Chez Alcatraz behind construction walls, next to Jaws shark

Chez Alcatraz Bar Closed for Refurbishment in Universal Studios Florida

Shannen Ace

The Chez Alcatraz bar in Universal Studios Florida is now closed and surrounded by construction walls. This fan-favorite bar is getting a makeover and is expected to be demolished and reconstructed.

Chez Alcatraz Construction

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Chez Alcatraz is located on the dock in the park’s San Francisco area, next to a hanging Bruce the shark from “Jaws.” The dock is still open so guests can access the “Jaws” photo op, but blue-green construction walls around the bar jut into the walkway.

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We previously reported that Universal Orlando Resort was accepting contractor bids for the “remodel of an existing kiosk” — Chez Alcatraz. The bid listed demolition, concrete work, millwork, carpentry, drywall work, painting, plumbing, and electrical work.

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The current bar will reportedly be completely demolished and a new one will be constructed. Chez Alcatraz has a brown wood roof, a blue awning, white columns, and a white tile counter.

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The Chez Alcatraz menu included the “Jaws”-inspired Ocean Attack and Bruce cocktails, and the Alcatraz prison-inspired Escape and The Alcatraz cocktails. It sometimes offers seasonal drinks, like the Zombie Shark cocktail during Halloween Horror Nights last fall.

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A blue tarp connects the back of the bar to the construction walls.

Are you looking forward to a newly refreshed Chez Alcatraz bar? There’s no word on how long this project could take, so stay tuned for further Chez Alcatraz construction updates.

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