Have you ever thought about doing an Epcot bar crawl?
Epcot is usually thought of as Walt Disney World’s more adult park. The theme park has nine rides, 11 countries represented around World Showcase, and endless food and drink options.
If the idea of trying some of the world’s most popular drinks, or ones you’ve never even heard of before you might want to consider doing an Epcot bar crawl. Usually these bar crawls are lovingly known as drinking around the World.
As a responsible ThemeParkHipster solo traveler you should know that drinking 11 drinks during the day is not the best idea. So, if drinking around the World sounds like fun you’re going to want to grab a few friends to complete this challenge.
You’re also going to want to drink plenty of water and eat food throughout the day!
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Where to Start on Your Epcot Bar Crawl?
Choosing which way to start your bar crawl is honestly going to be the hardest part of the day. Do you start in Mexico with tequila and margaritas, or do you start in Canada with beer?
Either way you choose you’re sure to have a great time, but for the sake of our list order we’re going to be starting on the Mexico side of World Showcase.
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The only place you need to know about in the Mexico pavilion is La Cava del Tequila. This small bar is located inside the giant Mayan pyramid, and is serving up some tasty margaritas.
Our favorite is the El Diablo, which can be made a little spicy or very spicy! The drink combines Tromba blanco tequila, fresh lime juice, agave, and cucumber-jalapeño juice, with a hibiscus salt rim for a perfectly balanced drink.
While the Norway pavilion has somewhat been taken over by the popular film franchise Frozen, the beer cart near the character meet and greet still carries some traditional beers.
One we like is the Aass, which is pronounced “ouse.” This beer comes from Norway’s oldest brewery and is perfectly refreshing on hot Florida afternoons.
The China pavilion is one many people tend to pass over as they make their way to the big drinking pavilions like Germany and Italy. But that is a big mistake because you would be missing out on one of the tastiest drinks at Epcot, Tipsy Ducks in Love.
This drink from the Joy of Tea kiosk packs a punch by combining bourbon whiskey, coffee, black tea, cream, and chocolate syrup.
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Germany is known for their beer and one that we cannot get enough of is the Schöfferhofer Pink Grapefruit Hefeweizen. This citrusy beer can be found at the beer stand inside the pavilion.
The beer is served super cold making it one of the most refreshing drinks you might taste all day long.
In the Italy pavilion you’re going to want to skip the wine and beer carts and try to get a seat inside the Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar.
This small restaurant boasts small plates to snack on while you sip on a glass of wine of your choosing. While this may not be a specific drink from us, we love the opportunity to sit down with friends over a glass of wine and good food.
The American Adventure
You’re probably familiar with most of the drinks that America is known for but there are still some gems to find in this pavilion.
The menus at most of the stands and even at the new BBQ restaurant Regal Eagle have a rotating list of craft beers. So take a look at each of the menus before deciding which one to get.
Located near the back of the Japan pavilion you’ll find The Garden House. This small kiosk sells all types of drinks but one that is super interesting is frozen Kirin.
The beer is poured from a tap, then topped with a frozen foam that resembles whipped cream. The frozen foam allows the beer underneath to stay colder longer!
One of Epcot’s most detailed pavilions is the Morocco pavilion, which has winding back pathways and some of Epcot’s most delectable bites.
By the time you reach Morocco you’ll probably be ready to have another snack with your drink so consider getting a seat at the waterside restaurant Spice Road Table. One drink to try here is Mahia, which is a clear distilled brandy made from figs.
France is by far one of the most popular countries in Epcot’s World Showcase. The pavilion has plenty of wine to drink, but the real star of the France pavilion is located at the ice cream shop!
Inside L’Artisan des Glaces you can get an ice cream martini, which has two scoops of your choice of ice cream with a shot of Grand Marnier, Whipped Cream Vodka or Rum. The sweet treat is definitely big enough to share and a great way to try some delicious ice cream too.
Inside the Rose and Crown pub you’ll find traditional drinks like beer, but you’ll also find a summertime hit called a Pimm’s Cup.
This unique drink combines Pimm’s No. 1, which is a gin-based spirit, with Sprite, and topped with a cocktail stick of cherries, limes, and oranges.
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You’ve finally made it around World Showcase and you’re at the last stop: Canada! While there isn’t an abundance of options like in other World Showcase pavilions, there are some fun beers to try.
We love the Moosehead Lager, which can be found at the beer cart at the pavilion. Grab a drink and head inside to Canada Far and Wide to relax after a fun day of trying new things.
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Our Top Five Tips For Drinking Around The World at Epcot
- Drink a lot of water. It can be super hot in Florida, even in winter, so staying hydrated is key to being successful.
- Don’t feel like you have to do all 11 countries in one day. If you’re trip to Walt Disney World is long consider splitting this up over two days.
- Consider taking a significant break in the middle of the day. This could mean going back to your hotel to take a break, or even just eating a late lunch at a table service restaurant at Epcot or the surrounding resorts.
- Take friends! Consuming 11 drinks on your own is always a bad idea. It also gets pretty expensive, so splitting the cost a few ways will help with your budget.
- Have fun, but be responsible. No one wants to see you stumbling through World Showcase, or worse getting escorted out by security if you’ve had too much to drink.
Final Thoughts on Your Epcot Bar Crawl
No matter what you decide to do your Epcot Bar Crawl, just remember to stay safe and keep it classy.
Until next time, Happy Park Hopping Hipsters!
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