What are the top five bars at Disney World's Disney Springs?

May 6, 2018, 11:15 AM · Walt Disney World's ever-growing Disney Springs offers more than a dozen bars and lounges, catering to just about every taste. Each of these has its own unique flair. From exotic liquors to make-you-go-blind moonshine, the selections that these places offer should quench every thirst.

Here are my current favorite Top 5 Bars at Disney Springs:

Chef Art Smith's Homecomin'
Photos by Leanne Crittenden

Chef Art Smith's Homecomin' — This bar quickly became my favorite for their delectable drinks and savory Southern delights. The atmosphere is bright, relaxed and very inviting. I love just sitting at the corners of the bar, which are cut-out tree stumps and act as three-quarters of a table. Definitely try one of their refreshing cocktails or venture to have one of their moonshine flights. While you're at it, ask one of the bartenders about the story of the tree stump corners.

Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar

Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar — You might ask, who is Jock Lindsey? Well, he is the daring pilot who flew Indiana Jones away from deadly natives in one of the most famous opening scenes in movie history, in Raiders of the Lost Ark. So you will find Indiana Jones references to spare in this bar. Dare to have one of the pilot's signature drinks, themed after Lindsey's adventures, such as the Shorty's Singapore Sling or The Scottish Professor. Only appetizers are served here, but they satisfy.

Dockside Bar

Dockside Bar — It's not actually a dock, so you won't be swaying in the water, but a solid-foundation outdoor bar just down the walkway from the Boathouse restaurant. Relax with a cold draught beer or sip on one of their large selection of wines as you look out onto the water. It's a place that I find that's comfortably away from the hustle and bustle of main area of Disney Springs. Menus are available, but this place can be a bit pricier than the others.

Raglan Road

Raglan Road — This bar and restaurant evokes the fun drinking environment my wife and I enjoyed on our trip to Ireland. Daily live music and smooth tasting Irish whiskey flow like water here. Tasty bar food is a staple here, too, such as Irish eggs (similar to Scotch eggs), fish and chips, and my favorite, the Dalky Duo (battered and fried cocktail sausages). Did I mention this place also has another bar outside, called Hole in the Wall, that has happy hour from 3-6pm? Another reason to visit!


Morimoto Asia — My favorite upscale bar, though you don't have to dress like it. You have three bars to choose to from: the cozy area of the downstairs bar, the fancy upstairs bar or the sushi bar which is also located on the second floor. You can't go wrong choosing either of them. Have one of Chef Morimoto's private labeled sake or try his refreshing soba ales. He also has a nice wine selection and cool cocktail menu to choose from. You must also try one of the Iron Chef's delicious dishes. I highly recommend his signature shrimp tempura (it's made with soda water to give it a light crisp).

I hope you enjoyed my list and will take the chance to visit these places on your next trip, if you haven't already. Make sure to check out future posts to see which new bars I am trying out that could make the list next year. And make sure to check out Theme Park Insider's Instagram and Facebook to see more pictures!

Replies (5)

May 6, 2018 at 11:38 AM ·

I love Jock Lindsey's bar. The food is pretty good, nothing amazing, but the décor is fantastic. And a couple of good beers on tap too.

May 7, 2018 at 7:42 AM ·

Disney Springs Theme Park (DSTP) has so many GREAT choices for libations. Frustrated that I am limited to five.

(1) The Edison - These guys throw down a feirce Long Island Iced Tea. Atmosphere adds to the mix.

(2) Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar - Fun themed atmosphere. Plenty of Easter eggs. Worth a sit.

(3) Dockside Magaritas - Live music in the village. The top shelf margartita is SOLID! Nice place to chill after the VR experience at The VIOD.

(4) The Polite Pig - A nice selection of craft beers AND usually the first bar open at DSTP.

(5) House of Blues - Decent happy hour pricing.

So ... As they say in hockey ... Let's do that hockey!

May 6, 2018 at 5:32 PM ·

These are all great bars. My girlfriend and I make it a point to go to at least one during our trips to Orlando. Raglan Road is probably our favorite.

May 6, 2018 at 5:37 PM ·

I love Jock Lindsey and it’s themeing (Indiana Jones is awesome). I’ll have to give Chef Art a try next time I’m down there!

May 7, 2018 at 6:06 AM ·

Thanks Jeff. Whenever I think of WDW I do not think of alcohol. Whenever I think of DS I only think of shopping and eating and not alcohol. In December, Mrs Plum will need to do the driving for one of the evenings as I am going on a Bar Crawl.

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