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.

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View the latest monthly Preferred and Premier Annual Passholder discounts here

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

Thursday
Jan202011

Margaritaville Walk-up Bars

If all 3 bars inside the restaurant are busy, not to worry - you have 2 full-bar walk-up options outside of the restaurant (not to mention Lone Palm). They both open at 4pm for all your margarita needs. You'll find one right next to the entrance to the gift shop/across from Lone Palm, and the other is around the corner in the walkway up to the rest of the CityWalk clubs.

Specialty Drinks
 

Incommunicado - Margaritaville Gold tequila, triple sec, Conch Republic rum, vodka and gin mixed with cranberry juice, pineapple juice, sour mix and grenadine.

Who's To Blame - Our traditional house margarita made with Margaritaville Gold tequila. Served frozen or on the rocks.

Patron Rita - Treat yourself to a blend of Patron Silver tequila, Cointreau, fresh lime juice and our special margarita mix.

Bahama Mama - Get Reggae with a blend of Cruzan Dark rum, Cruzan Coconut rum, Sailor Jerry spiced rum, creme de banana, pineapple juice, orange juice and a dash of grenadine.

Coco Cabana - Made with Cruzan Coconut rum, melon liqueur, pineapple juice and a splash of cranberry juice.

Bubba's Big Bamboo - Cruzan banana and vanilla rums, Myers's Original rum and triple sec. Shaken with orange juice and coconut cream.

Prices
 
$7.50 & up

Pour Quality
 
Average/Above Average

Food
 
None

Atmosphere
 
Just walk-up windows, but the one around the corner has some fabulously painted adirondack chairs to chill in with your drink. Read our posting of Lone Palm for a better spot to enjoy your drinks.


Updated 1/2011

Sunday
Feb202011

PastamorĂ© Ristorante & Market

***Pastamore is closed.***
While the restaurant may be closed, they poured some mighty-fine drinks here. No reason to delete these as they'll still be good to make on your own.

Specialty Drinks 
Strawberry Basil Lemonade
You must try our signature drink made with Russian Standard vodka, it's one of a kind.

Green Tuscanini
A blend of Russian Standard vodka, peach schnapps, blue curacao, sweet & sour and pineapple juice.

Di Provencio
A medley of Cruzan Banana rum and Bacardi 151, shaken with fresh juices.

Italian Margarita 
The Pastamore version of a margarita made with Margaritaville tequila and Disaronno.

Sicilian Skyline 
A combination of Southern Comfort, Disaronno, and grenadine garnished with frozen red grapes and blackberries.

The Joey Bagz Martini 
Imperia vodka shaken with a twist of lemon.

Partida Margarita
100% agave blanco tequila, freshly squeezed lime juice and organic agave nectar served on the rocks.

Roman Tea 
Our twist on a Long Island Iced Tea, made with Disaronno garnished with frozen red grapes and blackberries.

Mir' Tillo Rosso
A delicious blend of Russian Standard vodka, sloe gin, blackberry schnapps and apple schnapps mixed with cranberry juice topped with grenadine and lime juice garnished with frozen red grapes and blackberries.

Sangrias
Red - Red wine and brandy blended with a medley of citrus fruit juices.
White - White wine and brandy blended with a medley of citrus fruit juices.
Peach - White wine, brandy and peaches married together.
Florida - A tropical blend of Red Sangria, Don Q Limon, Myers's rum and pineapple juice.

For posterity, here's what Pastamore used to look like.
  


Roman Tea - A deliciously sweet twist on a Long Island Iced Tea. Made with Disaronno, this gives it a unique sweet punch. The addition of fresh berries is a nice touch...and snack!













Peach Sangria - A lightly peachy, lightly sweet sangria that hits the spot on a hot day. 

Monday
Feb142011

Pat O'Brien's

Plucked straight out of New Orleans and dropped in the heart of CityWalk you'll find this replica of the famous French Quarter drinking hole. The decor, food & drinks are all the same as you'd find if you were right on Bourbon Street. With two completely different bar settings and dining areas, this place has something for everyone.

Bar & Dining Hours 
4pm - 2am

Piano Bar Hours 
5pm - 2am

Cover 
Free from 4pm to 9pm.
Cover charge $7 and ages 21+ after 9pm.

Cover Note
 
If you are in the Piano Bar before 9pm, you are good for the night without paying cover. If you are in the other bar or restaurant next door before 9pm and try to move over to the Piano Bar after 9pm, you will be stopped and sent outside to pay cover in order to enter the Piano Bar area.

Drink Specials 
Two 4 Tuesdays
From 4-10pm
2 for 1 Hurricanes & Domestic Drafts (non-souvenir)
Half-price select appetizers


Drinks

"Best Bang for Your Buck" winner - HurricanePat O’Brien’s Hurricane - $11.49
4 oz. of Pat O’Brien’s Hurricane Rum blended with 4 oz. of Pat O’Brien’s Hurricane Mix. Voted Best Specialty Drink in New Orleans!

