Jimmy Buffett’s latest Margaritaville restaurant opens at 8:30 tonight in Cincinnati! The opening coincides with the grand opening of the new Horseshoe Casino, in which Margaritaville resides.
The casino, along with Margaritaville, held a dry run last week, a media event on Saturday, and a parrothead pre-opening party on Sunday.
Cincinnati.com has a good review of the atmosphere, food, and drinks: First Taste: Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville
The 14,000 sq. ft. restaurant is located adjacent to the Horseshoe’s main entrance on Broadway and features seating for approximately 400. An open-air dining patio connects to the casino’s urban plaza and event lawn. The restaurant also offers a Margaritaville retail store, featuring unique Margaritaville merchandise, music and island apparel.
The newest Margaritaville doesn’t open until Monday, but a few hundred lucky parrotheads were able to get a sneak peak inside the 14,000 sq. ft. restaurant on Wednesday night as part of the Horseshoe Casino’s controlled demonstration for regulators.
With seating for 400, Margaritaville Cincinnati features an open-air dining patio that connects to the casino’s urban plaza and event lawn. The restaurant will also offer a Margaritaville retail store. Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville is the first of four restaurants that will be located at Horseshoe Cincinnati.
Thanks to our twitter follower @obc2 for providing us with some photos from inside the restaurant:
Read more about the newest Margaritaville at margaritavillecincinnati.com
Happy National Margarita Day!
If you’re near a Margaritaville, be sure to drop in for an all-day celebration:
- Margarita specials all day long
- Enter for a chance to win a Frozen Concoction Maker
- Margaritaville University from 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
- The National Margarita Day Toast at 5 p.m.
- 10% Off any margarita-themed merchandise
Margaritaville University – 3 p.m.
From 3-4p.m. on February 22nd, major in Margaritas in our Margarita Mixology Class, and earn your honorary drink degree! Spend time with our bartenders learning how to make all your favorite Margaritaville margaritas, and receive a Margaritaville University diploma to celebrate your achievement! Remember to bring your camera for your graduation photos!
The National Margarita Day Toast – 5 p.m.
Raise your glass to toast the Margarita! A Margaritaville Master of Ceremonies will toast our favorite beverage when the clock strikes 5 O’Clock. A tradition you won’t want to miss!
Celebrate National Margarita Day at the following locations:
- Margaritaville Orlando
- Margaritaville Las Vegas
- Margaritaville Myrtle Beach
- Margaritaville Glendale
- Margaritaville Panama City Beach
- Margaritaville Mohegan Sun
- Margaritaville Nashville
- Margaritaville Key West
- Margaritaville New Orleans
- Margaritaville Biloxi
- Margaritaville Chicago
- LandShark Myrtle Beach
- Margaritaville Beach Hotel
Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville is rumored to be coming to the Destiny USA shopping and entertainment complex in Syracuse, New York:
Oh, and here’s another hot one for you: Destiny execs are mum on this, but there’s talk Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Restaurant may be joining the lineup. Some in the mall’s circles are saying Aja, the nightclub planned for the expansion, will be sacrificed for Margaritaville, but Destiny execs say Aja is still on its short list of coming attractions. They wouldn’t confirm a Buffett beach party is on the horizon.
Destiny USA, previously known as the Carousel Center from 1990-2012, is a six-story super-regional shopping and entertainment complex on the shore of Onondaga Lake in Syracuse, New York. It is the sixth largest shopping center in the nation.
The Mountain Press reports that plans for a Margaritaville restaurant in Gatlinburg, Tennessee have been given the go-ahead:
To local Parrotheads’ delight, the city’s Municipal/Regional Planning Commission approved the site plan for Margaritaville — a popular Jimmy Buffett-inspired casual dining chain — during its Monday evening meeting.
The 13,000-square foot restaurant will sit at 805 Parkway—a property that was home to the recently-demolished Midtown Lodge and an area where construction is almost completed on a two-story parking garage that’s accessible from River Road and Parkway. The restaurant and parking garage will share the same tract, City Planner David Ball explained.
“There’s enough space there for both,” he told the board.
The single-story building will boast an outdoor dining area and have approximately 400 seats. A retail store will be connected to the restaurant — located on the upper portion of the lot, at the corner of Maple Lane and Parkway — though the retail component would only be a small portion of the building, local developer Ned Vickers said.
“(Margaritavilles) are typically restaurants and retail,” he explained. “It’s a big restaurant.”
Plans are still in the initial stages, with changes to the building’s overall design still being considered. The concept still requires submittal to the city’s Environmental Design Review Board, Ball explained.
The Mountain Press has an article discussing the possibility of a Margaritaville opening in the tourist town of Gatlinburg, Tennessee:
If the lyrics are true, it seems “somewhere” could be downtown Gatlinburg — with the city’s Municipal/Regional Planning Commission set to consider a commercial site plan for a popular Jimmy Buffett-inspired casual dining chain or merchandise store during its meeting at 5 p.m. today in City Hall.
On the agenda is a site plan for Margaritaville at 805 Parkway, a property that was home to the recently demolished Midtown Lodge and an area where construction is ongoing on a multi-story parking garage.
Details surrounding the project are limited, though officials with Margaritaville Holdings, LLC have confirmed their interest in bringing the brand here.
“We are considering the possibility of coming to the area and we would like to see it happen,” an email from the company’s management group’s publicity division stated. “At this point in time it’s too premature to give any further details, but we are considering Gatlinburg for a Margaritaville location. It’s definitely a market we’re interested in coming to.”
They were unable to confirm whether the property — located on the corner of Parkway, Maple Lane and River Road — would be home to an eatery or shop. They’re still conducting preliminary research into the market, the email said.