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Old 08-16-2013, 06:52 AM   #16
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Mine are:

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%)
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I've eaten at 1 out of 3 dinner show restaurants at Walt Disney World (33%)

Here's my list!

    • Flame Tree BBQ
    • Pizzafari
    • Rainforest Cafe
    • Restaurantosaurus
    • Tusker House
    • Yak & Yeti Counter Service
    • Yak & Yeti

  • Disney's Hollywood Studios
    • '50s Prime Time Cafe
    • ABC Commissary
    • Backlot Express
    • Brown Derby
    • Catalina Eddie's
    • Fairfax Fare
    • Hollywood & Vine
    • Mama Melrose's
    • Min & Bill's Dockside Diner
    • Rosie's All-American Cafe
    • Sci-Fi Dine-In
    • Starring Rolls Cafe
    • Studio Catering Company
    • Toluca Legs Turkey Company
    • Toy Story Pizza Planet

  • Epcot
    • Coral Reef (Living Seas)
    • Electric Umbrella
    • Fountainview (Starbucks)
    • Garden Grill (The Land)
    • Sunshine Seasons (The Land)
    • Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (Norway)
    • Biergarten (Germany)
    • Boulangerie Patisserie (France)
    • Chefs de France (France)
    • Fife & Drum (American Adventure)
    • Illuminations Sparkling Dessert Party
    • Katsura Grill (Japan)
    • Kringla Bakeri og Cafe (Norway)
    • La Cantina de San Angel (Mexico)
    • La Hacienda de San Angel (Mexico)
    • Le Cellier (Canada)
    • Liberty Inn (American Adventure)
    • Lotus Blossom Cafe (China)
    • Monsieur Paul (France)
    • Nine Dragons (China)
    • Restaurant Marrakesh (Morocco)
    • Rose and Crown (United Kingdom)
    • San Angel Inn (Mexico)
    • Sommerfest (Germany)
    • Spice Road (Morocco)
    • Tangierine Cafe (Morocco)
    • Teppan Edo (Japan)
    • Tokyo Dining (Japan)
    • Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar (Italy)
    • Tutto Italia (Italy)
    • Via Napoli (Italy)
    • Yorkshire County Fish Shop (United Kingdom)

  • Epcot Food & Wine Festival
    • Argentina
    • Australia
    • Belgium
    • Brewer's Collection
    • Canada
    • Caribbean Islands
    • Cheese
    • China
    • Craft Beers
    • Desserts & Champagne
    • Florida
    • France
    • Germany
    • Greece
    • Hawaii
    • Hops & Barley
    • Ireland
    • Italy
    • Japan
    • Mexico
    • Morocco
    • New Zealand
    • Poland
    • Party for the Senses
    • Scandinavia
    • Singapore
    • South Africa
    • South Korea
    • Terra

  • Epcot Food & Garden Festival
    • Buttercup Cottage
    • Fleur De lys
    • Florida Fresh
    • Hanami
    • Intermissions Cafe
    • Jardin De Fiestas
    • Lotus House
    • Pineapple Promenade
    • Primavera Kitchen
    • The Smokehouse
    • Taste of Marrakesh
    • Urban Farm Eats

  • Magic Kingdom
    • Be Our Guest Lunch (Fantasyland)
    • Be Our Guest Dinner (Fantasyland)
    • Casey's Corner (Main Street USA)
    • Cinderella's Royal Table (Fantasyland)
    • Columbia Harbour House (Liberty Square)
    • Cosmic Ray's (Tomorrowland)
    • The Crystal Palace (Adventureland)
    • Diamond Horseshoe Review (Frontierland)
    • The Friar's Nook (Fantasyland)
    • Gaston's Tavern (Fantasyland)
    • Golden Oak Outpost (Frontierland)
    • Liberty Tree Tavern (Liberty Square)
    • The Lunching Pad (Tomorrowland)
    • Main Street Bakery (Starbucks)
    • Pecos Bill's (Frontierland)
    • Pinnochio Village Haus (Fantasyland)
    • The Plaza Restaurant (Main Street USA)
    • Sleepy Hollow
    • Tomorrowland Terrace (Tomorrowland)
    • Tomorrowland Terrace Wishes Dessert Party (Tomorrowland)
    • Tony's Town Square (Main Street USA)
    • Tortuga Tavern (Adventureland)
    • Frontierland Turkey Leg Cart
Water Parks
  • Blizzard Beach
    • Avalunch
    • The Cooling Hut
    • Lottawatta Lodge
    • The Warming Hut

  • Typhoon Lagoon
    • Leaning Palms
    • Lowtide Lou's
    • Surf Doggies
    • Typhoon Tilly's
Downtown Disney
  • Marketplace
    • babycakesNYC
    • Bodie's All American
    • Earl of Sandwich
    • Fulton's Crab House
    • Ghirardelli's
    • Marketplace Snacks
    • Pollo Campero
    • Rainforest Cafe
    • T-Rex
    • Wolfgang Puck Express

  • Pleasure Island
    • Cooke's of Dublin
    • Paradiso 37
    • Planet Hollywood
    • Portobello
    • Raglan Road

  • West Side
    • AMC 24 Pleasure Island Dining
    • Bongo's Cuban Cafe
    • Crossroads at House of Blues
    • Crossroads at House of Blues Sunday Brunch
    • Foodquest
    • Splitsville
    • Smokehouse at House of Blues
    • Wolfgang Puck Grand Cafe
    • The Dining Room at Wolfgang Puck Grand Cafe
    • Wolfgang Puck Express

