News: Disney World Yacht Club Resort Ale & Compass Restaurant and Ale & Compass Lounge Opening in October

Do you remember our recent trip to the new Market at Ale & Compass Counter Service and grab-and-go location in Disney’s Yacht Club Resort?

The Market at Ale & Compass

The Market at Ale & Compass

Well, that isn’t the only change we can expect in regards to dining at the Yacht Club! First: you may already be aware that Captain’s Grille is currently closed for a refurbishment.

But it seems that the changes will result in much more than your typical refurb. The Grille will reopen with a whole new feel AND a new name! Look for the re-imagined Ale & Compass Restaurant (part of the overall Ale & Compass concept) to present a “gastropub ambience” and offer “New England-inspired comfort food” for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.



The atmosphere will also feature an on-stage hearth oven in a room reminiscent of a lighthouse. And it has already been verified that the updated spot will operate as a Table Service restaurant on the Disney Dining Plan.

But, wait… there’s more! The Ale & Compass lobby lounge will also undergo a transformation of its own with a new interior and expanded seating for 58 guests. Classic cocktails and small bites will be featured on the updated menu.



Look for the new Ale & Compass concepts to open in October!

What do you think of the updates coming to Yacht Club dining? Please let us know with a comment!


  1. Sarah says

    I’m nervous! The Captain’s Grille was a family favorite here for excellent food and a low-key atmosphere. I hope we don’t lose those great traits!

  2. Kat t says

    When is the new restaurant scheduled to open? Will they have a breakfast buffet? Loved it at the Captains grille.

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