Things To Do

The Ultimate Date Night at Universal CityWalk

February 26, 2016

What does your perfect date night look like? Dinner? Movie? Dancing? Now imagine having that and more all within steps of each other. You’ve just entered Universal CityWalk.

A virtual vortex of date night fun, this evening entertainment complex spans 30 acres and houses dozens of nightclubs, restaurants and shops.

Take your date on an incredible night out at Universal CityWalk

You’ll also find the internationally renowned Blue Man Group, performing nightly in their own state-of-the-art theater. Right next door: the world’s largest Hard Rock Cafe—which houses hundreds of authentic memorabilia from music’s biggest legends. Plus, you can putt your way through two out-of-this-world mini-golf courses or catch a movie on the colossal screens at the AMC Universal Cineplex 20.

But, of course, you’ll want to start with dinner first. Take your pick from more than a dozen options ranging from quick serve to high end.

Those who love a bustling scene with lots to look at will want to check out NBC Sports Grill & Brew.

Catch a game and great food at NBC Sports Grill & brew at Universal CityWalk

Far from your average sports bar, this new CityWalk eatery features an expansive menu of light bites and entrees plus over 100 beers on tap. Enjoy it all while you marvel at the athletic prowess of your favorite sports teams broadcasted on more TV screens that you can possibly count.

Chow down on delicious fish tacos from NBC Sports Grill & Brew at Universal CityWalk

One of CityWalk’s newest arrivals, The Cowfish, is ideal for the couple who simply can’t decide on one type of cuisine.

Cowfish CityWalk

Inside the huge, ocean-inspired space, you can choose fresh sushi and bento boxes filled with out of the ordinary Asian fare. Or give one of a dozen gourmet burgers a try. And, of course, there’s “burgushi”: Cowfish’s cheeky marriage of burgers and sushi into unique dishes you’ve never seen before.

Enjoy fresh sushi and burgushi at The Cowfish at Universal CityWalk

Consider trying one of the restaurant’s nine specialty cocktails, ideally sipped during a game of corn hole on Cowfish’s patio.

But the night doesn’t end with dessert. In fact, here’s where it kicks into high gear.

You can see a concert or comic at Hard Rock Live. You could catch the zany antics of the Blue Man Group, now offering the option to enjoy cocktails in a special lounge before and after the show.


If you’re thinking about heading to the AMC Universal Cineplex, consider checking out the CityWalk Meal and Movie deal, which features dinner at select restaurants plus a movie ticket.

Enjoy two incredible mini-golf courses at Hollywood Drive-In Golf at Universal CityWalk

You can also opt for the Meal and Mini-Golf Deal, which combines dinner with a round of mini golf at Hollywood Drive-In Golf, home to two challenging but hilarious courses.

The night will still be young, so go explore CityWalk’s nighclub scene. Sip a hurricane and catch the live dueling piano show at Pat O’Brien’s.

Enjoy a hurricane at Pat O'Briens at Universal CityWalk

Just a stone’s throw away, Rising Star will wow you with one of the best karaoke experiences in the world. Where else can you find a live band and back-up singers that perform with each courageous crooner?

Become a rock star with a live band at Rising Star in Universal CityWalk

Finally, dance the night away at Red Coconut Club, where live bands and DJs keep the party going long into the night.

With so much to do, eat and sip, CityWalk offers a fresh take on date night. In fact, you can mix and match different restaurants, shows and nightclubs for a different experience every time.

Whether you’re on your first date or your 50th, date night at CityWalk never gets old.

For Florida Residents, parking is FREE after 6pm. And while you can always just drive in and walk around, check out some of the special bundles that can save you money on your night out.

Epic in your Inbox

Never miss a thrill. Subscribe now to get email updates from Universal Parks & Resorts.

Facebook Share on Facebook Twitter Share on Facebook Pinterest Share on Pinterest

You Might Also Like


  • Reply JB305 March 11, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    One of my favorite blog posts!

  • Reply Cindy knox March 26, 2021 at 5:51 pm

    How about HHN this Year? I just want to go to the Hollywood Horror night how can I do that successfully

    • Reply Social Media Team March 26, 2021 at 5:58 pm

      Hey Cindy! Tickets for Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights will go on sale in the months ahead. Stay tuned to for updates.

    Leave a Reply

    We and our partners use cookies on this site to improve our service, perform analytics, personalize advertising, measure advertising performance, and remember your website preferences. By using the site, you consent to these cookies. For more information on cookies including how to manage your consent visit our cookie policy.