The Lone Palm is an outdoor tiki style bar that sits directly across from Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville Cafe at CityWalk. You may have passed by without even noticing it, though it is hard to miss with the 60′ Albatross airplane that is parked at the Lone Palm.
A fun fact about the Albatross, also known as the Hemisphere Dancer, is that it is a plane from Jimmy Buffet’s own collection! The Hemisphere Dancer began it’s life as a U.S. Navy plane. Once the plane sat inactive for some time Jimmy purchased it and restored it. Jimmy and his family traveled Caribbean in the Hemisphere Dancer, which you can be read about in his book ‘A Pirate Looks at Fifty.’ It is also athe real plane that was shot atin Jimmy’s song “Jamaica Mistaica.” The plane is featured on clothing, menus and as drink names throughout some of Jimmy’s restaurants and now calls the Lone Palm it’s home.
At Lone Palm you can have a seat at the bar area where you can watch the bartenders (Heidi is awesome!) mix up your refreshing beverage, catch the game or enjoy some of the Parrothead videos they often times have playing on the in bar televisions. Want to have your own table? No problem! The Lone Palm also has a beachy seating area (and real sand) where you can grab your own table and relax.
Lone Palm features a variety of drinks and appetizers, including the famous Margaritaville Volcano Nachos! (See my Volcano Nachos recipe to bring the fun home.) Lone Palm is the perfect spot for a quick bite to eat during your day or snacks and drinks later in the evening. The view from the CityWalk Lagoon is beautiful, especially once the sun goes down.
Finally, be sure to check out Happy Hour at the Lone Palm weekdays 3:00 – 5:00 PM. House Margaritas are just $4.00 and select beers $2.50. It has become a tradition of ours to make sure we plan a day or two during our vacation to visit the Lone Palm’s Happy Hour.
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