If you’ve never been to the Cove Bar at Disney’s California Adventure Park, and you love trying out Disney’s hidden gems and secrets, I would highly recommend making a stop here. (For more pictures of the atmosphere of the Cove Bar, read the DisneyFoodBlog article here.)
When we were first walking up to it, we first and foremost were not initially aware as to where the entrance was. However, we did know that it was just past Ariel’s Grotto (as pictured above on the right). Once we arrived, we knew it was pretty well known for its amazing view of the Paradise Bay where World of Color played every night and for it’s secret drink menu, but we had know idea there was going to be a line for it as well.
The Cove Bar takes NO RESERVATIONS as it is first come first serve. So, if you have a large party, you better get there early! We waited about 30 minutes on a Saturday afternoon for a party of 2. Not too too bad. Right?
Going to the Cove Bar at Disney’s California Adventure Park for the first time was nothing less than magical and enjoyable considering we absolutely had to come here to try out their SECRET MENU!
Now, keep in mind, pictured above is the Cove Bar’s main menu for all their food items such as the Quesadilla Rolls, Lobster Nachos, Trio of Tri Tip Sliders, Buffalo Wings, Special Chicken Flatbread Pizza, and Spinach and Artichoke Dip. Their food options are no secret.
However, this is the drink I ordered from the SECRET DRINK menu:
Scroll down to see list of entire SECRET DRINK MENU.
This fruity cocktail is named after Mickey’s Fun Wheel which is just across the bay. This drink honestly turned out to be just as pretty and fun as I imagined it to be. Really sweet and tasty too. From the bottom to top, it has pineapple juice, X-rated passion fruit vodka, blue curaçao along with the main Long Island iced tea ingredients as well.
This sweet cocktail is inspired by all the cotton candy that is sold around the park. It contains Odwalla Lemonade flavored and garnished with Cotton Candy. If you love lemonade sweet with cotton candy, you’ll enjoy this one. Loved the accents of pink in the cotton candy as well!
From the Main Menu:
Due to much popularity, we had to order the Lobster Nachos. These included their house-made tortilla chips, black beans, pico de Gallo, chipotle cream, & their signature old aged cheddar & Oaxaca cheese sauce. THEIR SAUCE WAS EVERYTHING. I will definitely say, the one thing about this dish that sold me and convinced me to order it again was the sauce. Without their signature sauce, this dish would not be the same. Highly recommend!
SECRET DRINK MENU:
- The Black Pearl (different take on classic Long Island iced tea with vodka, gin, rum & sweet & sour)
- The FunWheel (read ingredients above)
- The Earthquake (Vodka, gin, rum, and sweet & sour with blue curate & sprite topped with 151 rum floater: STRONGEST DRINK ON MENU)
- The Zombie (Pirate’s Inspired: light rum, dark rum, coconut rum, spiced rum, 151 Rum, orange and pineapple juices, blue curaçao, midori and grenadine)
- Neverland Tea (vodka, gin, rum, peach schnapps, pineapple juice & sprite)
Overall, my first visit to the Cove Bar was nothing less than magical. The service was quick, the wait was worth it and the view was amazing. I definitely have yet to try out their other secret drink menu items as I am convince this list will most likely continue to grow in the future. If you’re a Disney Annual Passholder like me or just visiting the park for the first time, you will not regret your experience if you take a visit to the Cove Bar.
For more Disney posts like this, stay tuned. I definitely enjoyed writing about this and am debating on writing more as Disney has become very near and dear to my heart over the years. If there’s any suggestions or recommendations on posts for any places you’d like me to write about, comment below and let me know!
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