Op Ed: Baseline Is Hands Down One Of The Best Places On Disney Property

in Food, Walt Disney World

Baseline Tap House

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Baseline Tap House — A personal favorite of mine at the Disney Parks.

When I visit Walt Disney World Resort, I always look forward to spending a few hours at Baseline Tap House. People watching, listening to relaxing music, sipping on my favorite drink, and munching on a delicious pretzel. Yep, it is by far the perfect combination.

Now, I know Baseline Tap House can become very crowded, very quickly, but if you time it right and have a bit of patience, I promise it is worth it. In my opinion, this is one of the best spots on Walt Disney World property.

Kick back, relax, sip on a good craft beer (or maybe even a glass of wine), munch on some amazing Disney food, and enjoy my favorite bar — Baseline Tap House. So why do I love this little pub so much? Let’s dive in.

The Atmosphere

Baseline Tap House
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This adorable pub is located on Grand Avenue in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, right next door to Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater, on your way over to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. The theming of the bar gives off a modern-day Downtown Los Angeles vibe, yet it re-imagines the beautiful Grand Avenue area of Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

If you are all for a cute little “mom-and-pop” pub, this is the place to be. Inside, you will find a decent size bar with seating located around the walls, but my personal favorite is the seating outside.

The terrace offers a variety of seating where you can relax those feet and shade yourself from the hot Florida sun and just people watch.

The music is also very unique. Baseline Tap House plays a variety of modern day artists, such as Justin Bieber, but it is not what you are thinking. These songs are re-imagined to a more relaxing vibe as you sip on your adult beverages, which brings me to…

The Bar Choices: Craft Beer, Wine and More!

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Baseline Tap House offers a wide variety of California craft ales, lagers and cider. Disney guests can also opt for the beer flight, in which they can choose any four beers on the menu (pictured above). I love getting the craft beer flight as I feel it is a good value and a fun experience trying all of the different craft beers offered.

I also typically opt for the Blood Orange Cider (the last choice on the right in the photo above) as I find it is extremely refreshing, especially on a hot Florida day. another recommendation of mine, the Golden Road Hefeweizen. This craft beer is very light and flavorful.

But that’s not all. If you aren’t a beer guy, Baseline also offers California wines on tap (such as Cabernet Sauvignon or Chardonnay) or specialty cocktails!

And if you are traveling with little ones, the bar also offers non-alcoholic beverages such as soda on tap. Kids can choose from a delicious black cherry soda or wild strawberry lemonade!

Small Plates

Baseline Pretzel
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And of course — The food! Now, Baseline does not offer a full menu, so don’t think this is a great place for dinner. However, they do offer some amazing small plate and snack options that are perfect for sharing with the whole family.

My personal favorite — The Bavarian Pretzel, which is served with Beer-Cheese Fondue and Spicy Mustard (but I always opt for double cheese as I am not a huge fan of mustard). Pair this with a delicious Blood Orange Cider and you have yourself the perfect afternoon treat!

The pub also offers a California Cheese and Charcuterie Plate served on a charcuterie board, a Coffee-rubbed Rib-eye Steak Puff with Olive Salad and spiced almonds.

Credit: ITM Reporter Kelly Coffey

My Final Thoughts

There is just something so special about Baseline Tap House that stands out to me from the other locations on property. Maybe it’s because I’m a sucker for a good “mom and pop” pub. Or maybe it is because I love sipping on a beer, munching on a pretzel, and people watching with my friends and family.

But overall, I find Baseline Tap House very relaxing and a great place to take in some of the Disney atmospheres for a little while.  Instead of running around the theme parks, killing those feet and sweating in the hot Floridian sun, stop by Baseline Tap House, even for one drink, and I promise, you’ll thank me later.

Baseline Tap House
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