The Club at NBA City to Open at Amway Center

In the last 19 months since the Amway Center has been open downtown, there has been an unused corner of the property that was originally set aside as restaurant space.

It’s taken this long to find a willing investor, but according to sources, the space is expected to be taken over by The Club at NBA City. The venture will be a partnership between the NBA City restaurant venue at Universal CityWalk and the former manager of the exclusive Montecristo Club at the old Orlando city arena.

A third of the size of the CityWalk venue, The Club at NBA City will be a little over 4,000-sq-ft., not including use of the outdoor plaza for a small patio seating area.

Half will be open to the public with both internal and external entrances, so patrons will not need an event ticket to get inside. The menu offerings are expected to be different and slightly more upscale than the barfood menu offered by the CityWalk venue.

The other half will be a private members-only section, like the old Montecristo Club, that will be available for event rentals.

Initially, The Club at NBA City will only be open for lunch and dinner on event days at the Amway Center. The venue is expected to be open by October 2012.

About Michelle Snow

Michelle is the owner and editor of CitySurfing Orlando. She also owns, is a freelance writer specializing in travel and entertainment, has authored/co-authored four guidebooks on Orlando and Florida, and is head editor/writer at She's lived in Orlando near Walt Disney World since 1995, and still finds there's so much fun to be had in Central Florida.
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