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The beer options at Walt Disney World are endless. I’m not usually one for cocktails or wine, but when it comes to beer, count me in. If you, like me, love trying new beer or enjoy sipping on a brewski at the most magical place on earth, then you really should check out the following list of the best places to get beer at Disney World. Some of the following locations I’ve tried, whereas others are on my Disney beer bucket list. Check them out!
1. Rose & Crown Pub
The Rose & Crown Pub located at the United Kingdom Pavilion in Epcot is my top beer spot. It is hands-down the best place to get a delicious pint. There are all kinds of beer options offered, including beers that are mixed together. My favorite is the Golden, half Harp and half Bass Ale. It is so delicious and refreshing. Plus, the atmosphere is great and will make you feel like you’re at an actual pub in the U.K.
Do you love German beer? Then you need to head to Sommerfest at the Germany Pavilion in Epcot. I swear, every time I pass this spot there is always a line, which speaks to how many people want a tasty beer from Germany. Sommerfest doesn’t have as big as a list as Rose & Crown, but it’s still worth your time. Oh, and if you need a snack, try the Jumbo Pretzel. It really is JUMBO!
3. BaseLine Tap House
Remember when there was the quaint Writer’s Stop located around the corner from the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant in Hollywood Studios? Well, now, there is the BaseLine Tap House that has tasty snacks and a nice size list of California beers. I recommend the Golden Road Hefeweizen. It’s really, really good. The purpose of this industrial-style tap house is to make you feel like you’re in modern-day Downton Los Angeles, but in the Grand Avenue area of Hollywood Studios. Once you sit down and immerse yourself in the atmosphere, you won’t even feel like you’re at Disney World.
4. Block & Hans
Who doesn’t love going to Epcot and “drinking around the world”? Well, with as many beer locations as Epcot has, it’s definitely possible to drink your way around the World Showcase. At The American Adventure, there is a small booth called Block & Hans right next to the Funnel Cake stand. Funnel cake and beer? Mmm. As for Block & Hans’ beer list, it’s small, but it always has great craft beer options. I’ve yet to actually purchase a beer from here, but it’s always on my radar. One day I will make it happen.
5. Dawa Bar
One of my favorite things to do when I’m at Animal Kingdom is to stop at the Dawa Bar, purchase a beer, and then sit and relax in Africa. I love being able to sip on a beer, while listening to the sounds of Africa, watching a show (who else loves the Harambe Village Acrobats?), or even just do some people-watching. The Dawa Bar, located next to Tusker House Restaurant, only offers a few select beers, but there are always good choices. When in Africa, drink a beer, right?
6. Pongu Pongu
Pongu Pongu in Pandora at Animal Kingdom is at the top of my Disney beer bucket list. There are only a couple beer options, but where else can you get a green beer (Hawkes’ Grog Ale) when it’s not St. Patrick’s Day? Disney surely never disappoints when it comes to keeping with theme — even with beer!
7. Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar
Disney Springs is so much fun. There are so many restaurants, bars, shops, and activities at the outdoor complex. Out of the huge list, you definitely need to visit Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar. First of all, the bar and lounge has a 1940s airplane hangar vibe and was inspired by Indiana Jones’ pilot, Jock Lindsey. As for the beverages, they are listed in a “Pilot’s Log Book”, which adds to the fun. Oh, and the beer selection has never disappointed. This spot is a must every time I’m visiting.
8. Thirsty River Bar & Trek Snacks
If you’re hanging out at Asia in Animal Kingdom, head straight to the Thirsty River Bar & Trek Snacks. It’s located right across from the Rivers of Light show and has quite a few tasty beer choices. FYI, beer and popcorn go great together, so you might want to grab the two (both available for purchase at the stand), before grabbing a seat for the show.
9. Choza de Margarita
People may head to the Mexico Pavilion in Epcot for the margaritas, but I go for the beer. If you like Mexican beer, then you should make your way to Choza de Margarita. It makes for a great first top into the World Showcase. Last time I visited, I picked up a Dos Equis and then went on my merry way. Of course, there are other Mexican beers offered, so you can have your pick.
10. Nomad Lounge
Finally, there is the Nomad Lounge (towards Pandora) next to Tiffins Restaurant in Animal Kingdom. I’ve been meaning to try this lounge, but, unfortunately, I haven’t found the time just yet. There is always an awesome beer list, including options you typically wouldn’t find elsewhere. As for the lounge, it looks like a relaxing place to sit back, have a snack, and sip on a beer. It’s also out of the way from the busyness of the park, and sometimes you just need a break from the crowds and lines.
Disney World and beer really go hand in hand. What’s your favorite place to get beer? Let me know in the comments!