Unlike at Universal Orlando Resort, alcohol wasn’t originally part of the plan at Walt Disney World. Epcot has become a place to imbibe, especially for those looking to “drink around the world,” but the Magic Kingdom only recently started serving booze.
But they’re far from the only places to drink! Don’t forget about the many places in Disney Springs and the Disney resorts. This guide only includes locations I’ve visited so it’s far from exhaustive.
For more suggestions, visit the 18 Must-Visit Bars At Disney World on Park Savers and Top 10 Disney World Bars and Lounges on Disney Food Blog.
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Where to Drink at Disney Resorts
Enchanted Rose, Grand Floridian Resort
Located on the second level of the Grand Floridian Resort, the Enchanted Rose is inspired by the movie Beauty and the Beast. It contains multiple rooms with details connected to the film.
The bar centers around a stunning chandelier and a lit display of top-shelf liquors and wines. Here guests can enjoy martinis made with English Breakfast tea or pink peppercorns.
For those with more traditional palates, the lounge also has the finest champagne, rye whiskey, and craft beer. There’s also coffee and tea.
Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto, Polynesian Resort
Disney’s Polynesian Resort is home to the beloved Trader Sam’s, a tiki bar based on the original at Disneyland. It’s a popular spot for visitors but fills up quickly, especially on weekends. It doesn’t open until 3 but the virtual line starts earlier.
But those in search of something tropical and delicious can still imbibe. Head upstairs to the Tambu Lounge, a bar that overlooks the lobby. It has a wide menu of bites and cocktails like the classic mai tai and pina colada. The outside bar next to Trader Sam’s also has the same menu.
If you aren’t into cocktails, the bar also serves craft beer from Hawaii and beyond along with wine and non-alcoholic libations.
Where to Drink at Disney Springs
The Edison is one of the most sought-after restaurants at Disney Springs for its live entertainment including aerial acrobatics and live music. The decor is steampunk industrial, inspired by an old factory.
The restaurant has favorites like burgers along with blackened mahi mahi and candied bacon. But it’s the drinks that are popular, especially during their happy hour.
Enjoy classic cocktails like a French 75 or Sazerac or one of The Edison’s unique creations. They include a Manhattan made with the restaurant’s signature whiskey. There’s also craft beer and wine by the glass.
The self-described “speakeasy” is located beneath an Italian restaurant called Maria and Enzo’s. Enzo’s Hideaway is accessible via a set of stairs that runs next to a bridge.
Here you’ll find cozy booths and a long bar. Italian servers create favorite drinks like the Aperol spritz. It also has the largest selection of rum and scotch at Disney Springs.
If you’re hungry, the bar has many of the same dishes as upstairs like pasta and salmon. It’s the perfect spot to grab a drink while waiting for a table.
Operated by Spanish celebrity chef Jose Andres, Jaleo is just one of his many locations across the country. What all have is incredible tapas and dishes like paella and tortilla espanola.
Another carryover from his other restaurants is a margarita made with salt foam. It’s lighter than air and easier to drink than a traditional margarita.
But that’s not all. Guests can also sip on gin and tonics, sangria, Spanish wine, beer, and vermouth.
Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar
Inspired by a character from the Indiana Jones franchise, Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar is probably one of the most sought-after bar at Disney Springs.
The interior resembles something out of the films with maps and artifacts covering the walls. There are only a few tables and seats at the bar so put your name in early. Alternatively, sit on the patio or the boat.
The menu has a little bit of everything, named for other characters from the films, like the pisco sour, Singapore Sling, and mojito. There’s also daily happy hour and appetizers.
If you want to experience the energy of being in a real Irish pub, look no further than Raglan Road. The sprawling bar is always busy starting at brunch and continuing late into the night.
The longtime favorite has live music and performances, pub food like bangers and mash, and patio seating. There’s a quick service option next door if you’re in a rush.
Guests can sip on the perfectly poured pints from Guinness, Harp, and Kilkenny along with whiskey flights and cocktails and bottles of wine.
