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Top 10 Bars at Walt Disney World

So when you think of Disney World you might not immediately assume a drinking paradise right? Well with four theme parks and 20 plus resort hotels there are indeed plenty of fantastic watering holes. This list comprises bars and lounges rather than just grab and go spots (sorry Cava de Tequila). Here’s my top 10 bars at Walt Disney World.

1. Raglan Road

What’s better than one bar? How about three! Raglan Road has several separate bar spaces to mingle at. Each time you go in to grab a pint can be a whole new experience wherever you sit. With great food and excellent entertainment it’s easy to see why Raglan Road made my list. And if you are looking for a quieter area to polish off your Guinness head head out back. Here you’ll find my personal favorite “Hole in the Wall Bar” and enjoy the Disney Springs people watching.

2. Tune-In Lounge

One of the most unique dinning experiences in all of Walt Disney World is the 50s Prime Time Cafe. With great food and an even better ambiance coupled with a short list of table service dinning options at Disney’s Hollywood Studios it can often be a challenge getting a table here. The Tune In Lounge adjacent to the main dinning room is a great option to experience the ambiance while sampling killer drinks and having access to the full menu. Seats fill up early and as this bar also works as the main serving bars for Prime Time and Hollywood and Vine next door it can get a little swapped. Still a great place to relax in Hollywood Studios.

The Shrunken Zombie Head at Trader Sam's Grog Grotto.
The Shrunken Zombie Head at Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto.

3. Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto

No lounge has had quite the meteoric rise as Trade Sam’s Grog Grotto has had at the Polynesian Resort. Mirrored after its sister bar at the Disneyland Hotel in California this intimate watering hole provides excellent Disney theming with unique drinks that come with a show. A fantastic staff who’s in on the act and great apps add to the overall experience. Get here early as it fills up quickly.

The Conjurita at AbracadaBar comes with it's own magic trick.
The Conjurita at AbracadaBar comes with it’s own magic trick.

4. AbracadaBar

Disney has continued to up the theming in their bars and lounges with their latest bar offering on the Boardwalk. Located in-between “The Flying Fish Cafe” and “Trattoria al Forna”, this turn of the century era bar puts the focus on the great old-school magicians of the time. Magical drinks and tchotchkes galore are bound to keep you entertained.

The details make Jock Lindsey's truly unique
The details make Jock Lindsey’s truly unique

5. Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar

Who else but Disney can take a character that had a minute of on-screen time in Indiana Jones and devote an entire bar to him? Jock was Indiana Jones’ pilot in the first film and his hangar in Disney Springs is home to artifacts and souvenirs he’s collected from his extensive travels. Intriguing cocktails, tasty snacks and great views from the back deck keep me going back to this awesome bar for more.

6. Jellyrolls

While the drink offerings are standard and no food is available the Boardwalk’s Jellyrolls still makes my list for its awesome entertainment. Their dueling piano players take requests and your bound to have a smile on your face your whole time there. Plus it’s one of few options outside Disney Springs that’s open into the wee hours of the night.

7. Crew’s Cup

Located next to the popular Yachtsman Steakhouse, the Crew’s Cup lounge is a relaxing place to unwind. The dark woods and atmosphere tie in perfectly to the nautical theme and it is a great place to get away from the hustle and bustle. Plus you even have the chance to indulge in a few selections off the Yachtsman Steakhouse menu. What’s not to like!

8. Mizner’s Lounge

Past the Big Band act on the second floor of the Grand Floridian resort lies Mizner’s Lounge. A great place to grab a drink and stare out over the Seven Seas Lagoon as you admire Cinderella’s Castle from afar. Exceptional staff make you feel right at home in this small lounge packed with regal yet subtle charm.

9. Rose and Crown

The party never stops at the Rose and Crown Pub in the U.K. pavilion at EPCOT. For many it is a requirement to pop in on all their Disney trips (at least for me it is). No bar stools here so waddle up to the countertop and prepare to make friends with your fellow guests. Snag a table if you can or simply stand and admire the awesome pub while the great piano players play in the background.

The beautiful view at Dockside Margaritas.
The beautiful view at Dockside Margaritas.

10. Dockside Margaritas

Probably the most underrated bar in my opinion and one of the best views of any place in Disney World is Dockside Margaritas at the Marketplace in Disney Springs. Admire the water and you might even be able to beat the heat when a breeze picks up. Smooth musicians provide a serene atmosphere while creative margaritas will help whet your whistle.

So there you have it. My top ten favorite bars in Disney World. Like I said before no Cava De Tequila because while they have a few tables it’s not the best hang out spot. More grab and go but, who knows maybe we’ll have a top ten grab and go locations blog soon. 😉

Did I miss your favorite spot? If so let me know what it is and why you love it so!

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