How about a cold one while watching an animal the size of a bus soak people with 50 degree saltwater? Where can I get a good mixed drink served on a bar made out of a saltwater fish tank?  What's more intoxicating than a Siren's song?  We might have some suggestions.

At SeaWorld, you will find several places to grab a cold beer, but only one spot with a full-service bar.

Passholders, don't forget, you get 10% off your drinks at this park! 

Menus, Prices & Beer Vendors
Listed below you'll find menus and information on the beverage carts, food stands and restaurants located throughout the park. In addition to these locations, you can also purchase beer from vendors during Shamu's One Ocean (and at the snack stand outside the stadium), Blue Horizons and Clyde & Seamore shows. You are not allowed to bring an open top beverage into the theaters for Pets Ahoy and A'Lure shows. 

Saturday
Aug032013

Captain Pete's Island Eats

This food and beverage stand is located next to the Stingray exhibit and is one of the few places to get a specialty alcoholic beverage.

Draft Beer
Key West Sunset Ale - 16oz. $5.99 | 20oz. $6.99
Bud Light - 16oz. $5.49 | 20oz. $6.49

Specialty Drinks
Cuervo Margarita - $7
Sweet Tea Vodka - $7

Food
 
Funnel Cakes, hot dogs and other snacks.

Review 
The Jose Cuervo Margarita and Jeremiah Weed Sweet Tea Vodka are pre-mixed drinks poured straight from a tap. We wish more stands served these drinks (like they used to) as it's nice to have something besides beer available at the beverage stands. The Margarita is a bit more sour than your typical margarita, but still quite tasty. The Jeremiah Weed Sweet Tea Vodka is a light and refreshing mix that is perfect on a hot day. You can also find these at Voyager's Smokehouse.
 

Updated 7/2013

Monday
Jul152013

Expedition Cafe

If you get hungry and parched on your trip to the South Pole, stop by the Expedition Cafe in Antarctica. Here you'll find the 2nd largest selection of beer in the park. Stock up on your rations before heading out on your expedition.

Beer 
Budweiser - $6.49
Bud Light - $6.49
Kirin Ichiban - $6.99
Heineken - $6.99
Yuengling - $6.99
Peroni - $6.99

Wine
Copa Wines - $5.99

Food
 
The theme of this counter service "Outpost" is that the scientists and explorers from around the world all brought their favorite foods to share while on the expedition. You'll find Italian, Asian, and American inspired dishes at three different booths. More options such as salads, fruit, sandwiches are available as grab & go from coolers. Are you a fan of the ride Living with the Land at Disney? You'll recognize some familiar looking hydroponics on display inside.
 

Atmosphere
 
The main seating area is covered outdoor picnic tables. There's an area near the back of the seating that is an enclosed, (most importantly) air-conditioned, large seating area.
 

Empire of the Penguin - The Ride
Hey, what about the ride? Well, as of this post we haven't ridden it yet. We were hoping to at least get inside and see the penguins without waiting in the 90 minute line during our visit, but we were informed that you cannot enter the penguin exhibit without going through the ride queue. Huge bummer here. We feel like they almost took away an exhibit. We often enter Wild Arctic without doing the ride just to check out the animals. Hopefully they change this policy in the future. But, you can always check out the penguins here.


Updated 7/2013

Friday
Jul022010

Hidden Gems - SeaWorld

WILD ARCTIC EDITION

Polar Bear Fast Pass!


On our last trip to SeaWorld we discovered another one of those "I've been coming to this park for the last 6 yeas and I missed this??" occasions. This one was while we were grabbing some much needed AC inside the Wild Arctic gift shop. Being local, I hate having to wait in line for the ride just to see the polar bears and belugas - in fact, I wouldn't be surprised if a lot of people didn't even know they were back there. We've done the 'wrong' thing in the past by sneaking into the exit for the attraction just to go look at the animals.

Well, we discovered there's a special entrance just for annual passholders that's up a ramp just to the left of the exit. You get to skip the ride and go right inside. Brilliant! How have we missed this?? Well, partly because it looks like an official 'employee only' sign on the door if you just look quickly. Bonus for all - there was no employee at the door and they never checked to see if we had annual passes, so, up to you, this secret could be a great way for EVERYONE to see the animals of the arctic without having to wait in a 45 minute line to sit through a just OK motion simulator ride.


Cold As Ice!

