight! 151 rum, banana, blackberry, and tropical punch with pineapple juice.

Mango
Take a trip to the islands...151 rum and a mango blend.

Mojito
The original Cuban cocktail combines 151 rum, lime and lemon juices with a touch of mint.

Prices

Regular - $7
Souvenir Mug for $10 with $6 refills.


Most Popular Daiquiri Combinations
Peaches & Cream - Bellini & Pina Colada
44 Magnum - 190 Octane & CAT 5 Hurricane
Pain In The Ass - Rum Runner & Pina Colada
Miami Vice - Strawberry & Pina Colada
Superman - Eye Candy & CAT 5 Hurricane
Mangoberry - Mango & Strawoberry
Push Up - Pina Colada & 190 Octane
Pimp Juice - CAT 5 Hurricane & Mango
Strawberry Margarita - Strawberry & Margarita
Bloody Smurf - Eye Candy & Strawberry
Blue Bayou - Pina Colada & Eye Candy
Peach Senorita - Bellini & Margarita
Mochalada - Mudslide & Pina Colada

Beer

Bud/Bud Light - 16oz. Aluminum Bottles - $6
Heineken - 16oz. can - $6
Miller Lite - 16oz. plastic longneck - $5.50
Corona - 12oz. can - $5.75

$1 Menu
Cherry Jello Shots
Tooters/Floaters

Pour Quality
 
Above Average

Food
 
None

Atmosphere
 
Walk up counter service, so there's only the main CityWalk area to wander.

Review
 
Now this is a slushie you can write home about. The seven buck price might sound a little steep but that's actually cheaper than the crappy, weak slushies served at a couple of the places around the Universal parks (Carmen's Veranda excepted, of course.) They're large, strong and so delicious that you won't know what hit ya' when you're done. The best is getting a combo daiquiri so you can try two different flavors.


Updated 7/2010

Sunday
Feb202011

Hard Rock Cafe

Coming soon!

Hey barkeep! I'm gonna need one bourbon, one scotch and one beer while I wait.

Thursday
Jul222010

Margaritaville - Lone Palm Airport Bar

Dig your toes in the sand and chill at this little tiki-style bar that offers great views of CityWalk, not to mention some of the best margaritas anywhere, hands-down.

Hours & Phone
Sun-Sat 11:30am - 2am
407-224-2155


Margaritas
Who's To Blame - $8.50
Margaritaville Gold tequila, triple sec and our house margarita blend.

Last Mango in Paris - $9.25
Margaritaville Last Mango tequila, Cointreau Orange liqueur, our house margarita blend and cranberry juice. Served on the rocks.

Fins To The Left - $8.75
Margaritaville Silver tequila, blue curacao and our house margarita blend.

Feelin' Hot Hot Hot - $9.25
1800 Reposado tequila, triple sec and our house-made habanero margarita blend.

Perfect Margarita - $10.25
Margaritaville Gold and Silver tequilas, triple sec, orange curacao and lime juice served on the rocks...for margarita aficionados only.

Blueberry Pomegranate Margarita - $9.25
Margaritaville Silver tequila, Cointreau Orange liqueur, blueberry pomegranate puree and our house margarita blend.

Uptown Margarita - $10.25
Margaritaville Gold tequila, Cointreau Orange liqueur, our house margarita blend topped with a Gran Gala float.

Watermelon Margarita - $8.75
Margaritaville Silver tequila, triple sec, watermelon puree and our house-made agave margarita mix.

Livin' It Up - $12.50
Sauza Tres Generaciones Anejo tequila, Grand Marnier and our house-made agave margarita mix. Served on the rocks.

Tropical Fruit Margarita - $8.75
Margaritaville Gold tequila, triple sec and your choice of all-natural fruit puree: strawberry, raspberry or mango. Served frozen.

Boat Drinks on the Rocks

Bahama Mama - $8.75
Margaritaville Spiced and Coconut rums, Cruzan Dark Aged rum, creme de banana, pineapple and orange juices. Shaken and served over ice with a splash of grenadine.

5 O'Clock Somewhere - $9.25
Margaritaville Silver Rum, Margaritaville Paradise Passion Fruit Tequila, Bacardi 151 Rum, sour mix, orange juice, pineapple juice and a splash of grenadine.

Incommunicado
- $7.75
Margaritaville Gold tequila and Silver rum, vodka, gin and triple sec, sweet & sour, cranberry and pineapple juices with a splash of grenadine.

Tranquil Waters - $8.75
Cruzan Mango rum, blue curacao, pineapple juice and mango.

Watermelon Agave Fresca - $8.75
Margaritaville Silver tequila, watermelon puree and our house-made lime agave blend. Topped with soda water.

Zombie - $9.25
Margaritaville Silver rum, Bacardi 151 rum, apricot brandy, our house-made sweet & sour, orange and pineapple juices.

