Serengeti Overlook Pub

Serengeti Overlook Pub is a counter service eatery across the plaza from Cheetah Hunt. Along with serving up a variety of food items, the restaurant is also home to a full-service bar and the Busch Gardens Brew Club (formerly the location of CC Craft Brews). Located on the second floor of the building (which is the first publicly accessible floor), Serengeti Overlook Pub combines the former Crown Colony Cafe and full-service bar known as Crown Colony Pub under one name.

Fast Facts

Open Date: 1990s
Previously Known As: Crown Colony Cafe, Crown Colony Pizza
Location: Edge of Africa



History

Crown Colony Cafe originally opened in the 1990s. It was known for a time as Crown Colony Pizza before returning to the Crown Colony Cafe name.

Crown Colony Pub, the full-service bar located within the cafe, introduced the Cheetah Chiller drink in the summer of 2011 in conjunction with the opening of Cheetah Hunt. It featured the flavors of Three Olives RangTang Vodka, lemonade, and peach schnapps, all topped off with sweet fizz. The Cheetah Chiller was available in a souvenir shaker for $10.99 with refills for $5.99. The drink would eventually be offered at other bars in the park as well.

During Christmas Town 2013, Crown Colony Cafe served roast beef with mashed potatoes, a harvest salad, and holiday-themed desserts in addition to the regular menu.

In the summer of 2014, new cell phone charger lockers were installed inside Crown Colony Cafe near the entrance. The cost to use them was $2.99, and only credit cards were accepted. Another station was installed around the same time at Pantopia Grill.

The Crown Colony name was retired in May of 2016, with the cafe and full-service bar both coming under the new Serengeti Overlook Pub name as of May 27, 2016. At the time of the change, new signage was installed including temporary banners on the outside of the building and two large decorative palm tree themed elements on either side of the main entrance on the second floor.

At the beginning of 2017, Serengeti Overlook Pub’s location was changed on the park map from Egypt to the newly designated Edge of Africa area.

 

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Sources:

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay | Jul 14 2011 – accessed 4/1/2018
Busch Gardens Tampa | Jun 20 2014 – accessed 7/2/2018
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay | Jun 1 2016 – accessed 7/31/2018
BGTFans | Dec 6 2013 – accessed 5/8/2019
Pixels At The Parks | Jun 9 2016 – accessed 6/23/2016

 

Last update: November 5, 2016