Universal Orlando’s Aventura Hotel is a haven for foodie travelers


The newly opened Universal Orlando’s Aventura Hotel beckons foodie travelers with a delicious array of food choices. Are you hungry for a stay?

Foodie travelers are becoming savvier. At the newly opened Universal Orlando’s Aventura Hotel, the food story plays a major role in the new hotel. While the tech driven hotel rooms offer the best new amenities, the food options throughout the hotel property delight foodies.

One of the hotel’s biggest draws is the rooftop bar, Bar 17 Bistro. While the view is incredibly impressive, the food and cocktails can make anyone forget about the gorgeous skyline. First, the cocktail menu features a variety of signature cocktails. Frozen drinks, elevated flavors and craft beers are all options.

Almost Sangria, Bar 17 Bistro, Aventura Hotel, photo by Cristine Struble

A favorite choice for an evening sip while watching the fireworks is the Almost Sangria. The combination of rose and fresh fruit is perfectly refreshing on a warm Florida evening. The flavor combination isn’t too sweet, which makes it a perfect cocktail to drink on its own or with the small plates menu.

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  • Other signature cocktails highlight savory ingredients. While the flavors are subtle, the herbaceous notes add a complexity to the cocktail. These flavors help to make the drinks slow sips that are perfect pairings for enjoying a conversation with friends or savoring a stunning view.

    While cocktails can be a big draw, Bar 17 Bistro’s small plates are just as enticing. The Bao options are quite exceptional. From grouper to duck, the succulent options are many. Since the small plates are designed to be shared, it is totally acceptable to order several. Just make sure that you aren’t the last one to the table or you will have to order more.

    Overall, Bar 17 Bistro is more about sharing an experience with friends. This location is about enjoying the experience. Food, cocktails and locale create that moment. Whether you linger for the night or grab a quick nighcap, Bar 17 Bistro is a must for any foodie.

    Urban Pantry, Paella, Aventura Hotel, photo by Cristine Struble

    The rooftop oasis isn’t the only place to enjoy a bite at the Aventura Hotel. Located on the main floor is Urban Pantry. Building on the food hall trend, Urban Pantry offers a wide array for flavors and foods that will appease any foodie traveler.

    The food stations include Asian, burgers, pizza and a roast station. Truthfully, the numerous choices make for difficult decisions. A sampler platter of one dish from each station would be a smart option. Or, make this dining destination an option on multiple nights.

    Urban Pantry makes a big nod to the foodie traveler with its wine and beer pairings at each station. The carefully selected beers and wine enhance the food profiles. From local craft beers to complimenting regional favorites, the food and beverage pairings show that diners want more when traveling. Universal’s Aventura understands and delivers.

    For many people on vacation, a dip in the pool or relaxing on pool chaise is a delightful way to regroup after some time at the theme parks. The Bar Sol, located right by the pool, offers refreshing beverages to keep guests refreshed. The frozen Moscow Mule is a must try. The classic cocktail is transformed into a frozen delight. With the Florida sun shining, it can be the perfect refreshment.

    Also, this pool-side bar offers a wide array of craft beers. Definitely look for some local craft breweries that are featured on tap. While some beers might rotate, these options showcase the diverse and robust Florida craft beer scene.

    While Universal’s Aventura Hotel is just steps away from Volcano Bay and quick ride to Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure, the hotel’s food scene is just as enticing as the theme parks. For the foodie travel, this hotel should be on her next visit list.

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    Are you ready to book a reservation at Universal’s Aventura Hotel? Remember to bring your appetite because you won’t want to miss all these delicious food options.