This then leads to our next Ultimate Park Cool-Down item that we also never paid any attention to in the past. As you are first entering the exhibit, just after getting off the ride - or through the door - you'll pass by a long wall on your right that has the glimmer of ice. But you normally wouldn't pay any attention because you're in a rush to see the beluga who's right in front of you.

Stop and check out that ice because it's REAL! About 4' high by about 20' long this is the longest block of ice I've seen outside of the Ice Bar on I-drive (or the arctic that we call the midwest.) Kept cold like a freezer with coils inside, this baby will cool you down quick with just a short lean. Take a close look at this one, are those polar bear claw marks? We might be in trouble . . .

So next time you visit SeaWorld and are in dire need for a quick cool down, head over to the Wild Arctic and have yourself a lean-against on the giant ice wall. You might get a few odd looks, but hey-it's hot up in here, yo!

Saturday
Aug032013

Hot Dogs To Go

Grab a quick dog and a beer at this walk-up hot dog spot. Located in front of Voyager's Smokehouse.

16oz. Aluminum Bottled Beer 
Budweiser - $6.49
Bud Light - $6.49
Michelob Ultra - $6.49
Bud Light Lime - $6.99

Food
 
1/3lb. All beef foot long hot dogs with some specialty toppings. Choose from a Chili Cheese Dog, Sauerkraut Dog, Chili Dog, Cheese Dog or get one plain. 

Updated 7/2013

Saturday
Aug032013

Mango Joe's

This island-inspired eatery is located next to the Wild Arctic attraction. Order your food inside and you'll find plenty of covered outdoor seating wrapped around the building.

Draft Beer
Shock Top - 16oz. $5.99 | 20oz. $6.99
Bud Light - 16oz. $5.49 | 20oz. $6.49

Food
 
A selection of fajitas, wraps, salads and more. View the full menu here.

Updated 7/2013

Wednesday
May122010

Sand Bar

This little bar area is located on the Waterfront wrapped around the base of the Sky Tower. Unfortunately, it's only open during peak times of year.  If you see the "Sand Bar Open" sign out front, and you need a little break from hustling from show to show, stop by to check out this unique getaway from the crowds.

16oz. Aluminum Bottled Beer 
Budweiser - $6.49
Bud Light - $6.49
Michelob Ultra - $6.49
Bud Light Lime - $6.99

Wine
Copa Wines (Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Grigio) - $5.99

Food
 
Chips, Hot dogs.

Atmosphere
 
I can't think of a much better spot to take a break and enjoy the scenery than back here. If you wander back at the right time you'll find a great view of the waterfountain show in the lake. You'll also occasionally find a musician performing under their canopy. There isn't much, if any, shade to be found, so the middle of the day in the summer isn't necessarily the best time to be here. That being said, it's still one of our favorite places to relax with a cold beer in SeaWorld.
 
 


Updated 7/2013

Sunday
Mar282010

Sharks Underwater Grill

This is truly one of only a few can't miss bars in all of Orlando. The restaurant is located in between the Sea Lion and Walrus stadium and the Nautilus Theater. The bar is just inside the restaurant doors and doesn't require reservations, just walk right in.

In a hurry to get to a show and don't have time to sit back and enjoy it?  Go ahead and grab one to-go and head over to your destination, at least you got to take a quick peek.


Frozen Cocktails
- $11
Blue Ocean Colada - Bacardi rum and pina colada mix swirled with blue curacao makes this signature drink.

Lighthouse Margaritas - Premium tequila, triple sec and margarita mix blended with crushed ice. Available in lime, strawberry, raspberry and mango flavors.

Tropical Daiquiris - Bacardi rum and choice of lime, strawberry, raspberry or mango fruit flavored mix blended with crushed ice.


Key West KissSignature Drinks - $10
Sea Dragon's Punch - The punch is spiked with a powerful mix of Bacardi Dragon Berry, lime juice and sour mix topped with cranberry juice.

Key West Kiss -
This will surely cool you off from the Florida sun. Bacardi rum, Midori, vodka and peach schnapps mixed with pineapple juice.
Review: Smooth, melon-y sour yet sweet, one of those that doesn't taste strong at all, but is.

Sharks at the Beach - Chill out with the perfect combination of coconut rum, peach schnapps, Tuaca and cranberry juice.

