Burgers and Beer

There are few things about summer I get more excited about than getting out the grill. And while I’m cooking up some delicious burgers, nothing’s better than sipping a nice, cold beer.

Luckily for all of us, Universal Orlando Resort’s on-site hotels feel the same way. Each hotel is supporting “National Burger Month” this June with pairings of some of the best burgers and beer out there. Each of our properties will be serving a unique burger—some available only for this month—paired with a specialty craft beer.

Feast your eyes upon the burgers and beers, and start planning your next trip to one of our on-site hotels.

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel – Buddha Burger paired with Funky Buddha Brewery Floridian Hefeweizen

  • Pickled vegetables
  • Pea sprouts
  • Sirracha mayo

Burgers and BeerHard Rock Hotel – The Kitchen Burger paired with Funky Buddha Brewery Hop Gun IPA

  • Fresh angus beef
  • Bacon
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Onion rings
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Chipotle horseradish aioli

Burgers and BeerLoews Royal Pacific Resort – B-52 Bomber Burger paired with Jake’s American Red Lager

  • Black angus beef
  • Short ribs
  • Caramelized onion
  • Horseradish cheddar
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato

Jake’s American Red Larger is an exclusive craft beer available only at Loews Royal Pacific Resort.


Burgers and BeerCabana Bay Beach Resort – Galaxy Bacon Cheese Burger paired with Cigar City Invasion Pale Ale


Of course I had to try all the burger and beer pairings myself. My personal favorite was the The Kitchen Burger with the Funky Buddha Brewery Hop Gun IPA.  I find the hoppiness of the IPA played perfectly with the sweetness of the meat.  But with so many options, there are bound to be plenty of satisfied stomachs.

BONUS: For all you craft beer lovers, Loews Royal Pacific Resort holds a monthly Jake’s Beer Dinner that features a different craft brewery each month. Experts from the brewery present their beers alongside inspired gourmet dishes, expertly paired by our on-site chefs.

This month, Full Sail Brewing Co. will be the featured brewery on June 19. You can grab your tickets here—seats are limited, so don’t wait long.

Do you have a favorite beer and burger combo? Let us know in the comments below.

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