Let’s face it. Sometimes a Disney vacation can be absolutely exhausting! That’s why we like to seek out bars and lounges in which we can share fun with family and friends or relax while enjoying good food and special beverages.
A while back, we took a look at our Top 10 Disney World Bars and Lounges, and now it’s time to take a peek at our favorites in the Disneyland Parks and Resorts!
Here are our picks for Top Six Disneyland bars and lounges — a list that includes a little help from our Facebook Friends! Thanks for your input!
Ready to jump in? Here’s our favorite place to while away some time at the Disneyland Resort…
Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar
Trader Sam’s should be your first choice for chilling out in Disneyland!
This is due to some great bartenders, unique drinks (often served in souvenir glasses), good food, and, of course, the interactive activities here. (Careful not to sit on the sinking bar stools!)
This place is an awesome tropical retreat located at the Disneyland Hotel. Check out our Trader Sam’s Review here!
While there is indoor and outdoor seating, all of the action is inside where there is limited seating (about 50 spots); so get here early as evenings may be quite crowded.
Located in Disney California Adventure, the Cove Bar (not to be mistaken for Cove Cafe on the Disney Cruise Ships or the Cove Bar at Disney World’s Contemporary Resort…) is your place to escape the long lines and hot sun while enjoying great water-side views.
Leave the thrills behind and savor specialty drinks and craft beers. The Raspberry Rain is a memorable choice! Look for an attractive menu offering my favorite, Buffalo Wings, and Lobster Nachos.
Make the Hearthstone Lounge in the Grand Californian Resort a must-do in Disneyland.
Whether you are looking for some quiet alone time or bringing along friends, this cozy fireside lounge has a lodge theme and soaring ceilings that immediately relax you. And that’s before your first drink order!
Take a seat at the bar, on a cozy sofa, or at a table. You may even be up for a game of chess!
In the morning, the Hearthstone Lounge offers a continental breakfast. Later in the day, the lounge serves appetizers. Try a flatbread for a light lunch!
Napa Rose Lounge
Stop here for the relaxing atmosphere inside the Grand Californian Resort’s Napa Rose Restaurant. It’s a great place to enjoy food from the popular and award-winning restaurant, but in a more casual environment.
The lounge serves appetizers, salad, soup, pizzettas (get the one with the red grapes!), made-to-order starters, and delicious desserts. Sit back in a comfortable chair and converse with friends or head out to the outdoor, fire pit seating area for extra warmth!
Al Fresco Lounge
Want a break while in Disney California Adventure? Stop by the Wine Country Trattoria‘s second floor lounge, which overlooks Paradise Pier from the outdoor deck.
In this out-of-the-way spot, there’s a menu of delicious appetizers and some fantastic California wines.
Al Fresco is off-the-beaten path and allows you an in-park escape where you can enjoy a round of beers, a wine flight, or specialty cocktails.
Carthay Circle Lounge
Nestled on the welcoming first floor of this new restaurant, Carthay Circle Lounge is a luxurious place to unwind…and of course, indulge! And if you’re feeling hungry, there are food offerings for a quick meal!
Expert mixologists create dazzling cocktails, and serve up craft beer and wine!
Don’t forget to stop in here to get the same menu of eats that is found in the exclusive 1901 Lounge!
Of course, there are plenty more fantastic bars and lounges in Disneyland and DCA; we just wanted to share a few of our favorites!
Did we miss your favorite hang-out at a Disneyland bar or lounge? Chime in and let us know what you love!