Destination: Universal CityWalk

Destination: Universal CityWalk, Nightlife Headquarters For Hollywood Fun-Seekers




Universal CityWalk! It’s a place where Universal Pictures has premieres for new movies. It’s a place where you’ll find good food and a fun-loving atmosphere. There’s always entertainment to enjoy, especially if you’re looking for a place that would create a wonderful date, girls night out, or swinging singles scene.

So head to Universal CityWalk, which has everything you’re looking for to enjoy a memorable evening.

It is a delicious place to dine, and then see a movie at the impressive 19-screen CityWalk Cinemas. They’ve recently redecorated, and the stadium-styled movie theaters feature comfortable custom-made oversized “rocker” seats. They are styled after the movie studio’s own private screening rooms to give everyone a VIP movie-going experience. Of course, if a guy wants to score points with his girl, he’ll have to see the latest chick flick. But if he’s smart, he’ll tell his date that the action adventure films seem to jump off the six-story screen at the super-sized IMAX theatre.

Dinner and a movie is always a great date. And for the dining part of the romantic rendezvous there are so many choices. From fabulous relaxing meals, to a great selection of quick food spots to grab a bite if you’re in a hurry. Plus coffee cafes and snack shops to sit and talk and enjoy dessert afterwards.


Among the restaurants catering to every palate there’s Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Wolfgang Puck Café, Buca di Beppo, Daily Grill, Andrew’s Panda Inn, Tony Roma’s, Karl Strauss Beer Garden & Restaurant, and the Hard Rock Café Hollywood.

CityWalk features over 60 entertainment-themed restaurants, nightclubs, shops and entertainment options around the complex.

For something really special, the CityWalk complex has a variety of entertainment options. You can fly like you had Cupid’s wings at the new iFly Hollywood indoor skydiving wind tunnel. It’s a wild experience guaranteed to take your breath away, as you can soar to heights up to 30-feet, propelled by wind gusts of more than 125 miles-per-hour. What a thrill!

Looking to rock the night away? How about concert tickets for a show at the Gibson Amphitheatre?

For singles and couples who want to swing and sway to the music, there’s the Rumba Room, a hot Latin dance club that features salsa dancing. Live music at B.B. King’s Blues Club that will get your groove on to great jazz, funk or rhythm and blues. The dueling piano bar at Howl at the Moon is also an ultra fun place.


For more over-the-top activities, try bowling under the neon lights at Jillian’s Hi Life Lanes. Or try virtual NASCAR racing at the NASCAR Silicon Motor Speedway. And how about the “extreme sport” of getting on one of the mechanical bulls at the Saddle Ranch Chop House restaurant, to send you “head over heels.” To relax afterwards, there’s the ZenZone’s Oxygen Bar to unwind with tranquil massages and soothing herbal comfort wraps. Ahhh!

The City Walk promenade vibrates with the energy of non-stop entertainment for tourists and locals alike. There are talented street performers and special outdoor concerts and events scheduled throughout the year. For up-to-date information go to

Situated right next to the iconic entrance of the Universal Studios Hollywood theme park, “the entertainment capital of L.A.,” Universal CityWalk is gaining a reputation for being the nightlife headquarters for Hollywood fun-seekers.

Margie Barron has written for a wide variety of outlets including Gannett newspapers, Nickelodeon, Tiger Beat and 16 Magazine, Fresh!, Senior Life, Production Update, airline magazines, etc. Margie is also proud to have been half of the husband & wife writing team Frank & Margie Barron, who had written together for various entertainment and travel publications for more than 38 years.