Famous Key West tradition makes its way to Orlando Entertainment District
ORLANDO, Fla. (Dec. 17, 2021) – With generous drinks, live music and an amazing atmosphere, Sloppy Joe’s is the place to be when you’re looking for a good time. Now you won’t have to travel to the Keys to get a taste of this iconic restaurant and bar – Sloppy Joe’s Orlando is open at ICON Park!
Sloppy Joe’s colorful history is part of the lure of the Key West tradition. Having originally opened the day that prohibition was lifted in 1933, the bustling bar has grown into a Florida staple. At the new 4,725-square-foot ICON Park location, the Key West atmosphere is placed in the heart of the Orlando Entertainment District. This fun-centered casual dining restaurant will keep you on your toes and wondering what comes next. Grab a bite to eat, let a hospitable bartender whip up one of Joe’s famous cocktails, kick back and relax while enjoying the entertainment – the possibilities are endless.
“We’re excited to bring the spirit of Key West to the Orlando Entertainment District,” said David Manuchia, owner of Sloppy Joe’s and president of Restaurant Partners, Inc. “With its endless entertainment options and ideal location, ICON Park is the perfect home for our first Central Florida concept. Guests are going to love our laidback, tropical atmosphere and delicious eats!”
Of course, a restaurant with such a strong personality needs a menu to match. And don’t worry, Sloppy Joe’s has you covered! From satisfying island favorites like Fried Key West Shrimp and Conch Fritters to succulent burgers, Luau Salad and more, the menu is a foodie’s dream. Each dish is served with top-quality ingredients and fun in every serving. In fact, the restaurant’s Original Sloppy Joe Sandwich takes credit for the restaurant’s wild success in Key West and beyond.
Sloppy Joe’s is also known for its tropical drinks, filled with fun, flavor and cool presentations. Try out the award-winning Sloppy Rita or the Hemingway Mojito, inspired by one of the bar’s first supporters award-winning author Ernest Hemingway.
This restaurant is all about celebrating the famous Key West sunset with great drink specials, the tropical and relaxed vibe of the Florida Keys, and some awesome live music to bring it all together. The music never stops at Sloppy Joe’s. Every day, the restaurant hosts a variety of bands and musical artists for guests to enjoy.
“We’re thrilled to add another famously unique concept to ICON Park’s ever-growing lineup,” said Chris Jaskiewicz, ICON Park president and CEO. “Sloppy Joe’s is an excellent addition to our selection of world-class restaurants and attractions.”
ICON Park is at the center of the International Drive Resort Area and Orlando Entertainment District. With free parking and conveniently located near I-4, Universal Boulevard and the Beachline, this premiere entertainment complex is easy to access for any Central Florida resident or Orlando tourist.
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About Sloppy Joe’s
Sloppy Joe’s is the world-famous Key West Bar and Restaurant, best known as author Ernest Hemingway’s regular hangout. The original Sloppy Joe’s in Key West, Florida opened on Dec. 5, 1933, the day that Prohibition was repealed, and now boasts five locations worldwide including four in Florida (Key West, Treasure Island, Daytona Beach and Orlando) and one in Havana, Cuba. Best known for dazzling tropical drinks, live island music and great food selections, Sloppy Joe’s is a favorite for every age group and a perfect venue for large groups and celebrations. ICON Park is the second location owned and operated by Orlando-based Restaurant Partners, Inc. For more information, contact Ashley Esposito (email@example.com) 689-610-5057. www.sloppyjoesorlando.com, www.sloppyjoesdaytonabeach.com.
About ICON Park
ICON Park™ is a 20-acre, walkable entertainment destination in the heart of the Orlando Entertainment District on International Drive. A perfect place to ride, dine, drink and explore, ICON Park has more than 40 amazing restaurants, funky bars, boutique shops and can’t-miss attractions, all anchored by The Wheel, a jaw-dropping observation wheel that stands 400 feet – 40 stories – in the air. Guests can visit SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium, Madame Tussauds Orlando, Museum of Illusions, In The Game ICON Park and 7D Motion Theater. Dining options include Yard House, Blake Shelton’s Ole Red, Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips, Uncle Julio’s Mexican From Scratch, Tin Roof, Sugar Factory, Tapa Toro, Shake Shack and more. Free parking is available in a multi-level, on-site garage, just steps from all the action. Learn more at ICONParkOrlando.com. Follow ICON Park on social media @ICONParkOrlando.