What? ANOTHER new Hollywood Studios main drag? Welcome GRAND AVENUE!!
We have LOTS to look forward to at Hollywood Studios, with Toy Story Land opening in 2018 and Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge (that’s the official name for Star Wars Land!) in 2019. But let’s face it… we’ve got some time to wait for those big, new adventures at the moment.
So it may be good to know that we have something new to look forward to much closer on the horizon: this fall, the new Grand Avenue area — celebrating “the spirit of present-day Downtown Los Angeles” — is coming to Hollywood Studios!
The area (essentially what remains of the former Streets of America) will showcase vintage office buildings and warehouses in representation of different parts of LA. And the new BaseLine Tap House will be a big part of the scene!
Featuring ales, lagers, and cider from California (along with California wines on tap), BaseLine Tap House will be housed in a brick building that pays homage “to the building’s former life as the Figueroa Printing Company, a mom-and-pop print house that had ties to the Disney studios in nearby Burbank.” Look for vintage printing equipment and exposed walls to make up the atmosphere inside, while a shaded terrace will offer outdoor seating.
Along with the California specialties listed above, cocktails and small bites will also round out the menu. Tapas will include a Bavarian pretzel with mustard and beer-cheese fondue, a charcuterie board with California cheeses, and spiced almonds…
… which, if you recall, sounds suspiciously like what Writer’s Stop served in its final days when it ran as a defacto lounge easily accessible for guests awaiting their Advance Dining Reservations at Sci-Fi Dine-In Restaurant.
Does Hollywood Studios need another bar?
Well, with Brown Derby Lounge, Tune-In Lounge, and pop-up bars all around the park, like, all the time…probably not. But currently that area of the park offers Mama Melrose and Sci-Fi Dine-In — both table service spots that really do require a reservation. While Pizzerizzo is back there, its menu is painfully limited, so if you’re visiting with an adult group or would prefer something other than bad pizza, it will be nice to have options in that area of the park.
While an opening date has yet to be announced, we DO know the space will open at 11:00 am daily once in operation.
So get ready to raise a glass — and enjoy a little bit of the west coast out east — on Grand Avenue when the BaseLine Tap House opens this fall!
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