Quality Inn & Suites Universal Studios area
5635 Windhover Drive
Orlando, FL 32819
Phone: (407) 370-5100
Fax: (407) 370-2026
Italian festivals make for a colorful backdrop for the Trattoria del Porto in Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando Resort. Breakfast, lunch or dinner are fun with good food and courteous service. The tables are set close to the Harbor Piazza and if your are lucky, you could find yourself dining with one of the characters of Universal's Orlando theme park. The music, food and ambiance captures very well the magic of the Mediterranean.
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.
Bob Marley, the revered father of Jamaican reggae music, provided the inspiration for this dining spot that's become a popular part of the Universal Orlando® Resort. By night, this place is jamming with Marley's and fellow reggae artists' music, keeping the steel drum beat going strong for dancing. For food, there's a variety of appetizing offerings, such as the Stir It Up Fondue, oxtail stew or the Jamaican favorite ackee and saltfish.
Part of an impressive array of nightlife opportunities at the Universal Orlando® Resort, the groove℠ gets groovin' with three themed lounges designed to appeal to the widest possible variety of party animals. Dance areas represent various historic musical eras ranging from a 70s-style disco, a high-tech futuristic scene and a romantic and sultry red room. Specialty drinks are offered in each area with DJs always keeping the good times going. This spot can appeal to everyone, from those who want to party to those who just want to kick back for a quiet drink and keep their options open.
The Red Coconut Club® is located in the heart of Universal CityWalk®. It is a very trendy and hip dance club with a full-service bar, signature martinis and other drinks, gourmet appetizers, great wine selections and a special VIP club. The Red Coconut Club® has two levels to party at with bars, dance areas, private tables, plush couches, an outside balcony with a great view, DJs and live entertainment. It is one of the hottest spots on the famous Universal CityWalk® and is frequented by locals and tourists alike.
Miami has the reputation of having the hottest club scene in Florida but in light of Club LAX's impressive ability to bring the heat, it appears Orlando is giving Miami a run for its money. Specializing in Chicago House, Sexy House and Tribal House, as well as Trance, Electronic, Latin, Hip Hop and Soul, this exclusive nightspot has all the important bases covered. The house disc jocks are famous in their own right, but the club also hosts major-label DJs and performers on a regular basis. The sound and lights are an attraction unto themselves and two full bars ensure that everyone stays loose long into the night. See website for calendar of events, online ticketing, VIP reservations, photo galleries and more.
Club Hush is located just off International Drive on Universal Boulevard and is the place to go for late night gatherings. This club has an upscale ambiance with the biggest dance floor around, friendly staff, lots of VIP amenities and fabulous entertainment. There is a huge main room featuring two unique bars and an outside patio, but all the fun is happening in the VIP lounge areas. The Moroccan Lounge offers Moroccan design, comfy red velvet couches and hookahs. The White Room presents Italian white leather couches, lighted tables and glass walls for seclusion. The Stage VIP includes black leather couches and overlooks the main stage and dance floor. The Tantra Lounge has red vinyl couches a sake bar and laser light show.
Launched by legendary Miami Dolphin football quarterback Dan Marino, this restaurant is an upscale, gentlemanly version of a sports eatery. Naturally, after investing a lifetime in football games, Marino would not have a sports-free restaurant, so you'll find televisions airing all the games. You'll also find lots of polished hardwood and a sports-and-family crowd that knows how to behave itself. Appetizers come in large portions and include a Crispy Calamari and Roasted Salmon. Meats top the list of favorite entrees and range from Grilled Skirt Steak to the restaurant's special meatloaf. A menu is available for children. There's also a full bar here.
After creating waves in Cincinatti, Howl At The Moon has been doing the same in Orlando. A regular haunt for locals since its inception, it's the tunes played on the two centerstage pianos that keep guests highly entertained. A 'Showtime' special is announced every hour, in which employees and guests alike dance to the tunes of popular television shows and commercial jingles. Take your pick from the very innovative drinks menu; while the Sour Apple Martini will make you "pucker up and howl", the Electric Lemonade is "the most ELECTRIFYING cocktail in nightlife entertainment". So come on down and get ready to howl!
B.B. King's Blues Club is open for private parties or events. Log on and check for event dates and how you can book tickets. B.B. King's offers Southern food that is mixed with flavors from across the world, and is sure to please your guests. The well trained staff are experts at planning out the events. They have three areas—the patio, mezzanine that overlooks the main stage and a large seating area with live music. The place can accommodate at least a 1000 people. They also have four full service bars, TVs, VIP rooms and a retail store.
Located just across the bustling Pointe Orlando shopping and dining complex on busy International Drive, Ming Court has been a must-eat for tourists and locals alike for years. From its Asian architecture to its lovely koi pond gardens, Ming Court suggests authenticity from its very first impression and doesn't let you down once you get inside.
Cowboys Orlando is not your typical nightclub scene. Devoid of the thumping beats found elsewhere on the dance floor, Cowboys takes things to the deep South with line dancing nights throughout the week. These nights kick off with a lesson, so even if you assume your two left feet will keep you from diving in, the instructors will lead you to think otherwise. Soon enough, you're the belle of the ball.