When Pixar Pier opens at Disney California Adventure on June 23, guests can enjoy a new hotspot at the Lamplight Lounge.
Located at the entrance to Pixar Pier, the new restaurant is replacing Cove Bar. But we do have good news for fans of the delicious Lobster Nachos on the Cove Bar menu — that dish will still be served when the restaurant transforms into Lamplight Lounge.
The new eatery will serve California casual gastro-pub cuisine and unique signature cocktails along with a full bar. The seaside lounge offers waterfront views from both upstairs and downstairs, and at night, outdoor seating provides views of the illuminated Pixar Pier and “World of Color.”
Here’s a bit of the building’s story from Disney:
“Renovated from an old warehouse factory, the location has kept many features of the original two-story building. The steel structural elements as well as concrete and brick walls were exposed and repaired to tell the story of its past. The original wood boards from the factory were refinished and given new life as ceiling panels and floors. The furniture style echoes a relaxed feel and the end result is an open, airy and bright place that is organic yet sophisticated.”
Lamplight Lounge is filled with nods to the artists and storytellers who have brought Pixar tales to life. Keep an eye out for things the Pixar “regulars” have left in the lounge, like concept art, sketches on napkins, knick-knacks, and collectible toys.
Guests who want to visit Cove Bar one last time can stop by when it temporarily reopens on March 16. It closes again at the end of May to make its permanent transformation, with Lamplight Lounge opening on June 23.