Entertainment Editor

Ready to try some new bites and sips? Good news — Bar 17 Bistro is now open at Universal Orlando Resort’s Aventura Hotel.

Bar 17 Bistro, Universal’s first-ever rooftop bar and grill, is located on the 17th floor of Aventura Hotel. The bright, open-air venue is surrounded by glass panels, offering views of all three of Universal Orlando’s theme parks: Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure and Volcano Bay.

As far as food and beverage, the menu looks like it aims to please.

Food menu items include the Summer Beet and Glazed Fig Salad (a citrus-inspired dish, featuring Florida-grown produce from the region), bao buns (with your choice of braised pork belly, lamb or firecracker shrimp), Wagyu Beef Sliders (on a brioche bun and topped with French cheese, served with a side of pomme frites) and more.

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Rooftop bar (Bar 17 Bistro) opens at Universal Orlando Resort
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Rooftop bar (Bar 17 Bistro) opens at Universal Orlando Resort

Drinks include complex freshly-made frozen drinks (made entirely without pre-made mixes), the Firebird (made with tequila, jalapeno, strawberry and cilantro), Pineapple Turmeric Lemonade (a “mocktail,” or non-alcoholic beverage) and more.

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Rooftop bar (Bar 17 Bistro) opens at Universal Orlando Resort

Bar 17 Bistro will open daily at 4 p.m. For a limited time, guests who book a four-night stay or longer at Aventura Hotel will receive a free $50 hotel dining credit, which can be used at Bar 17 Bistro.

For more information on Bar 17 Bistro or Universal Orlando Resort, visit UniversalOrlando.com.