Serengeti Overlook Pub is a counter service eatery located 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.
Open Date: 1990s
Previously Known As: Crown Colony Cafe, Crown Colony Pizza
Location: Edge of Africa
With views from the terrace of the plains, Serengeti Overlook Pub is actually a combination of three different dining and beverage venues – the counter service area featuring pizza and sandwiches, a full service bar, and the new Busch Gardens Brew Club. Serengeti Overlook Pub occupies the second floor (which is the first public floor) of the large building across from the entrance to Cheetah Hunt. The second floor eatery was previously known as Crown Colony Cafe, and earlier, Crown Colony Pizza. It changed to Serengeti Overlook Pub when the full service restaurant located on the top floor reopened in May 2016.
Seating is available indoors in one of three areas, or outside on the terrace that wraps around the building. Several of the tables on the terrace provide great views of the Serengeti Plain and Cobra’s Curse.
Serengeti Overlook Pub is generally open from 11 a.m. until one to two hours before park closing, although hours may vary.
Opened in the 1990s.
Crown Colony Pub introduces Cheetah Chiller drink in the summer of 2011, which features the flavors of Three Olives RangTang Vodka, lemonade, and peach schnapps, and is topped off with sweet fizz. Available in a souvenir shaker for $10.99, with refills for $5.99. The drink would eventually be offered at other locations in the park as well.
During Christmas Town 2013, Crown Colony Cafe served roast beef with mashed potatoes, Harvest Salad, and holiday themed desserts in addition to the regular menu.
In Summer 2014, new cell phone charger lockers installed inside Crown Colony near the entrance. Cost was $2.99, only credit cards accepted. Another station installed around the same time at Pantopia Grill.
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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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