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5617 Major Blvd., Orlando, FL, US, 32819

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  • Bars & Cafes

    »Gelateria Caffe Espresso

    Gelateria Caffe Espresso in Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando Resort has tasty bites for everyone. This Italian bakery has on offer biscotti, gelato, pastries, ice cream, espresso, coffee, and cappuccino. Sip on coffee while you relax outdoors in the morning or have a cool ice cream or gelato in the afternoon. Gelateria Caffe Espresso has everything that can satisfy the sweet tooth.

    5601 Universal Boulevard
    Orlando, FL 32819

    »Bar American

    Bar American is located in the lobby of Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando Resort. An elegant and stylish bar, it has a wide selection of snacks and drinks to choose from. The list includes caviar, smoked salmon, hors d'oeuvre, martinis, cognacs, scotch and Italian grappas. This is the place to get together, wait for friends while watching the people go by and to loosen up before the evening is out. White wicker chairs, mahogany bar, and signature drinks make Bar American a popular spot!

    5601 Universal Boulevard
    Orlando, FL 32819

    »The Thirsty Fish

    Located in the Italian-themed Portofino Bay hotel at Universal Studios Escape, The Thirsty Fish is a quaint, nautically themed "dockside" bar overlooking a man made bay, the centerpiece of Portofino Bay's expansive grounds. Barstools, booths and patio seating make this a sprawling, casual environment for an afternoon cocktail before catching your second wink or for that special evening nightcap shared with friends. Light finger-food rounds out a menu heavy on frozen drinks and tourist-friendly aperitifs. One thing's sure, you'll never go thirsty at the Thirsty Fish!

    5601 Universal Boulevard
    Orlando, FL 32819

    »Pat O’Brien’s®

    Pat O’Brien’s® is located in the Universal CityWalk® area of Universal Orlando® Resort. Every day of the year is Mardi Gras at this New Orleans copycat that will have you thinking you're in the Big Easy instead of Orlando. Outstanding features include a sing-along piano lounge, large main bar, legendary patio area with a "flaming fountain" and a massive balcony providing views of the surrounding area. The menu is filled with tasty Cajun cuisine—everything from gumbo to beignets. The drink selection includes their world-famous Hurricanes and many other specialty drinks. This is the place to go for a delicious southern meal, cold refreshing drink, to people-watch and to party, party, party!

    6000 Universal Boulevard
    Orlando, FL 32819

    »Velvet Bar

    The Velvet Bar in the Hard Rock Hotel is a music lounge where upcoming artists play looking for a break. The bar specializes in martinis, try the signature pop rocks martini. The monthly cocktail party known as The Velvet Sessions features live music by famous rock bands, interesting cocktails and tasty snacks. The bar is famous with couples and with singles looking to hook up as well. The bar has a very bohemian feel to it but is plush and cozy at the same time. Opens from Monday to Sunday at 4p.

    5800 Universal Boulevard
    Orlando, FL 32819

    »Emack & Bolio's

    Emack and Bolio's at Hard Rock Hotel is a nice place to cool down by the pool on a hot summer day. The ice cream and frozen yogurt parlor caters to tastes of all ages. With over hundred flavors each year, choosing is not an easy task. Will it be Serious Chocolate Addiction or Deep Purple Cow (raspberry)? Why not both and then top it off with a sorbet? If you are worried about all the fat and calories, you can relax as the ice creams are made from low fat milk with no dyes added and freshly made every week.

    5800 Universal Boulevard
    Orlando, FL 32819

    »The Dessert Lady Cafe

    Patti Schmidt—The Dessert Lady, invented her maiden Carrot Cake recipe, which was first served in a restaurant in Orlando. After that there was no looking back. Patti catered to dessert orders and was soon famous for the ambrosial creations. Harnessing her culinary expertise, she has come a long way and now owns this elegant little cafe in southwest Orlando. Her very first Carrot Cake of course tops the menu and is followed by chocolate, caramel and cheesecake varieties. Indulge sinfully in the 6 Layer Chocolate Cake with a triple chocolate mousse filling! Homemade breads, puddings and fine wines are also on offer.

    4900 South Kirkman Road
    Orlando, FL 32811

    »NASCAR® Sports Grille

    NASCAR® Sports Grille is so much more than a great place to eat: it is a family-oriented, fun place. You can't miss the larger than life checkered flag and genuine race car parked out front, but wait till you walk inside, where it is a two-story, wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling tribute to NASCAR® racing. You will find great prices on numerous American dishes from appetizers to desserts, and the names have been altered to racing terms. If you have to wait, don't worry because there are countless large television sets continuously showing races and plenty of racing arcade games. You can browse through a store with all the latest merchandise, admire pictures and memorabilia from all of the best drivers of today and yesterday and more.

    6000 Universal Boulevard
    Orlando, FL 32819

    »JB's Sports Restaurant

    For diehard sports fans, a trip down bustling South Kirkman Road is worth the trip for a visit to this sports restaurant. Featuring 11 satellite dishes and screens as large as 18 feet, it boasts that it can "show up to 30 games at one time" and "can find ANY televised sporting event!" Locals believe it, making this spot an Orlando landmark for more than twelve years, packed with sports fans watching football, basketball, baseball, golf and hockey.

    4880 South Kirkman Road
    Orlando, FL 32811

    »Jimmy Buffett’s® Margaritaville®

    It's a long way to Key West, but you can make the trip without ever leaving Central Florida with a stop at this restaurant that evokes the spirit of the Keys, where singer Jimmy Buffet got his start. Themed to resemble a snazzy version of favored Key West haunts, the restaurant offers such Keys and Caribbean favorites as coconut shrimp, jambalaya and that all-time favorite key lime pie. There's a full bar here and, truth be known, that's the destination of most of those who stop in here.

    6000 Universal Boulevard
    Orlando, FL 32819

    »Hard Rock Café® Orlando

    This famous chain bistro is a major hot spot in Orlando, and also the world's largest Hard Rock Café®. It's packed at all times and wild on the weekends. Rock 'n' roll lovers can feast on specialties that range from a classic club sandwich to a Cowboy Ribeye. You'll dine in a two-story dining area dominated by a pink Cadillac with more than 1000 pieces of music memorabilia to satisfying the visual senses, including bricks from the Cavern Club, the Beatles' first haunt. After filling up, check out a concert by a top-name national, international or local artist at Hard Rock Live®, a state-of-the-art concert venue adjacent to the Cafe.

    6050 Universal Boulevard
    Orlando, FL 32819

    »NBA City

    Located at Universal CityWalk®, this restaurant isn't too difficult to spot-just look for the giant statue of a basketball player dribbling the ball and you've found your home for all things b-ball. From the obligatory gift store (full of official NBA merchandise, of course) to a playground stocked with the latest interactive video games, NBA City has all the things sports fans drool over and probably a few more. Surprisingly, that includes the food. While most theme restaurants are content to let the food take a backseat to the decor, this one does its best to please with its menu, as well. From savory appetizers to satisfying entrees, this place isn't just for sports fans; but it doesn't hurt to be one.

    6068 Universal Boulevard
    Orlando, FL 32819
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