Update: ON June 26th, Due to the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation banning the consumption of alcohol at bars, Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar was closed. However, the location was able to reopen on July 6th.
Since Disney Springs began its phased reopening back in May, we’ve been eating our way around the newly reopened restaurants. And Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar has now joined the list of locations that have welcomed back guests!
We’ve already had the chance to check out fan-favorite spots like Morimoto Asia, The Polite Pig, The Boathouse, and more. And with awesome theming, fun specialty drinks, and inventive appetizers, we were eager to see how Jock Lindsey’s stacks up!
Guests will find Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar in The Landing area of Disney Springs. Fans of the Indiana Jones franchise will have all kinds of fun Easter eggs to search for! Jock Lindsey is Indy’s pilot (you can spot him at the beginning of Raiders of the Lost Ark!), and he came across this waterfront spot while searching for the Fountain of Youth with Indiana himself! So, you can expect tons of nods to their travels in the decor.
We noticed a number of changes inside the restaurant to help promote social distancing. The tables in the indoor seating area were pushed closer together so one party could fit in a space that used to accommodate multiple parties.
There was an ample amount of space to maintain distance from other groups while walking through the restaurant.
There was bar seating available, but the bar stools were grouped together and spaced apart from others to allow separate parties to maintain distance. There were also signs reminding guests about the social distancing guidelines.
We also noticed arrows on the ground to show guests the correct flow of one-way traffic.
There was outdoor seating available, and the tables were spaced apart from each other.
We opted for the outdoor seating for our visit!
As with a number of other restaurants around Disney Springs, Jock Lindsey’s is offering a digital menu. They didn’t have any disposable paper menus available, so Cast Members provided guests with a QR code to scan which pulls the menu up on a smartphone.
They aren’t currently offering any new menu items, but they are offering Happy Hour specials on Monday-Friday from noon-3PM which includes appetizer, beer, wine, and cocktail specials! Since we stopped by during Happy Hour, we chose menu items that were included in the specials!
We started off with the Happy Hour Specialty Cocktail of the week — Reggie’s Revenge! This concoction is made with Florida Cane ‘Orlando Orange’ Vodka, Midori Melon Liqueur, white cranberry juice, and lime juice, and was priced at $12 for Happy Hour (outside of Happy Hour, it will run you $14)!
The drink was pretty sweet, but we enjoyed it — we especially loved the orange flavor! Here’s a look at the backside of the themed glass it was served in!
Get a closer look at this green goodness! It’s so pretty 🙂
Reggie’s Revenge 🐍 from Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar! pic.twitter.com/k7jJ4xCIq5
— AJ Wolfe (@DisneyFoodBlog) June 25, 2020
This was some seriously GOOD queso! It was a great size for sharing and the green peppers on top were absolutely delicious! Plus, the queso had a nice soft and creamy consistency that it kept even after sitting for a while. And at $8 during Happy Hour (or $12.50 outside of Happy Hour), this is definitely an appetizer we’d order again! Here’s a closer look at that cheesy goodness!
We also gave Satipo’s Empanadas a try! The app came with two crispy-fried empanadas stuffed with beef, onions, peppers, potatoes, olives, cheese, herbs, and spices and served with a side of chimichurri aïoli! The Happy Hour price for these was $7.50, but you can grab them outside of Happy Hour for $10.50.
We’d say this appetizer is a winner as well! The empanadas had a lot of flavor — they weren’t spicy, but the peppers really kicked up the taste. And the crust was perfectly crispy!
So, we were three for three as far as menu item successes!
So, is Jock Lindsey’s the right spot for you to hit in Disney Springs?
Nosh or Not
Consider dining at Jock Lindsey’s if:
- You’re a huge Indiana Jones (or Star Wars!) fan and want to soak in all of the awesome details in the decor!
- You’re more interested in appetizers and small plates rather than a large selection of entrée options.
- You’re looking for a solid drink selection that you can enjoy either outside by the water or inside amongst all of the impressive theming details!
You may want to skip Jock Lindsey’s if:
- You’re looking for a wide variety of choices on the food menu to satisfy picky eaters or cater to a variety of tastes.
- You’re super hungry and are in search of a substantial entrée to fill you up.
Despite the temporary closure, our love for Jock Lindsey’s stays strong! The level of detail in the theming creates such a unique atmosphere that’s almost worth a visit in itself! While our drink was on the sweet side, it was still enjoyable. And both of our two appetizers were home runs that we can’t wait to order again! So, while they might not have the largest selection of food options, if you’re looking for a small bite, delicious drinks, and a unique atmosphere, Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar will probably hit the spot for you too!
Have you been to Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar? Share your experience in the comments!