After Dinner Cordials
B&B Liqueur - $7
Grand Marnier - $7
Sambuca Romana - $7
Amaretto - $7
Cognac - $8

Import & Specialty Bottled Beer
Bass Ale, Becks, Stella Artois, Rotator IPA series, Woodchuck Cider, Drifter Pale Ale

Premium Bottled Beer
Bud Light, Budweiser, Bud Light Lime, Michelob Amber Bock, Michelob Ultra, Michelob, Key West Sunset Ale, Magic Hat, Landshark

Wines
An extensive selection of red and white wines here ranging from $7 - $16 a glass. Also available by bottle.

Special of the Day Cocktail
Check the dining menu for the day's special offering, such as:
The Jellyfish - $7
A combination of white pomegranate vodka, sweet & sour, topped off with Chambord raspberry liquor.


Prices
Call liquor mixed drinks - starting around $6 (no rail liquor here)
**Annual Passholder Discount - 10%**

Pour Quality 
Above Average


Food
 
The full menu from the restaurant is available at the bar or at one of several tables inside the bar.


Atmosphere
 
The restaurant has one entire wall that is made out of a 660,000 gallon aqaurium that many species of shark and large fish call home. The Aquarium wall is clearly visible from the bar but that's not even the crown jewel in this amazing place, the bar itself is a saltwater aquarium!  Fish swim and crustacians scuttle right under your drinks.

Review
 
The bar is also home to the friendliest bartenders anywhere in town and may I be the first to tell you, they definitely know what they're doing behind the bar. It's a rare find when you can get the most interesting scenery and an expertly prepared drink in the same place. In the mood for a drink but not sure what? Just tell the bartenders what you like and they'll mix up something tasty just for you. 
 

Need an interesting fact while you're here? The black tip reef shark, featured prominantly in the large tank in the wall and in the pool out front, is responsible for the majority of shark bites in Florida and the nurse shark, which is also in the large tank, is second. (Bull sharks claim the "bite title" internationally, but not in Florida.)
 
 
 

Menu updated 2/12

Saturday
Aug032013

Smuggler's Feast

Grab a beer and a turkey leg at this small stand located just off the bridge near the Seafire Inn.

16oz. Aluminum Bottled Beer 
Budweiser - $6.49
Bud Light - $6.49
Michelob Ultra - $6.49
Bud Light Lime - $6.99

Food
 
Corn dogs and Turkey Legs.

Updated 7/2013

Saturday
Aug032013

Spice Hut

A quick stop for a beer and some ice cream novelties, you'll find this little hut on the main path between the Spice Mill and Sharks Underwater Grill.

16oz. Aluminum Bottled Beer 
Budweiser - $6.49
Bud Light - $6.49
Michelob Ultra - $6.49
Bud Light Lime - $6.99

Food
 
Assorted ice cream treats and snacks.

Updated 7/2013

Saturday
Jul202013

Spice Mill

This waterfront counter service restaurant has a great view of the lagoon from the covered screened in patio. You'll find a variety of food and drink choices and plenty of indoor, air conditioned seating. Located near the Sky Tower.

On a night that SeaWorld is doing fireworks, this is a great location to watch from. 

Draft Beer 
Bud Light - regular $5.49 | large $6.49
Landshark Lager - regular $5.99 | large $6.99
Magners Cider - regular $6.49 | large $7.49

16oz. Aluminum Bottled Beer
Michelob Ultra - $6.49
Bud Light Lime - $6.99

Food
 
All-American style fare here. Burgers, Chicken sandwiches, salads and more. View the full menu here

Updated 7/2013

Wednesday
Apr212010

The Terrace (formerly Hospitality House)

Located in the back of the park between Shamu Stadium & the A'llure Show.

What was once a good place to grab a seat (& some A/C) is now a Pizza Buffet. You must purchase a buffet ticket before being allowed into the area.

Such a shame that this nice place for a relaxing break is no longer open to everyone.

Saturday
Jul202013

Voyager's Smokehouse

Grab some delicious BBQ at this large counter service restaurant. Plenty of cool, indoor seating and great food make this a perfect stop for lunch or dinner. Located near the Pets Ahoy theater.

16oz. Aluminum Bottled Beer 
Bud Light - $6.49
Michelob Ultra - $6.49
Bud Light Lime - $6.99

Draft Beer
Magners Cider - regular $6.49 | large $7.49
Stella Artois - regular $6.49 | large $7.49

Specialty Drinks
Cuervo Margarita - $7
Sweet Tea Vodka - $7

Food
 
BBQ heaven. Ribs, chicken, sandwiches, mac & cheese and more. A good hefty meal for a decent price. View the full menu here.

Updated 7/2013