Cyclone - $8.99
A blend of Pat O’Brien’s Cyclone Mix and Vodka that will satisfy any citrus lover’s thirst.

Pat O’s Lemonade - $9.99
A refreshing collaboration of Pat O’s Amber Rum, Orange Flavored Rum, Triple Sec and Sweet & Sour Mix, that will be sure to quench your thirst.

Fuzzy Leprechaun - $8.99
This mix of Vodka, Peach Schnapps, Blue Curacao, Pineapple Juice and Orange Juice puts a smile on all leprechauns.

Pat O’s Rainstorm - $8.99
Vodka mixed with Melon Liquor, Coconut Rum, Pineapple Juice and Sweet & Sour Mix, topped with Blue Curacao makes this one of the house favorites.

Rainbow
A colorful drink of Grenadine, Vodka, Blue Curacao and Pat O’Brien’s Sweet & Sour Mix, layered to perfection!

Purple People Eater
A blend of Vodka and Pat O’Brien’s Purple Passion Mix.

Skylab
A fallout mixture of Rum, Vodka, Apricot, Brandy and Blue Curacao.

Lightning
A unique blend of Vodka, Pineapple Juice, and Orange Juice topped with a layer of Merlot Wine that will surely spark your interest

Tropical Depression - $8.99
Vodka, Coconut Rum, Southern Comfort, Crème de Almond, Orange Juice and Pineapple Juice create a tropical delight.

Mint Julep
A great Southern tradition! Blended Bourbon Whisky, Mint Leaves and Simple Syrup create this refreshing Southern favorite!

Typhoon - $8.99
Vodka, Raspberry Schnapps, Peach Schnapps and a refreshing blend of Cranberry Juice and Pineapple Juice create this drink that will blow you away.

TNT
An explosive blend of Vodka, Cranberry Juice and Pineapple Juice served “Shooter” style in a unique specialty glass.

Breeze Punch
A smaller version of the house Specialty Hurricane for those with a smaller thirst.

Pina Colada
A blended mix of Pat O’s signature Rum and our house Pina Colada Mix.

Margarita
The classic blend of Tequila, Lime Juice, Triple Sec, Sweet & Sour Mix and a splash of Orange Juice. Served how you like it!

Strawberry Daiquiri
A blended mix of Pat O’s signature Rum and our house Strawberry Daiquiri Mix.

Draft Beer
Miller Lite, Heineken, Coors Light, Yuengling, Abita Amber, Harp, Guinness, Smithwicks, Magners

Fun Tip
 
There is a walk-up window next to the gift shop where you can order a drink to go without having to go inside the club. Very handy when it's late and they are charging cover but you need a Hurricane!

Pour Quality
 
Average - Above Average

Food
 
Full menu at patobriens.com. We often grab an appetizer or two while at the bar. The beignets are amazing and the crawfish nachos are definitely worthy of sitting next to a Hurricane!

Atmosphere
 
Once you step into this fine establishment, you'll no longer feel like you're at a theme park in Orlando, but on the streets of New Orleans. Off to the left you'll find the "Local's Bar", a large L shaped full-service bar and a few high-top tables and chairs. A few TVs and the easy-going vibe make this a nice place to sit and stay for a bit. You're welcome to order off the menu right at the bar as well. During the early afternoon this bar is moderately quiet with a few people catching a break from their vaca to relax and watch the game. After 9pm however, not only is there a cover charge, but the atmosphere turns toward the party side.


Across the hall from the "Local's Bar" you'll find the real entertainment - the Dueling Piano Bar. Two shiny baby grand pianos take center stage with several tables & chairs for the guests. The dark oak tables, red candles and low lighting make this a rather intimate bar. Especially between 5pm and 9pm when you will most likely find it to be a "Single" piano bar until the nightly crowds start pouring in around 8pm. Often it's just been us, the pianist and a couple other tables during these hours. Don't take this slow time the wrong way – these are some of the best times to be here. Laid back, lazy, conversation having time - plus your song request will nearly undoubtedly be played because they are basically playing to you! As the bars transform into nightclub setting, the energy of the Piano Bar shoots through the roof as "hurricane happy" revelers begin singing along. A completely different vibe from early afternoon, and a lot of fun. You can seat yourself during the slower period, and there are servers to take your drink order, or you can go to the bar in the back.


Out back behind the bars is an open-air patio for dining, along with a small bar along the back wall.  Often the bar is open at night and you can get a fun seat next to the fire water fountain. Yes. Fire water fountain. It's awesome. The seating is just for those choosing to dine for a late lunch/dinner.




