Where to Find the Best Drinks at Disneyland Resort

Some people think of the Disneyland Resort as a place just for kids but in my opinion, it’s a fun place even in your 30’s and without them. Or you might be a parent who needs to grab a refreshing beverage after a long day running around the parks. If you know what you’re doing the happiest place on earth keeps getting happier! Sometimes you just need tips on where to find the best drinks at Disneyland Resort. The Disneyland Resort isn't just for kids. Some tips and tricks on where to find the best places to grab a drink a the Disneyland Resort, including Downtown Disney and Disney California Adventures.

What you might not know about the Disneyland Resort in Southern California is that there are some great options whether you enjoy wine, beer or cocktails. Clearly, I’m not advocating getting trashed at the parks, but as long as you are respectful to the other guests there isn’t anything wrong with enjoying an adult beverage or two.

I have to say that my favorite place to grab a drink is no more, but back in the day “The Lost Bar” was a fun, almost dive bar, you could grab a drink in. I even had a joke with my friends that we could only find it while lost. Nowadays, the Disneyland Resort in Southern California has upped its game and you can still find the best drinks at Disneyland, including local and California produced options.The Disneyland Resort isn't just for kids. Some tips and tricks on where to find the best places to grab a drink a the Disneyland Resort, including Downtown Disney and Disney California Adventures.

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Downtown Disney & The Hotels

Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar

Trader Sam’s replaced my favorite spot when they did a remodel of the Disneyland Hotel. Right in the center of the hotel, overlooking the pool, you can sit and enjoy a relaxed atmosphere where you have a plethora of island-themed drinks to enjoy.

Napa Rose Lounge

If you’re looking for an upscale relaxing place to enjoy a nice glass of wine this is it. A beautiful spot right in the Grand Californian Hotel. This is about as nice of a hotel lounge as you can get and well worth a visit to Downtown Disney itself.

Jazz Kitchen

With good drinks and a great atmosphere, the Jazz Kitchen is perfect for stopping in to enjoy. Just about every evening of the week you’ll find Jazz music playing and a funky environment. Plus, the food is delicious.The Disneyland Resort isn't just for kids. Some tips and tricks on where to find the best places to grab a drink a the Disneyland Resort, including Downtown Disney and Disney California Adventures.

Take a look at some more tips on enjoying Downtown Disney.

Disney California Adventure

Cove Bar

Looking for a good view to watch World of Color? If so head over to Cove Bar nice and early. You can grab everything from Sangria to a Manhattan to Mojitos to Hanger 24 Brews at the Cove Bar. Right on the water, it’s a great place to slow down and enjoy a drink.

Carthay Circle Lounge

If you’re over the frilly cocktails head over to Carthay Circle Lounge and get a good prohibition style drink. Relax in the lounge while you have a martini or manhattan in your hand.The Disneyland Resort isn't just for kids. Some tips and tricks on where to find the best places to grab a drink a the Disneyland Resort, including Downtown Disney and Disney California Adventures.

Mendocino Terrace & Al Fresco Tasting Terrace

If you’re looking for delicious wine these are the places to go. The Mendocino Terrace is to the right of the Wine Country Trattoria, where you can get a good bite, but if you’re looking for wine the Terrace is the spot for you. They have a wide selection of wine from California and beyond. If you want something more elegant than a plastic cup of wine, the Al Fresco Tasting Terrace has flights and appetizers for you to sit down and enjoy. Although I would say it isn’t worth a long wait, if you can’t head up quickly it’s better to just wander over to the Terrace. I’m bias toward wine but for me, this is where you find the best drinks at Disneyland.The Disneyland Resort isn't just for kids. Some tips and tricks on where to find the best places to grab a drink a the Disneyland Resort, including Downtown Disney and Disney California Adventures.

Bayside Brews & Sonoma Terrace

While I might lean towards wine many of you might enjoy the wide selection of craft brews that are scattered around the park. My favorite is the Hanger 24 brews you can find at Sonoma Terrace and a few other spots. You’ll find a wide range of Southern California breweries and be able to enjoy them wandering the park or relaxing by the water.

If You’re Lucky In Disneyland Park Too

Unlike in California Adventures, there is only one place in Disneyland Park that serves alcohol. You can enjoy a mint julip or a beer from Stone Brewery with your meal at Club 33. This private club within the park is housed above New Orleans square. Club 33 is only accessible to members, their guest and attendees to special events. While it isn’t impossible to get in it will take some work. To be honest. I haven’t made the effort but I hear for Disneyland fans it is well worth the effort. The entire park does have a liquor license but other than for special events Club 33 is the only place in Disneyland Park you can get an adult beverage.The Disneyland Resort isn't just for kids. Some tips and tricks on where to find the best places to grab a drink a the Disneyland Resort, including Downtown Disney and Disney California Adventures.

For more information about Disneyland check out these great books on Amazon including The Unofficial Guide to Disneyland 2017, Disneyland’s Hidden Mickeys: A Field Guide to Disneyland® Resort’s Best Kept SecretsFodor’s Los Angeles: with Disneyland & Orange County.


Traveling to Disneyland Soon?

Staying at the resort can be a lot of fun, but there are a lot of great places to stay in Anaheim. Learn more about and book more fantastic hotels in Anaheim on Priceline and TripAdvisor.


When you’re done finding the best drinks at Disneyland and you’re planning your trip to the Disneyland Resort don’t miss out on additional tips for the resort and even my favorite things to do that aren’t rides

The Disneyland Resort isn't just for kids. Some tips and tricks on where to find the best places to grab a drink a the Disneyland Resort, including Downtown Disney and Disney California Adventures.

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Megan MacNee is the founder of Traveling Nine to Fiver. From nine to five she works in the non-profit world in California. She focuses on exploring the world from her own backyard to across the globe. You'll find her sharing about explorations through food, books, travel, and more.