Welcome, foolish mortals… to a review of one of our favorite spots in California Adventure – Cove Bar!
Cove Bar has three huge things going for it – delicious drinks, delicious food, and a fantastic view. What more could you ask for?
Usually opening at 11am (this can vary depending on park events), Cove Bar does get pretty busy, so you will most often find us there partaking in some pretty early day drinking, and of course eating! If you are going during more popular hours, be prepared to wait. There aren’t a ton of tables, and it is a popular spot. Even when we go at 11, there is almost always still a line of people waiting.
Let’s start with the major draw here – the drinks. Cove Bar has a great drink menu, and an even better (not-so)secret menu. My favorite drink is the Fun Wheel – shown on the left in the photo above, it is layered with pineapple juice, passion fruit vodka, blue curacao mixed with rum, gin, and vodka, and topped with a tasty foam. This drink is tasty, and strong – make sure to pace yourself, especially on hot summer days! We are not huge fans of the Zombie, but that might be because we had it on a 24 hour day, after being awake since 3am… we will have to try it again in the future! We have also enjoyed the Neverland Tea, which has a sweeter taste. Both drinks are versions of Long Island Iced Tea – so if you aren’t a fan, you may not like these. They offer plenty of other drinks on the regular menu as well.
Now, the first time we ordered food at Cove Bar, it was an afterthought to the drinks. We quickly learned that while the menu is small, the food that is offered is great! One of the most popular items, the Lobster Nachos, are not something we can offer an opinion on – neither of us are big on seafood. I can say that it is a pretty generous portion! Our favorite item here is the Buffalo Wings – they are a delicious, messy, spicy experience that we were surprised to have at a theme park. We also enjoy the tri-tip sliders, but they didn’t impress us as much as the wings. They also have a specialty pizza, which is constantly changing so be sure to ask your server if you are interested in it.
Cove Bar is somewhere we highly recommend if you are having an adults Disney trip! The view of the Fun Wheel and California Screamin’ is great, the food is delicious, and the drinks are great!
Where is your favorite place to get a drink in California Adventure?