Nestled into the corner behind Ariel’s Grotto, this recently expanded alfresco lounge is now less the “hideaway” it once was, but the views, cocktails, and nibbles make this spot a real splash. Located on Paradise Pier, the views from the Cove Bar are the perfect compliment to your beverage of choice. (And the squeals from California Screamin’ are equally entertaining.) Toast!
The Cove Bar at Disney California Adventure
The seaside amusement park atmosphere is lighthearted and fun; though I enjoy sitting at the bar, the tables on the rail are the place to be.
This “crow’s nest” on Paradise Bay serves up wine, sangria, beer, hard root beer, tequila, tequila flights, and the beverage menu found across Disney Parks and Resorts; mixology utilizing organic spirits, fresh fruit juices, and no-sugar-added purees. (Including my son’s favorite, the Magical Star Cocktail. I’d love to show you a photo, but I’m never quite fast enough… Slurp!)
Disney California Adventure Adult Beverages
Mama has been known to hit the Cove Bar post runDisney contests for an obligatory early Mimosa.
Ask for the “secret” drink menu- Mickey’s Fun Wheel is not just delicious but so PRETTY. Alcohol and non-alcoholic specialties are not the only offerings at this seaside spot. The Cove Bar is an ideal spot for a light lunch on the water. The Spinach and Artichoke Dip is a standard appetizer-type option, but the CB Lobster Nachos, Trio of Tri-tip Sliders, or Specialty Artisan Pizza (it changes seasonally) are more of a meal.
|This is the pre-renovation menu; gone are the Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps and Buffalo Wings. They have been replaced by Fajita Quesadilla Rolls and Chorizo Fundito. Chorizo!!!
Earlier this year, the Cove Bar doubled its seating capacity when its renovation took over the space where the character meet and greet gazebo once stood. Now that its visibility has been significantly enhanced, get ready for an equally significant wait time. Reservations are not (yet) accepted at this oasis of adult beverage, and the line queues up about a half-hour before opening (usually 11:00 am daily.) This lounge normally closes before World of Color showings, and though the new space is covered, it is not open during inclement weather.
Deluxe and Southern California Annual Pass: 10%
Premium and Premiere Annual Pass: 15%
Disney Vacation Club: 10%
Next time you visit Disneyland Resort, look for me in the oasis upstairs from Ariel’s Grotto.
We got no troubles
Life is the bubbles
Under the Sea