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Craftsman Bar – The Newest Bar & Lounge at Disneyland Resort

Craftsman Bar – The Newest Bar & Lounge at Disneyland Resort

One of my favorite things to do at a Disney Resort is visit a wonderful lounge! When you’re walking long distances and waiting in lines, it’s super relaxing to get gourmet food and cocktails at a lounge in a Disney hotel! The newest bar & lounge at Disneyland Resort , which is located at the Grand Californian Hotel that is now open to both hotel guests and non-hotel guests is Craftsman Bar. This addition in my opinion was much needed. Prior to its opening this month, the only bar at the Grand Californian Hotel (GCH) that was open for both lunch and dinner hours was Hearthstone Lounge. Hearthstone Lounge is indoors, and is often packed to the brim. It just doesn’t have that escapism feel to me. The other lounge at GCH was the Napa Rose lounge, but was only open during dinner hours. GCH definitely needed an additional bar space to ease the Hearthstone crowds, and Craftsman Bar is the perfect fit.

Craftsman Bar - The newest bar & Lounge at Disneyland Resort - Disneyland Resort cocktails, vegetarian food, Grand Californian Hotel

This bar & lounge is outdoors, located near White Water Snacks, overlooking the pool area. It really does have the California woodland vibe, with a very relaxing atmosphere, and makes you feel more like you’re on vacation with the pool and garden setting. The best part? It’s huge! There are bar top seats, as well as regular tables, as well as large lounge areas with couches and coffee tables. The main seating area is open to both hotel guests and non-hotel guests. There is also a smaller seating area within the pool gates only accessible to hotel guests. Craftsman Bar opens up at 11am. Okay, now that I’ve discussed the logistics, lets talk about the food and drinks!

Craftsman Bar Cocktails

This cocktail menu is completely different from other Disneyland Resort lounges. It’s filled with cocktails made specifically for Craftsman Bar, all of them having a garden inspiration, whether it be flavored or garnished with fruits or fresh herbs. Many of them have brunch vibes, with prosecco or champagne.

I ordered the Craftsman’s Garden. I absolutely loved the fresh rosemary in it! I normally don’t order the signature specialty cocktails as they tend to be more on the sweet side, but this one was perfect!

Craftsman Bar - The newest bar & Lounge at Disneyland Resort - Disneyland Resort cocktails, vegetarian food, Grand Californian Hotel

Craftsman Bar Food

Craftsman Bar Vegetarian Items

For vegetarian options, they offer:

  • Black Truffle-Charred Cauliflower Grilled Cheese
  • Avocado Toast
  • Margherita Pizza
  • Forest Mushroom Pizza
  • Impossible Burger (off menu)

Craftsman Bar Vegan Items

This bar & lounge actually shares a kitchen with White Water Snacks, so can serve the vegan options from the White Water Snacks menu (you can ask for the menu upon being seated). The offerings are:

  • Forest Mushroom pizza can be requested as vegan
  • Poke Bowl but with tofu instead of fish
  • Mediterranean Vegetable Skewer
  • Avocado Toast without burrata
  • Impossible Burger (off menu)
Craftsman Bar - The newest bar & Lounge at Disneyland Resort - Disneyland Resort cocktails, vegetarian food, Grand Californian Hotel

Black Truffle-Charred Cauliflower Grilled Cheese

Avocado Toast

Craftsman Bar was the perfect place to relax and unwind! And the grilled cheese and cocktail I had there was superb! I can’t wait to go back to try more items!

Craftsman Bar - The newest bar & Lounge at Disneyland Resort - Disneyland Resort cocktails, vegetarian food, Grand Californian Hotel

 

 

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