Welcome back to DADventure Disney’s round table of some of my favorite Disney Fan Parents on Instagram.
Every week, I work alongside this merry band of Disney fan parents to find our Top 10 favorites in all things Disney. See ALL our lists by clicking HERE!
This week, the group consists of these Disney Parent Panelists:
@disenchanted.dad & @dismoms,
and yours truly @dadventuredisney.
You can also follow our joint account – @DisneyParentsPanel!
Our topic this week: Top 10 Favorite Places to Enjoy an Adult Alcoholic Beverage in the Disney Parks
Nine Disney Parent Panel members walk into a bar….
If you can get away from the kiddies for a night, or even just an hour during the day, you may want to pop in and enjoy a tasty drink that’s a little stronger than water fountain water. Our Disney Parents Panel have been known to raise a class (or three) in celebration and today we’re sharing our favorite spots to do that.
Nine of us chimed in for this week’s post and we came up with over 45 different spots we like to frequent. 10 spots in the California parks. 10 at Disney World Resorts. 8 in Epcot. 5 in Disney Springs and 5 in Hollywood Studios and 4 great ones from Animal Kingdom. [Read our Top 10 Favorite Things to do in Animal Kingdom] Surprisingly – NONE of the spots are in the Magic Kingdom!
Thirsty yet? Let’s get a drink!
California Adventure, Pixar Pier
Top 10 Score: 1.44, nominated on 2 of 9 ballots. 1 first place vote.
In addition to non-alcoholic beverages, adults can choose from a thirst-quenching selection of California draft beers, hard cider or specialty drinks bearing names with a nod to Pixar filmmaking—The Short, Plot Twist, Over Budget and Scream Canister. Cheers!
Top 10 Score: 1.78, nominated on 2 of 9 ballots.
Dine on Deutsch delicacies at this walk-up eatery at World Showcase—from bratwurst and frankfurters with sauerkraut to Bavarian apple strudel, black forest cake, German beer and wine.
Top 10 Score: 2.00, nominated on 3 of 9 ballots.
The Irish owners of Raglan Road have brought in top chefs from Dublin to present you with the very best of modern Irish cooking—from fish & chips to brilliantly reimagined classics like Shepherd’s Pie.
Thirsty? Mosey up to one of 4 imported bars (some of which have been sliding glasses for 130 years) as you imbibe the ambience of Raglan Road’s interior—shipped lock, stock and beer barrel from Ireland to Disney Springs. After chewing up the scenery, soak up some suds as you choose from Irish, European and American beers, including local and craft varieties.
The Polite Pig
Top 10 Score: 2.00, nominated on 2 of 9 ballots. 1 first place vote.
Welcome to a beverage wonderland where everything flows from a spout, from draft beer to classic cocktails to tasty wine. Bourbon fans will be in heaven when they cast their eyes on The Polite Pig’s impressive whiskey collection―it includes hard-to-find varieties crafted by Pappy Van Winkle.
Animal Kingdom, Pandora
Top 10 Score: 2.11, nominated on 4 of 9 ballots.
Quench your thirst the Pandoran way at an otherworldly pit-stop offering Na’vi-inspired refreshment.
Meaning “Party Party” in the language of the Na’vi, Pongu Pongu welcomes weary travelers to try our “bioluminescent” frozen cocktail, indigenous beers—or even a sweet snack you won’t find elsewhere!
Animal Kingdom, Discover Island
Top 10 Score: 2.33, nominated on 4 of 9 ballots.
Located next to Tiffins Restaurant, where the globetrotting adventures of the Imagineers and animal experts who developed and built Disney’s Animal Kingdom park are celebrated, Nomad Lounge invites all to stake a claim in their own wanderlust over mouth-watering small plates and a large selection of beer, wine and mixed drinks.
As any world wanderer can attest, Nomad Lounge also serves up a renowned selection of libations and spirits from around the globe. Non-alcoholic cocktails, freshly ground coffee and loose leaf teas are also available—perfect for the long day’s journey or following a long day of journeying.
Les Vins des Chefs de France
Top 10 Score: 2.67, nominated on 3 of 9 ballots. 1 first place vote.
Relax, raise a glass and watch the world go by—with an exquisite selection of French wines, Champagne and specialty beverages.
Hollywood Studios, Galaxy’s Edge (CA & FL)
Top 10 Score: 3.22, nominated on 3 of 9 ballots. 2 first place votes.
Oga’s specializes in fantastical drinks sourced with ingredients from across the galaxy and enticing concoctions that will delight even the youngest crew members.
To order selections with alcohol—like the Jedi Mind Trick cocktail, Bad Motivator IPA or Toniray wine—they will need to see your identification.
La Cava del Tequila
Top 10 Score: 3.33, nominated on 4 of 9 ballots.
Imbibe “the essence of Mexico” with over 200 tequilas, top-shelf cocktails, Mexican beer and wine. Take off with a tequila flight or a wild passion fruit margarita. Light snacks such as guacamole and queso with corn chips are served.
Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto
Disney Polynesian Resort
Top 10 Score: 5.67, nominated on 7 of 9 ballots. 1 first place vote.
Delicious cocktails unique to Walt Disney World Resort include the Polynesian Pearl, Nautilus, Castaway Crush, Tahitian Torch and the Dark & Tropical Stormy. Longing for one of your favorite libations from Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar at the Disneyland Resort in California? Well, your ship has come in! Making the trek to Florida are classic concoction like the Krakatoa Punch, Uh Oa!, HippopotoMai-Tai and Shrunken Zombie Head. To prove to your friends that you visited the grotto, you can even order your cocktail served in a collectible, Disney-exclusive tiki mug.
If you’d prefer something that reminds you of civilization, the finest beers and wines are also available. Plus, be sure to try the inventive, alcohol-free cocktails like the Schweitzer Fall and Skipper Sipper.
Of course, there are SO many other spots you can grab a quick drink too. We just find it’s really hard to juggle a beer and push a stroller at the same time. 😉
We also recommend Tamu Tamu, Rose & Crown, Tune-in Lounge, Club 33, Baseline Tap, The Milk Stand and so many others.
Thanks for reading and always remember – DADventure is out there!
Keith & the Disney Parents Panel