Wine Bar George
If you want a glass of wine, Wine Bar George is an essential stop. It’s the only wine bar led by a Master Sommelier so you can be sure that every bottle is carefully selected.
There’s wine on tap and from the bottle, sourced from all over the world, including obscure labels. There are also cocktails (including a boozy Dole Whip!), craft beer, and top-shelf spirits.
Many people come for the drinks, but the bar also has a great food menu of shareable plates. They even make picnic baskets to enjoy on the go. You can also take your drinks and walk around with them.
Where to Drink at Epcot
L’Artisan des Glaces
Epcot is known for its abundant places to drink. Upon entering France, the drink options are suddenly much more upscale, including champagne.
The L’Artisan des Glaces kiosk sells the Grey Goose and Grand Marnier slushies for $10.75 in a plastic stem glass. It’s not a cheap drink but hits the spot on those hot Florida days.
They offer different flavor offerings during events like cranberry or orange options at this stall and others. The same stall also sells hot pastries.
La Cava de Tequila
La Cava de Tequila at Epcot is easily the best cocktail bar in the park. Located inside the pyramid in the Mexico pavilion, the tiny space can have a long wait just to get the sought-after tequila and mezcal drinks.
The expert bartenders can recommend the perfect drink for you from the traditional margarita to the Mexican Mule (pictured), the spicy El Diablo, and the avocado margarita, a crowd favorite.
Actor Neil Patrick Harris even has his own drink on the menu. Expect each to cost upwards of $15. You can get a margarita elsewhere, but these are the best. Also inside the pyramid is San Angel Inn, an incredible Mexican restaurant.
Rose and Crown Pub
The Rose and Crown Pub in the United Kingdom area feels just like what you’d find abroad with a long wooden bar and plentiful taps. Sip on pints of beer from Guinness, Newcastle, and Bass.
They also have mixed beers like the Bumblebee, a mix of Boddington’s and Guinness, for $10, my drink of choice. If that’s not enough, order a Pimm’s Cup to enjoy on the patio.
The pub also has a dining room with traditional food like fish and chips, bangers and mash, and Scotch eggs. There’s also a quick-service booth for drinks on the go.
Where to Drink at Hollywood Studios
BaseLine Tap House
Visitors to Hollywood Studios tend to seek out the themed bars but BaseLine Tap House is a good alternative. Inspired by California, the taproom has over a dozen craft beer taps.
Selections include pints from Stone, Sierra Nevada, and Ballast Point along with hard cider, cocktails, and wine on tap. There’s a full list of spirits as well.
Grab a pint and a snack while you wait for your FastPass time. The food menu has charcuterie and pretzels.
One of the most sought-after experiences at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is a trip to Oga’s Cantina. Inspired by the intergalactic crowd from the films, there’s incredible attention to detail in every element.
Reservations are highly suggested but it is possible to walk up and get a spot. Guests are brought to an assigned spot, either standing or sitting, and are not allowed to walk around. There’s also a 30-minute maximum.
The menu includes funky drinks with optional souvenir glasses. There’s non-alcoholic and alcoholic cocktails, beer, cider, wine, and snacks.
Where to Drink at Animal Kingdom
Tiffin’s Restaurant and Nomad Lounge
Tiffin’s Restaurant is not only one of the best restaurants at Animal Kingdom but also in Walt Disney World overall. But it will definitely cost you. The drink menu is fantastic, with bright flavors. If you don’t want to spend as much, you can enjoy the same menu for drinks at Nomad Lounge, which overlooks the water.
You are sadly missing some of the most notable bars at Disney World. Nomad Lounge at Animal Kingdom is easily one of the best bars in the country. Jaleo at Disney Springs. Dahlia Lounge at Gran Destino Tower. The Wave bar in the Contemporary. And of course, Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto at the Polynesian (though a case could be made for Tambu Lounge there as well.) I’d also suggest the lounge at Sanaa
Caroline Eubanks says
As I mentioned at the beginning, I’ve only included ones I’ve been to. I did include Jaleo. Trader Sam’s is currently closed. But I’ll keep the others in mind for future trips.