The Best Bar Crawls of Walt Disney World
For those of you that think Disney is just for kids, did you know there are BAR CRAWLS? Definitely not for kids at all! So are you planning an adult trip? Maybe a Girls Trip or a Guys Trip or a Date Trip? Or you’re just a poor, childless, millennial? This post is for you! Here are some of the best Bar Crawls that Walt Disney World has to offer!!
The Monorail Bar Crawl
The most well-known of all the Bar Crawls is by far the Monorail Bar Crawl. It is just as it sounds: you take the monorail to the monorail resorts and stop at the bars in each resort. This became so popular it once became a hard ticket event! My best advice is to start at the Contemporary!
The contemporary – Steakhouse 71 lounge
This brand new lounge, on the ground floor of the Contemporary, is amazing, and, for a bonus, grab a lunch or dinner reservation before you start your bar crawl!!
If you can’t score a reservation at the main restaurant, the lounge does have some great food options, including crab cakes, a burger, and more! Steakhouse 71 itself celebrates the history of Walt Disney World, and the Lounge celebrates Walt and Lillian, 70s culture, and 70s vibes! Hang out on the comfy furniture, as you sip on the SHAREABLE tequila sunrise cocktail!
the contemporary – outer rim
On your way to the monorail, make a stop at Outer Rim, and take in the great view of the Magic Kingdom! Also offering tons of comfortable seating, imbibe on wine, beer, mocktails, and cocktails, including Watermelon Margarita, Antioxidant Lemonade, Pina Colava, and MORE! Now, hop on the monorail and head to your next stop!
The Grand Floridian – Enchanted Rose
Sure, the Polynesian is the next stop on the monorail, but I like to end my night there, so next we head to the Grand Floridian, to the Enchanted Rose. Themed after Beauty and the Beast, food is served from 5-10, including truffle fries and crab mac and cheese. Choose from beer, wine, and A LOT of cocktails.
Have yourself a Seasonal Old Fashioned: Widow Jane 10yr Straight Bourbon Whiskey, House-made Seasonal Syrup, and Bitters. Yes. Please. You can also get one of several different martinis, a personal favorite of mine.
Now, you can either hop back on the monorail and go all the way around until you get back to the Polynesian, OR you could just walk. HEAD to Tambu Lounge, on the second floor, next to ‘Ohana. Grab a snack and a drink, but not too fancy, because this is NOT the main draw at the Polynesian!
trader sam’s grog grotto
Head down to Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto, and enjoy the AMAZING drinks, booze and no-booze, that Sam has to offer. It is not only a bar, but, in true Disney fashion, it is an EXPERIENCE! It does tend to get quite busy, though, so in that case, the same drinks are available at the Tiki Terrace! So grab your Lapu Lapu and head out to the beach, where you can catch the Magic Kingdom fireworks and the Electric Water Pageant!
So grab your Lapu Lapu and head out to the beach, where you can catch the Magic Kingdom fireworks and the Electric Water Pageant!
Bay Lake Bar Crawl
You may have noticed there are two more Resorts in the Magic Kingdom area, but they are not on the Monorail Line. Welcome to the Bay Lake Bar Crawl! This can be done on its own or as a straight up addition to the Monorail crawl! First, we head to the Wilderness Lodge!
wilderness lodge – territory lounge
Wilderness Lodge has a two-for-one in the Lounge/Bar department, but you’ll first want to head inside to the Territory Lounge. The lounge does offer small plates (granny smith apple pie a la mode!) and mocktails, in addition to beer, wine, bourbon, and a massive selection of cocktails! Might I suggest the Blood Orange Margarita?
Head out toward the pool and stop at Geyser Point Bar and Grill! In addition to beer, wine, and cocktails, this Quick Service location is PERFECT to eat a delicious meal and soak up some of that alcohol, especially if you are pairing the Bay Lake Bar Crawl with the Monorail Bar Crawl!
Fort Wilderness Campgrounds – crockett’s tavern
At the campgrounds, you want to head to the rustic Crockett’s Tavern! Have the nachos!! Then wash those nachos, or maybe the chicken wings, down with a Moonshine Margarita!!
The Skyliner Bar Crawl
The Skyliner Bar Crawl is meh, if you ask me. I’d rather just ride the Skyliner and enjoy the view. But should you choose to do the Skyliner Crawl, here are some tips for you!
STRATEGY 1: start at EPCOT (may the odds be ever in your favor) and head to the Riviera, then Caribbean Beach, followed by Art of Animation and Pop, then you can either end there or head to Hollywood Studios. Should you end up at Hollywood Studios (have mercy on your poor liver), you can head to the great lounges there, like the Hollywood Derby Lounge, Tune-In Lounge, Oga’s Cantina, and Baseline Tap House.
STRATEGY 2: Start at Hollywood Studios, skip AoA and Pop, head to Banana Cabana, then Bar Riva, finishing up drinking around the world. DO NOT SKIP FOOD AND WATER, no matter which strategy you take!!
Bar Crawls – the Boardwalk
Don’t skip the Boardwalk! It’s scenic, peaceful, beautiful, and full of grown up fun! Start at Abracadabar and have a fabulous time!
Serving snacks from 5-9, Abracadabar is full of secrets and illusion and magic! Serving wine, champagne, beer, you’ll want to try one of the specially themed cocktails here! Just take my word for it. Take some extended time to walk around and take in the decor. It will be well worth your time!!
Kimonos-Swan/todd english’s bluezoo lounge-dolphin
Karaoke fan? Kimonos is for you! Serving Asian beers, sake, cognacs, scotch, and specialty cocktails, this place is known for its environment and Karaoke fun as much as its drinks.
After you sing your song, pop over to the Dolphin and visit Todd English’s Bluezoo Lounge, and have a burger or nachos or any number of snacks! Again, beer, wine, and cocktails!
ale & compass lounge – the Yacht club
Food, beer, wine, and specialty cocktails in this nautically themed lounge at the Yacht Club. A quiet space, too! The food is more New England-themed and offers non-alcoholic beverages, so this can also serve as an alternative lunch site for families, too.
martha’s vineyard – the beach club
Now we head to the Beach Club and Martha’s Vineyard for appetizers, mocktails, and specialty cocktails, beer, and wine. Again, a quiet, relaxing atmosphere.
Head back along the Boardwalk and head to Boardwalk Joe’s. Here, grab a nice margarita to sip while you stroll and take in the GORGEOUS scenery!!
As always, guests must be 21 to consume alcoholic beverages, with valid ID. Ready to book your adults-only trip? Contact me today!!