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Old 04-04-2012, 04:33 PM   #1
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picking a resort - which has the best bar?

Hi all. In the very (very) beginning planning stages of our next trip. Just starting to think about it really.

We're the type that like to enjoy a drink or 2 after a long day of being touristy. To relax, to socialize, to enjoy. What hotel do you think has the best bar? We've stayed at Pop and like their pool bar, but depending on time of year that can get cold fast. Any suggestions ?

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Old 04-04-2012, 04:45 PM   #2
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We always get ready for dinner and then head to the bar for a drink before we go eat. It's been this way since I was little with my family and I got a wonderful Shirley Temple This past visit we stayed at the WL and the bar there was great. It was quiet and intimate (we didn't love the rooms, but good bar!). I also love AKL for a bar because it has such a wonderful selection. It's much more out in the open, but has a great feel to it. While I love the Poly bar, I don't love the crowds that come with it. From 4:30 on it's packed with people waiting for Ohana so it's not really a great place to sit and relax before your dinner.
If you're looking for a moderate I would suggest POR. That has a nice sized bar and you can take your drink outside and sit along the water. Enjoy!
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Old 04-04-2012, 05:11 PM   #3
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I agree entirely with the previous poster! For Deluxes AKL has a nice bar, and the best pool bar, by far. Also, you can take your drinks and sit outside around the firepit and talk to people. Wilderness Lodge would be my second choice. For moderates, POR is nice - sometimes they have a piano player there also. Coronado Springs has a beautiful bar - very nice couches, and amazing chandaliers. They also have a nice outdoor bar on the lake.
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Old 04-04-2012, 05:14 PM   #4
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Dolphin lobby bar is good for people watching, and stopping off at the Boardwalk for a cheeky beverage on the way back from Studios or Epcot is always needed!
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funny - i've stayed at the WL and never even noticed a bar but that was a lifetime ago.

And also funny, b/c WL was at the top of my list of places to stay. So this just bumped it up even higher.

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Old 04-04-2012, 05:34 PM   #6
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DH's favorites:

AKL for inside bar & pool bar.


He also enjoys the pool bar at CBR.
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:Boardwalk Inn has a few good places for drinks.

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You can also walk to Yacht and beach or swan and dolphin for drinks.
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We always get ready for dinner and then head to the bar for a drink before we go eat. It's been this way since I was little with my family and I got a wonderful Shirley Temple This past visit we stayed at the WL and the bar there was great. It was quiet and intimate (we didn't love the rooms, but good bar!). I also love AKL for a bar because it has such a wonderful selection. It's much more out in the open, but has a great feel to it. While I love the Poly bar, I don't love the crowds that come with it. From 4:30 on it's packed with people waiting for Ohana so it's not really a great place to sit and relax before your dinner.
If you're looking for a moderate I would suggest POR. That has a nice sized bar and you can take your drink outside and sit along the water. Enjoy!
I also loved the bar at WL for the same reason you guys mentioned. On the other hand, I didn't care for the AKL lounge because of all the noise from Boma right below it.

YChas a nice bar.
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Hi all. In the very (very) beginning planning stages of our next trip. Just starting to think about it really.

We're the type that like to enjoy a drink or 2 after a long day of being touristy. To relax, to socialize, to enjoy. What hotel do you think has the best bar? We've stayed at Pop and like their pool bar, but depending on time of year that can get cold fast. Any suggestions ?

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CSR has a nice pool bar, a nice lakeside bar, and a nice (more adult than the other mods) indoor bar.
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