At 5 o’clock on March 30th, Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band officially opened the Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville restaurant, bar and live music venue at Universal Hollywood CityWalk. Hundreds of fans enjoyed the venue’s coastal cuisine, cool concoctions and fun, laid-back island atmosphere as Jimmy took the stage, fittingly kicking off the hour-long performance with “The Tiki Bar is Open.” If you missed seeing the full concert live in 360 on Facebook, or want to relive the excitement, click here.
Buffett said, “I walked onto the site of CityWalk when it was still under construction, and my first thought was ‘I want a Margaritaville here.’ Thanks to the great folks at Universal, we made it. It’s great to play at the opening and I look forward to visiting regularly on my journeys to the West Coast. Fins Up!”
Extra’s Tracey Edmonds, the entertainment show that also calls Universal Hollywood CityWalk home,
was at the party to talk to Jimmy about the newest Margaritaville, his favorite drink and go-to dish at Margaritaville and to have an honorary 5 o’clock toast.
Margaritaville Hollywood, CA, the first of its kind in California, features a casual dining environment amid palm trees, thatched enclaves, island music and surfboard table, an expansive 5 o’Clock Somewhere Bar located at the center of the restaurant, stilt walkers Wednesday through Sunday and live entertainment on the main stage Friday through Sunday