Happy Thursday, friends! I hope you all are having a great week so far. I know this week has been a little funny when it comes to writing blogs and getting everything together, but there's been so much going on the past week that I hope you guys will understand! Today I want to talk to you all about my top five hidden bars and restaurants at Walt Disney World. These are places that you could walk right into and get a seat, and a lot of people just pass by for bigger and "better" places (I'm talking to you Be Our Guest!).
1. Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar- Epcot
Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar is across the pavilion in Italy from the ever so popular Via Napoli! When you walk in here you definitely are transported out of the bright Florida sun into a beautifully lit, cozy wine cellar. There are shared seating and bar seating areas. The wait staff is extremely knowledgeable about the wine list, and there is a pretty decent list of small plates. This is the place I go if it's way to hot at Epcot, or I just need a break.
2. Nomad Lounge- Animal Kingdom
Nomad Lounge is passed literally thousands of times a day by thousands of guests on their way into Pandora. But just on the right of the sidewalk on the Discovery Island entrance to Pandora is a fantastic bar with indoor and outdoor seating. When you sit outside you cannot hear any of the park noise and you definitely feel like you've been transported out of Animal Kingdom. The menu here is diverse, and the food is great. Some of the best items are the bread service with the pink peppercorn margarita.
3. Baseline Tap House- Hollywood Studios
This brand new establishment at Hollywood Studios is serving up California beers to a Florida crowd. It's covered in mementos to Walt Disney and Disneyland, which are really fun to look at. This bar is hidden in the back corner of Hollywood Studios where Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge is about to open next year, so it's going to start getting more and more popular, but for now it's usually not too busy! I love that they have beer flights here, and their meat and cheese tray is perfection.
4. Maria & Enzo's Hideaway Tunnel- Disney Springs
Maria & Enzo's Hideaway Tunnel is new at Disney Springs and goes along with the story line of Pizza Ponte and Maria & Enzo's. If you don't know where it's at it can be hard to find, but it's on the lower ramp from STK Orlando. They are serving up imported wine, meats and cheeses. This is the place to go on a Saturday night when you just want a simple night out with friends or family.
5. Tune-In Lounge- Hollywood Studios
Last on the list is Tune-In Lounge. While this bar might not be "hidden" and most people know about it, I love the fact that they serve the whole menu from 50's Prime Time Cafe here. I also love that their bar is big enough for a few parties to sit and eat, but small enough that it's not a place you sit and hang out for a few hours. If you do go here, hang out with my favorite waitress, Alena, and get the peanut butter and jelly milkshake!
Well friends, that's it for this week! I hope you all have a great weekend. Be sure to follow me on Instagram to keep up with all of my Disney adventures, there's a ton coming up!
Be Magical Today!