Chef Art Smith had somehow managed to keep the project secret and we only found out about the new outdoor walk-up bar after Disney Springs began welcoming back guests! Recently, we saw a new Shine Bar & Social neon sign get installed, and today, it looks like an ENTIRE BAR has just magically appeared!
We’ve stopped by Homecomin’ several times since its reopening for their Rise & Shine bunch and to refill our Homecomin’ squeeze bottle sippers! They’ve also begun distributing their signature moonshine cocktails in BULK to-go containers lately too!
Since we’re very familiar with the layout of this fine southern establishment, we were very surprised to see a bar had virtually sprung up overnight right next to the new sign!
For now, the new outdoor bar isn’t open and it’s only staged with a few bottles and other props, but we can tell this patio bar is going to be quite the place to BE when it officially opens!
We had the chance to sit for a spell and chat with Chef Art Smith a few weeks ago. He told us since Homecomin’ enclosed its former outdoor patio to provide additional indoor (and air-conditioned!) seating, he was eager to build a spot for guests to sit back outside and sip on some moonshine — just like you would on a traditional southern porch!
Well, it’s starting to look more and more like we’ll be doing that very soon! We’ve also been told guests will be able to order food off of Homecomin’s regular menu which is quite the boon considering how hard it can be to snag an advance dining reservation to this popular spot!
We’ll continue to monitor the progress and report back to you when it’s officially time to get your shine on!
Wanna go on an adventure? Take our video tour of the newly reopened Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort here!
Are you excited for Homecomin’s Shine Bar & Social to be open? Let us know if you’ll be visiting it someday in the comments below!