|08-16-2013, 05:52 AM||#16|
Ex CM & Rose & Crown 2003/4
"With hope and virtue, let us brave once more the icy currents, and endure what storms may come."
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Newport, South Wales, UK
La Hacienda de Tequila (Mexico Pavillion)
Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar in EPCOT (Italy Pavillion)
Rose & Crown in EPCOT (UK Pavillion)
Tune In Lounge in Hollywood Studios
The bar in Africa in Animal Kingdom
The bar in Polynesian
I've eaten at 106 out of 238 restaurants at Walt Disney World (45%)
I've eaten at 41 out of 85 quick service/counter service restaurants at Walt Disney World (48%)
I've eaten at 46 out of 70 table-service restaurants at Walt Disney World (66%)
I've eaten at 11 out of 18 signature restaurants at Walt Disney World (61%)
I've eaten at 1 out of 3 dinner show restaurants at Walt Disney World (33%)
Here's my list!
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|08-16-2013, 07:52 AM||#17|
Diet Coke on Ice or Else
I apparently don't do anything they want to stimulate
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Not far enough outside the Beltway
Here is my current top 10.
10. Il Mulino, Swan and Bluezoo, Dolphin (can't leave one out)
9. Gurgling Suitcase, Old Key West
8. The Wave, Contemporary
7. Raglan Road, Downtown Disney
6. Rose & Crown, Epcot
5. Sanaa, Animal Kingdom Villas
4. Territory Lounge, Wilderness Lodge
3. Tutto Gusto, Epcot
2. The Lounge at California Grill
1. La Cava del Tequila, Epcot
Tambu is not on this list. On purpose. Love the drinks but it is way too close to 'Ohana.
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|08-16-2013, 08:35 AM||#19|
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: 82W 26.5N
Dedicated boozehound (or -cat, I suppose), so there's really not many I haven't tried.
Favorite-favorite, mainly because of the cast and the people with whom I usually meet there is Mizner's. After blathering one night about my Jobim/samba fixation with the gents in the Society Orchestra, they arranged a whole Jobim set for me. They play it for me whenever I'm in Mizner's, which I think is fifteen kinds of fantastic.
bluezoo for "mixology" drinks and probably the best bar food menu.
Tutto Gusto draws me in like a magnet 'cause I have a thing for Italian wines and oddball aperitifs like cynar and Campari. I seem to spend less and less time elsewhere in EPCOT.
Rose and Crown when Carl is tending bar (the bum keeps bankers' hours, so he's increasingly hard to find), as you'll always run into someone you know there, even if it's the one time a year you see them.
Tambu Lounge is good for tiki drinks, especially around 2:00 in the afternoon when it's fairly quiet and you've bagged on the Magic Kingdom after being assaulted by thirty-six homicidal stroller pilots.
Territory Lounge as it's usually free from hubbub, and Brucie the bartender makes the most technically perfect martinis and Manhattans. She's also quite good with the inside dope, as it were. To echo what sotoalf said, she used to be at the Wave and Top of the World, so I think the Contemporary cast has a particularly good information pipeline.
I spend altogether too much time thinking on this topic...
|08-16-2013, 08:47 AM||#20|
Beerman, DVC BWV/BCV/VWL/BLT, no steak, slushies or nuggets for you!
Join Date: May 2005
Location: CT, we'll tax anything!
[QUOTE=BGK;49300565]Rose and Crown when Carl is tending bar (the bum keeps bankers' hours, so he's increasingly hard to find), as you'll always run into someone you know there, even if it's the one time a year you see them./QUOTE]
Our dear friends just checked in at Beach Club yesterday and first stop was R&C..sent us a picture with Carl and said he says hello...nothing like a tall G&T to start your vacation.
|08-16-2013, 09:44 AM||#21|
Join Date: Jul 2013
|08-16-2013, 11:17 AM||#22|
Join Date: Jul 2004
My favorites in no particular order
In the Parks
Dawa Bar - AK
Tune In Lounge - HS
Rose & Crown - WS but can get busy
At the Resorts
Crews Cup - YC
Hurricane Hanna's - BC
Bellevue - Boardwalk
Tambu Lounge - BEFORE Ohana opens
Outer Rim CR - although we haven't been since it was cut in half!
The Wave - CR
Stone Crab lounge - Fultons
So many bars - so little time!
Early 70's FL resident many visits
1996 Dixie Landings**2002 ASMu***2002 POR**2003 DVC members - BCV w/the parents**2004 Sept VWL 10th Anniversary**2004 Oct BCV with DM, DDad and First timers DB, SIL DNi's & DNe!!!
2005 May SOG - Dad's last trip - We'll miss you always and we love you!
2005 Sept BCV**2006 April BWV - got sick as dogs!!**I've stopped counting!
|08-16-2013, 12:50 PM||#23|
I ran, I hid, I laid low, and yet somehow they found me
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Crofton, MD
Our other two favorites are Victoria Falls at AK and Le Cava in Epcot.
|08-16-2013, 01:06 PM||#24|
Join Date: May 2009
Jellyrolls for a fun night out! Also, we have come to love the River Roost Lounge at the Port Orleans Riverside with the Yee-haw Bob playing piano. He is there Wed-Sat from 830 on. its a great show, very entertaining with crowd participation, it's always a fun night. Just get there before he goes on so you get a table. You can take the boat to Downtown after and finish up with a nightcap at Raglan Road before catching a bus back to your resort.
