Universal CityWalk is now the home of the first California location of Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville restaurant.

At the recent Grand Opening celebration, singer, songwriter and best-selling author Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band performed for hundreds of fans and friends.

Get more details and watch some footage from this special event below.

Jimmy Buffett:

“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!”

Karen Irwin, President and COO, Universal Studios Hollywood:

“Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville is a perfect complement to Universal CityWalk. With its inviting tropical vibe, incredible selection of Margaritas and signature dishes, Margaritaville offers another exceptional dining experience at CityWalk that everyone can enjoy.”

About the brand new establishment:

“Margaritaville at Universal CityWalk Hollywood invites guests to escape the everyday as they dine in a casual environment amid palm trees, thatched enclaves, island music and surfboard tables and enjoy hand-crafted cocktails, live music and entertainment, and signature dishes such as LandShark Lager Fish & Chips, Jimmy’s Jammin’ Jambalaya ®, Volcano Nachos or a Cheeseburger in Paradise ®.
The venue’s expansive 5 O’Clock Somewhere Bar located at the center of the restaurant offers a selection of refreshing specialty drinks, including the Who’s to Blame® Margarita or the 5 O’Clock Somewhere boat drink.”