Disney's Beach Club Resort & Villas

1800 Epcot Resorts Boulevard
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
1-407-934-8000

Themed after New England-style beach houses, this is one of the most popular resorts thanks to it's close proximity to Epcot and their infamous Stormalong Bay pool with pirate ship waterslide.

Located in the boardwalk loop of resorts & entertainment. This is the closest resort to Epcot. It's a short walk to the International Gateway at the back of World Showcase.

You can also take one of the Friendship Boats to Epcot or Hollywood Studios. There is a walking path over to the Studios which is about a 10 min brisk pace walk, which can be significantly faster at times than taking the boat.

You can also find select liquor, beer and wine at Beach Club Marketplace. You are paying for convenience here, so don't expect reasonable prices.


Thursday
Jul152010

Hurricane Hanna's Waterside Bar & Grill

Hurricane Hanna's Waterside Bar & Grill is located at Stormalong Bay, the Beach Club's infamous pirate ship pool. Grab a tasty concoction while catching some rays. This popular pool bar just underwent a remodel. It's now larger, with more seating and food offerings. 

Hours
Bar Service 11am-8pm
Counter Service 11am-6pm

Featured Cocktails
Category 5
Frozen Blue Margarita
Storm Chaser

Featured Wines

Dr. Loosen Riesling, Kenwood White Zinfandel, MacMurray Ranch Pinot Noir, Placido Pinot Grigio, William Hill Chardonnay

Draft Beer
Bud Light, Sam Adams Seasonal, Yuengling, Hurricane Reef Caribbean Style Pilsner

Click here for Disney's Pool Bar Drink Menu


Pour Quality

Average

Food

An expanded menu is now available at the pool bar including Burgers, a Chicken Sandwich and a Salad, along with a couple more interesting items such as a Veggie Quinoa Wrap, Lobster & Shrimp Roll, and a Grilled Cheese & Smoked Bacon sandwich. Click on the menu below for more details.

Atmosphere
A large, open air, beachy themed bar with a nautical, New England flair. You'll now find 12 seats right at the bar, and 2 TVs. Just behind the bar there are several tables with umbrellas to enjoy your snack or drink, but we prefer to grab a chair on the beach side and watch the water. There's a seperate counter to the right of the bar just for ordering food. 
 
 
 


Review
It's great to see that they are going to have their own specialty drinks here. Hopefully this is a new trend that we'll start seeing at other pool bars as well. We'll have a review of them coming soon. This is also the only bar on Disney property where you can get a Hurricane Reef Pilsner.

This is arguably the best pool on Disney property, so does that make this the best pool bar on property? It very well might be now after this remodel - if they take care of that bee problem... (Yes, you read that right - bee problem. We've never seen such a swarm hanging out & buzzing around the bar area at any other pool bar. This is a real problem and we mentioned it to a manager and he said they are aware and working on it.)

Hours & Featured Drinks subject to change. Updated 1/2013

Thursday
Aug192010

Martha's Vineyard Lounge

You'll find this casual hotel lounge right around the corner from Cape May Cafe. It's a relaxing lounge to wind down after a long day at the parks. TV's, comfy seating, a nice cold drink and you'll be ready to do it all again tomorrow!

Click here for Disney Resort's Cocktail, Beer & Wine Menu


Draft Beer
Sam Adams, Sam Adams Seasonal, Bud Light


Pour Quality

Just OK

Food

Limited appetizer menu.

Atmosphere

Kinda dark, kinda quiet, but kinda nice. It's got several chairs & tables, and other padded wicker furninture that I've seen people curled up on taking a nap. During the day it's a nice spot to get away if you need a break. It's decorated like your Grandma's porch - if she lived in New England back in the 80's.

Review

If you're looking for action, this is not the bar to be. I've seen it busy and loud at times but not often. Even though this place is usually a desert, in our experience, it's often difficult to get the bartender's attention. "Hello? . . . Customer here! . . . Hate to break up the conversation with the other bartender but . . . " I'm sure you get the point. Even with the inattentive staff I'd still call it a good spot to whip out a deck of cards for a slow southern evening.



Updated 6/2011