Upcoming trips: May 2014 & September 2014
Trips with kids: October 2013 (Offsite) - May 2013 (Shades of Green) - Feb 2013 (Beach Club & AKL) - Nov 2012 (POR) - Aug 2011 (Sarasota Springs) - Aug 2010 (Boardwalk) - May 2009 (POR)
20+ trips prior to kids (including Contemporary, Fort Wilderness, Caribbean Beach, Old Key West & Coronado Springs)
|08-16-2013, 01:09 PM||#25|
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Clarks Summit PA
Although, I've gone to Tutto Gusto a few times, it is filled with families and doesn't have much of a bar. Also, it is weird but the lighting is quite dim in there and when the door is opened everyone squints.
|08-18-2013, 09:03 AM||#26|
Earning My Ears
Join Date: Jan 2013
This has become one of my favorite threads! I didn't even know half of these places existed! So, THANK YOU!
|08-18-2013, 02:56 PM||#28|
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Orlando, FL
my 2 cents:
No one mentioned the bar at CA Grill! (once it reopens, of course). You have to check on the 4th (or 3rd?) floor at the check in podium, but unless it's a super busy time (holidays, etc) I've never been turned away. Doesn't seem to hurt to NOT be in t-shirt and shorts. Full menu, great wines and drinks, suburb view!
TOTW, of course, if you have access. Best view on property for sure.
RE: Tambu--other posts are spot-on....it's best early, or late. If you're into nostalgia, look for Walter or Clinta. Both have been around since the 80's and will make a number of off-menu old-school tiki drinks. Seven Seas is a WDW original, Zombie, Navy Grog, Scorpion, Original Mai Tai--
Clinta also used to work at Pleasure Island. He's got some good stories from there as well.
I'm also a fan of the bar at Narcoossee's.
|08-18-2013, 03:14 PM||#29|
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Sumner, WA USA
Since we are now empty nesters...
...my husband and I have some experience with this question!
Several posters have given great lists, and I am not sure we have any additions, but I thought I would post our favorites because if you are like me, I always tally results if I have to make choices!
We do a Monorail Drink-a-Thon as often as we can. We like to add the Wilderness Lodge (Territory Lounge) and Fort Wilderness (Crockett's), as suggested by the Monorail Drink-a-Thon passports we now get for every trip, now that we have discovered them. (Pretty inexpensive, and they are personalized for added fun!). Favorite bars on the Monorail:
* Mizner's (Grand Floridian) - when the band is playing;
* California Grill (Contemporary) bar in the evenings (we usually end here, for fireworks);
* Outer Rim (Contemporary) when it is daytime;
* Don't forget pool bars - they can be more relaxing and you are more likely to run into other fun folks.
We also do a Drink Around the World Showcase on every trip (again, with personalized passports). Our favorite stops:
* La Cava (Mexico) for margaritas - the best!!;
* Tutto Gusto Wine Bar (Italy);
* Beer in Morocco;
* Slushie in France;
* Tea drinks in China at the Tea House;
* Saki tasting in Japan (we don't really like saki, but the experience is fun!)
We LOVE Jellyrolls for a fun evening on the Boardwalk, and Belle Vue Lounge in the Boardwalk Inn for a quiet beverage. Captain's Cup in the Yacht Club is a good back-up. We have also enjoyed bluezoo, and karaoke at Kimonos.
In the parks, we ALWAYS visit Tune-In Lounge at 50's Prime Time, and Dawa Bar in AK. This coming trip, we plan to try the bar in Yak & Yeti. I haven't seen that hit this list, so am wondering if we will be disappointed...
While I like Gurgling Suitcase, I wouldn't make a special trip for the bar. Also, don't forget a quiet drink in the evening at your pool bar.
Finally, we usually have groceries delivered, with soda & lime, and bring our own gin and vodka for a balcony drink in the evening...
You are sure to have fun!!!
Proud to be a LOTW
|08-18-2013, 04:58 PM||#30|
Join Date: Jul 2010
TOWL is actually great for the view, but my experience there is not really good for an "adult" bar. (Sorry but having kids climb on the furniture and race around screaming is not the 'atmosphere' I am going for and and of all the bars it seems the most "my child can be a brat here" LOL)
Does AK still do the live music in Africa near closing? I love to get a drink at the Dawa bar and watch and listen (yes there are lots of kids, but it's a kid friendly place with places for them to run around and play without climing on the furniture or running into guests LOL!)
LaCava is great but generally packed!
I can't recall the name, but the Sushi resturant at the Swan/Doplhin complex as a very nice bar and does Il Mulino (which has one of my favorite wines by the glass!)
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