Passion Fruit Guava Cocktail - $9.25
Margaritaville Paradise Passion Fruit and Silver tequilas, guava puree and our house lime agave blend.

Planters Punch - $9.25
Appleton Rum VX, Sailor Jerry Spiced rum, our house-made sweet & sour, pineapple juice, pomegranate and a dash of bitters.


Frozen Concoctions
Bama Breeze - $8.75
Cruzan Vanilla rum, Margaritaville Silver rum, orange juice, coconut and mango puree.

Rum Runner - $9.25
Margaritaville Silver rum blended with blackberry and banana purees. Topped with Myers's Dark rum.

Chocolate Banana Colada - $9.25
Pinnacle Chocolate Whipped vodka, 99 Bananas and coconut puree. Topped with a float of Myers's Dark rum.

Don't Stop the Carnival - $8.75
Margaritaville Silver rum blended with strawberry, banana and mango puree.

Premium Fruit Daiquiris - $8.50
Conch Republic Light rum and your choice of any all-natural fruit puree: strawberry, raspberry, mango, banana or pina colada.

Shots
"Why Don't We Get Drunk And..." - $8.75
99 Apples (99 proof Apple schnaps), Bacardi 151 rum, pineapple juice and our house-made sour mix.

Berry Blast - $8.25
Bacardi Dragon Berry rum, blueberry pomegranate puree and our house-made sour mix.

Sweet Heat - $8.75
Fireball Cinnamon whiskey, watermelon puree and our house-made sour mix.

Blue Sky - $8.75
Pinnacle Raspberry vodka, blue curacao, Red Bull and our house-made sour mix.

Strawberry Lemon Drop - $8.25
Pinnacle vodka and our house-made strawberry lemonade.

Draft Beer

LandShark Lager - 14oz. $5.75  |  20oz. $6.75
Bud Light - 14oz. $5  |  20oz. $6
Pabst Blue Ribbon - 14oz. $4.50  |  20oz. $5.50
Michelob Ultra - 14oz. $5.75  |  20oz. $6.75

Domestic Bottled Beer - $5.25
Budweiser, Bud Light, Coors Light, Miller Lite

Premium Bottled Beer - $5.75
LandShark Lager, Corona, Corona Light, Heineken

Specialty Bottled Beer - $6.25
Angry Orchard Hard Cider, Batch 19, Breckenridge Agave Wheat, Dogfish Head 60 Min. IPA, Fat Tire, Goose Island 312, Guinness Draft (can), Sam Adams, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Stella Artois

Loaded LandShark - $8.25 
LandShark lager topped off with Margaritavile Island Lime Tequila.
(PTTP: seriously, this is great. Get one)

WINE

Barefoot Wines - $7.25
Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Moscato, Pinot Grigio, White Zinfandel

Pour Quality 
Above Average

Food 
Wings, Shrimp, Volcano Nachos, Quesadillas

Atmosphere 
A tiki-style outdoor beach bar, a sand-covered floor and a 60' Albatross to your side - where else would all that make sense than at a Margaritaville bar? High-top tables with colorful stools litter the small, sandy lounge area. Or find a seat right at the bar and watch the bartenders frantically mixing delicious drinks or a game on one of the TVs. Check out the back corner of the lounge area to see if the Ring Game is set up. You can waste away a lot of time (and drinks!) challenging your friends with this difficult game of skill (which is sold inside the main gift shop if you want to add it to your own tiki bar, like we did). If you think this place is great in the afternoon, just wait til night fall. The atmosphere and vibe turn more party-centric and the views across the lagoon are striking.

That big airplane? Yeah, that's actually one of Jimmy's personal planes from his collection. Here's some smart fact info for you about it:
"The Hemisphere Dancer – Jimmy Buffett piloted this plane on his journey through the Caribbean,  as written in his book 'A Pirate Looks at Fifty', and is the inspiration for the song 'Jamaica Mistaica'. The Grumman made "Albatross" was originally built to be an anti-sub marine vehicle for the US Navy/Air Force and was used by the Coast Guard as a Search and Rescue Vehicle." (I wonder how many cases of rum & tequila fit in there...)



Review 
We may be a sucker for anything tropical, but this really is a must-stop on your way into or out of the parks. Even if you don't have time to sit & relax, these margaritas are some of the best we've ever had, at a theme park or otherwise. You definitely get a great value for your money with them. If you are there for Happy Hour, you get one of the best deals in the parks. The appetizers available at the bar are decent if you're feeling snacky, but if you're really hungry, go inside to the restaurant for an amazing hamburger.

Happy Hour
Happy Hour at all Margaritaville bars has ended as of 8/2014. Hopefully we'll see it return in the future. 



Updated 8/14