  • West Side Food Trucks
    • Fantasy Fare truck
    • Namaste Cafe truck
    • Superstar Catering truck
    • World Showcase of Flavors truck
Wide World of Sports
    • ESPN Grill
  • All Star Movies
    • World Premiere

  • All Star Music
    • Intermission

  • All Star Sports
    • End Zone

  • Animal Kingdom Lodge
    • Boma Flavors of Africa
    • Jiko – The Cooking Place
    • The Mara
    • Sanaa

  • Art of Animation
    • Landscapes of Flavors

  • Beach Club
    • Beach Club Marketplace
    • Beaches and Cream
    • Cape May Cafe
    • Hurricane Hanna's

  • Boardwalk
    • Big River Grille & Brewing Works
    • Boardwalk Bakery
    • Boardwalk Pizza Window
    • ESPN Club
    • Flying Fish
    • Kouzzina

  • Caribbean Beach
    • Old Port Royale
    • Shutters

  • Contemporary
    • California Grill
    • Chef Mickey's
    • Contempo Cafe
    • The Wave
    • Top of the World Lounge

  • Coronado Springs
    • Cafe Rix
    • Laguna Bar
    • Maya Grill
    • Pepper Market
    • Siesta's

  • Walt Disney World Dolphin
    • Cabana Bar and Beach Club
    • The Fountain
    • Fresh Mediterranean Market
    • Picabu Buffeteria
    • Shula's Steakhouse
    • Todd English's bluezoo

  • Fort Wilderness
    • Crockett's Tavern
    • Hoop Dee Doo Musical Review
    • Meadows Snack Bar
    • Mickey's Backyard BBQ
    • Trail's End Restaurant

  • Grand Floridian Resort and Spa
    • 1900 Park Fare
    • Citrico's
    • Garden View Lounge Afternoon Tea
    • Gasparilla Island Grill
    • Grand Floridian Cafe
    • Mizner's Lounge
    • My Disney Girl's Perfectly Princess Tea
    • Narcoossee's
    • Pool Bar
    • Victoria and Albert's

  • Old Key West
    • Goods to Go
    • Olivia's
    • Turtle Shack

  • Polynesian
    • Captain Cook's Snack Company
    • Kona Cafe
    • Kona Island Sushi Counter
    • 'Ohana
    • Spirit of Aloha Polynesian Luau
    • TambuLounge

  • Pop Century
    • Everything Pop

  • Port Orleans
    • Boatwright's
    • Riverside Mill Food Court
    • Sassagoula Flotworks & Food Factory

  • Saratoga Springs
    • Artist's Palette
    • Grandstand Pool Bar
    • Paddock Pool Grill
    • Turf Club

  • Walt Disney World Swan
    • Garden Grove Cafe
    • Il Mulino New York Trattoria
    • Kimonos Sushi Bar
    • Splash Grill

  • Wilderness Lodge
    • Artist Point
    • Roaring Fork
    • Territory Lounge
    • Whispering Canyon

  • Yacht Club
    • Captain's Grille
    • Crew's Cup Lounge
    • Yachtsman Steakhouse
The DVC/Timeshare Advantage
    • Cooked a quick in-room meal
    • Cooked a full sit-down meal in the villa
    • Cooked a meal using a resort BBQ grill

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Old 08-16-2013, 08:52 AM   #17
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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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Old 08-16-2013, 09:27 AM   #18
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The Bellevue Lounge at the Boardwalk is one of our favorites. We usually go there for a nightcap out on the patio.
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Old 08-16-2013, 09:35 AM   #19
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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...
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Old 08-16-2013, 09:47 AM   #20
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[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.
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Old 08-16-2013, 10:44 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by cdtommie View Post
We pretty much like all Disney drinking locales...with a preference towards the deluxe hotel bars.

Some of our favorites are the Blue Zoo lounge at Swan, Il Mulino bar at Dolphin, Crew's Cup at Beach & Yacht Club, Mizner's at the GF, Raglan Road at DTD (RR: more party due to live music at night).

Tambu at the Poly and The Wave at Contemporary are nice too. As are Victoria Falls at AK and Territory Lounge at WL.

In the parks Dawa Bar at AK, Cava at Epcot and Tune-In at DHS (this place can be a zoo due to people waiting for 50's Prime Time seating). The Rose & Crown at Epcot is very popular but the beer selection ain't so good - just a bunch of euro macros.
This is an awsome list. I'd only add that Kimonos in the swan, is also excellent and the karaoke can be very entertaining.
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Old 08-16-2013, 12:17 PM   #22
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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

Raglan Road
Stone Crab lounge - Fultons

So many bars - so little time!
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Old 08-16-2013, 01:50 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by BGK View Post
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.
This is too funny, it sounds exactly like DH and I. We will often hit MK at rope drop and ride literally everything in the park by 2 PM. We then jump the monorail and take about a 2 hour afternoon break at Tambu Lounge before everything goes insane for 'Ohana.

Our other two favorites are Victoria Falls at AK and Le Cava in Epcot.
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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.
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Old 08-16-2013, 02:09 PM   #25
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In park, I love La Cava de Tequila, Tutto Gusto, Rose & Crown Pub, and the outdoor Dawa Bar at AK.
Forgot about those 3.

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.
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Old 08-18-2013, 10:03 AM   #26
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This has become one of my favorite threads! I didn't even know half of these places existed! So, THANK YOU!

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Old 08-18-2013, 02:57 PM   #27
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Belle Vue lounge and TOTW are two favorites. Looking forward to trying Tutto Gusto and La Cava!
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Old 08-18-2013, 03:56 PM   #28
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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.

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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!!!
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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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