Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Bar and Grill Opens at Chicago's Navy Pier.

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Photo by: Colleen Durkin.

Chicago, Tuesday, June 21, 2011.  Just in time for the first day of summer Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Bar and Grill opened their doors yesterday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony followed by a salty margarita toast and a sensory restaurant tour for guests. Even with the threatening weather the Parrot Heads were out en mass.

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Photo by: Colleen Durkin

It’s all about attitude–not latitude.
Anyone in Chicago yearning for an island adventure no longer has to leave town. Just start wastin’ away in Margaritaville at Navy Pier with a giant salty margarita in one hand and a cheeseburger in paradise in the other…Hello Summer…and what a great escape to look forward to on a snowy winter day in Chicago.

The Menu.
Margaritaville Bar and Grill will feature classic American and
islandĀ­ inspired cuisine.  In  addition to the signature “Cheeseburger in Paradise,”
the menu offers fresh fish, fish tacos, steaks, nachos, salads, regional favorites, a child’s menu and, of course, margaritas, boat  drinks, frozen concoctions and ice cold beer.

The Vibe
Margaritaville Bar and Grill is a touch of the tropics with the feel of a comfortable Chicago neighborhood bar. The atmosphere is laid back and intimate indoors while outdoors guests can view the boardwalk and Lake Michigan from a weather protected Tiki Bar and outdoor deck while listening to live music.

Fins Up Chicago.


“I  couldn’t  be  more  excited  about  Margaritaville  arriving  on  the  shores  of  Lake  Michigan,” said Jimmy Buffett.  “From  my  earliest days in the city playing the  Quiet Knight on Belmont, to the pinnacle of live performances singing in front of the ivy wall at Wrigley  Field, I have had a long and wonderful history and affection for the people, the music, the art and the food of the  Windy City. I have always thought of Chicago as a beach town, a pretty big one, but still a beach town. I am happy to call Navy Pier home to Margaritaville. Fins Up Chicago.”   

Fireworks Tribute: Wednesday, June 22, 9:30p.m.
Navy Pier welcomes Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Bar & Grill with a spectacular fireworks tribute set to the legendary music of his greatest hits. Soundtrack favorites will include: Margaritaville, It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere, The Night I Painted the Sky, Cheeseburger, Son of a Son of a Sailor and Volcano.

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