Review
 
One of our top favorite bars in all of Orlando. You can't beat the entertainment with 2 very different bars each with 2 very different vibes throughout the day. Now onto the best part - the Hurricane. Yes, many have tried and many have failed to finish the potent concoction. This fantastic import from Bourbon Street took top honors for Best-bang-for-your-buck in the 2010 & 2011 Best Of The Parks awards. The sweet, fruity rum cocktail packs a mean punch, so enjoy in moderation. It's served in their signature hurricane glass which is yours to keep. They'll even box it up nicely for you when you leave. You can also order them sans signature glass, but you're not saving a penny so just do what we do and re-outfit your entire glassware collection with Pat-O's branded gear. Decided you need to take some Pat's home with you? You're in luck - they sell a variety of specialty cocktail mixes, T-shirts, glassware, and Mardi Gras beads at the gift shop out in front.



Pat's proudly showing off their Best of The Parks Award!

Updated 6/2012

Thursday
Jul262012

Promenade Bars

Universal recently opened up four Promenade Stands, each with a different feature. The one closest to Universal Studios focuses on Breakfast items (pastries, coffee drinks, etc.), there's a Fat Tuesday bar serving up the famous slushes, Shorline - a regular full-service bar and one that specializes in ice cream and other treats. These are excellent additions to the main front section of CityWalk and we've already been hanging out here quite a bit. You can even see some of the fireworks from the Fat Tuesday bar over the Universal Studios arch at night!

Fat Tuesday Promenade Bar

Apparently one can never get enough of Fat Tuesday's slushies because Universal just added another mini bar to the Promenade of CityWalk serving up these frozen treats. You'll find this newly opened bar across from the Fossil store, looking out over the lagoon. Plenty of seating options with a great view of the water and the fireworks over Universal at night make this a great spot to cool down with a cocktail.

Fat Tuesday Specialty Drink Flavors
190 Octane, Pina Colada, Strawberry, Cat 5 Hurricance
(For all of their flavors, go up to the main bar in the upper section of CityWalk)

Click to enlarge.Prices
Regular 16oz. - $7
Souvenir 16oz. - $10 (refills $6)
Souvenir 24oz. - $15 (refills $9)
Add a Tooter/Floater of liquor - $1

Beer
Heineken can - $6
Corona can - $6
Miller Lite aluminum bottle- $6
Coors Light aluminum bottle - $6

Our Favorite - Half 190 Octane & half Cat 5Liquor
They have a limited selection of basic liquor available as well, such as vodka, rum, tequila, whiskey and others.  

Pour Quality 
Above Average

Hours 
3pm - 2am

Food 
A very limited selection of snacks.

Review 
What do we think of Fat Tuesday besides "Awesome"? Read our full review of the main bar here.

Atmosphere 
Universal has made excellent use out of the main space by the lagoon. What once housed nothing more than a grassy knoll and concrete, now sit these stands, each with a different theme of food or drink. This Fat Tuesday stand has a large variety of seating available, from sitting at the bar, to some lounge chairs overlooking the lagoon, to umbrella tables & chairs. It can be a bit hot to sit out here during the day, but once the sun sets and the neon signs turn on, the area becomes alive. Have a seat and watch the ferry boats run back and forth in the lagoon, or if you time it right, catch a decent glimpse of the fireworks over the Universal Studios arch. A nice, relaxing spot to wind down after a long day, or a spot to get the party started for those headed up to the main CityWalk clubs. Whatever your plan is, be sure to take a minute and check out this new chill spot.
 
 


Shorline Promenade Bar
Just a few steps away from the Fat Tuesday Promenade bar (closer to Margaritaville), you'll find another bar where you can order up a mixed drink, specialty drink or a beer. During the day they have sandwiches and lighter fare available as well.  

Drinks
Full Service liquor with some talented bartenders who can whip up something tasty once you tell them what you're craving. 

Beer
Heineken can - $6
Corona can - $6
Miller Lite aluminum bottle- $6
Coors Light aluminum bottle - $6 
Sam Adams Seasonal, Angry Orchard Cider, Abita Purple Haze, Blue Moon, Dog Fish 60 Min. IPA, Sierra Nevada, Orange Blossom Pilsner

Prices
Souvenir CityWalk Plastic Cup - $9   Refills of selected specialty drinks - $7

Pour Quality 
Average

Hours 
3pm - 2am

Food 
During the day, they serve sandwiches and other quick service snacks.

Atmosphere 
Same as our Fat Tuesday Bar write-up above. 
 
 


Promenade Dance Party
Stick around after the sun sets, because that's when the party really gets started! They brought down the party scene from the back of CityWalk and set it up right by the lagoon in the lower level by the grassy stairs. A DJ, party lighting, dancing balloon people and more crank up the atmosphere at dusk. Watch our video below to see the party in action.
 

Sunday
Feb202011

Red Coconut Club

Coming soon!

This place is the absolute tops! Unfortunately, it's at the bottom of the page and that means it might take some time to get to.