Tuesday, November 21, 2017 Edition: U.S. & World | Regional

Drinking Your Way Around Walt Disney World

Disney may be what childhood dreams are made of, but Disney World is just as fun for adults as it is for kids. In fact, you might have even more fun when you visit the wonderful world of Disney as a grown-up! Why? Because drinking your way through the Disney attractions is a ton of fun. If you love the Mouse and you love beer, you’ll be sure to have an amazing time drinking Disney! From elaborate food festivals to budget-friendly bar crawls, here are the best ways to drink at Disney World.
 

Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

This is a fantastic event for the foodies in the audience! Whether you go for the drinks or the eats, you definitely won’t be disappointed. Each year, dozens of food booths are set up around the World Showcase Lagoon in Epcot.

If you participate in this event, you’ll get a passport with a list of the many booths by country. Visit and get your passport “stamped” by the vendors! You’ll have the chance to try a wide variety of dishes and drinks, and you can even meet a few celebrity chefs.

As you work your way through the various “countries,” you’ll get to taste the alcoholic beverages that hail from each region. Try a spicy apple margarita in Mexico, or sip a Moroccan sangria. If you’re brave, try the very weird swine brine concoction. Don’t forget a pineapple DOLE whip ice cream with rum! And of course, you can’t miss the very popular Hops and Barley booth.
 
Epcot International Food And Wine Festival
Drinking Downtown Disney

You don’t even have to go inside a Disney park to drink at Disney! Downtown Disney is a great place to go drinking before and after your Disney theme park adventures. There are several great drinking spots downtown!

Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant is a classic Irish pub. Of course, it has a Disney-esque touch of kitsch that makes it extra fun and colorful! This is a fun place to grab a drink with friends while enjoying live Irish music and good pub food. Try some an Irish whiskey cocktail or stick with good, old-fashioned Guinness.
 
Raglan Road Irish Pub
If you want some Latin vibes, you can opt for Bongos Cuban Café. This place feels like you’ve been transported to a Havana night club. Grab some delicious Cuban grub and relax with a great cocktail or a glass of wine. If you come on a Friday or Saturday, you can dance the night away to live Latin music.
 
Bongos Cuban Café
If you love that Latin American feel, you’ll enjoy an evening at Paradiso 37. Here, you’ll get options from North, Central and South America. The favorite drink at Paradiso 37 is tequila. However, you can find an extensive international wine list at this bar, so be sure to take the time to size up your options!
 
Paradiso 37
For a casual drink, it’s great to chill out at House of Blues. This bar has a Mississippi vibe and a great happy hour. Down champagne, wine, beer, or just about any drink you can dream up.
 
House Of Blues
Although there’s nothing very extraordinary about Portobello in Downtown Disney, it’s a nice place to go for a relaxing dinner and drink. This is a good stop if you want a nice atmosphere without all the hoopla.
 
Terralina Crafted Italian
Drinking Around the World at Epcot

Epcot is an extraordinary international experience full of fun and excitement! Even if you’re not a kid, you can still experience the wonder of Epcot’s magical world. In fact, as an adult, you can have an even bigger experience. Get a taste of culture when you drink around the world at Epcot!

There are 11 countries in the World Showcase section of the park, and each presents a fresh opportunity for drinking:

  • In Mexico, get a Dos Equis Lager Draft from La Cava del Tequila.
  • In Norway, get a Viking coffee from Kringla Bakeri.
  • In China, get a Tsingtao Beer from the Joy of Tea.
  • In Germany, go crazy with a Schofferhofer Pink Grapefruit Hefeweizen from Bierarten Restaurant.
  • In Italy, get a Frizzante Cocktail from Via Napoli.
  • In the U.S.A., get a frozen lemonade spiked with whiskey.
  • In Japan, try Sake at Katsura Grill.
  • In Morocco, grab a Spice Road Signature Sangria at the Spice Road Table.
  • In France, get fancy with a Grand Mariner and Grey Goose Orange Slush cocktail.
  • In the United Kingdom, down a Welsh Dragon in the Rose & Crown.
  • In Canada, seek out the Popcorn in Canada food cart and get a Torontopolitan…. Eh?

Epcot Drinks
Monorail Pub Crawl

The Disney monorail isn’t just an easy mode of transportation around the Disney resorts in Florida. It’s also a great way to go drinking through the resorts! Hop aboard and let the monorail deliver you to all of the best drinking spots near the Disney parks.

First stop: Disney’s Contemporary Resort! The coolest part of this resort is that the monorail literally runs through the building. The second coolest thing about it is that it features three places you get a drink.
 
Disney Monorail Contemporary Resort
Stop at the California Grill Lounge for good views and great drinks. Time it right, and you can even watch the Disney fireworks show from here! Next, hit Outer Rim for a blue glow-tini and the Wave Lounge for some awesome specialty cocktails.

The next stop on your monorail pub crawl is Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. You’ll feel like you’ve been dropped on a Hawaiian Island when you come here! Enjoy the fun and festive Tambu Lounge, where you can drink out of a pineapple. Or, go to Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto for a tiki touch.

If you’re looking for something more classy and pricey, try the luxurious Mizner Lounge. You’ll find this place at your next stop, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. Unwind with some live jazz music while sipping a signature Mizner Cooler.
 
Monorail Pub Crawl
Taste the fun when visit Disney World! Whether you’re a wine lover or a beer person, you’ll sure to have fun trying new drinks and experiencing Disney in a new way.
 

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