Top Ten Places to Buy Alcohol at Disney’s California Adventure Park

Ahhh… to feel like a kid again. Disneyland has that effect on all who enter this magical place. But who says that adults have to feel like a kid the whole time they are at the Resort? Adult beverages are a nice treat to celebrate the magic of the Disneyland Resort. And boy can Disney provide!

As of now, Disney California Adventure Park is the main park when it comes to serving alcohol aside from Oga's Cantina in Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge! So, sit back, relax, and enjoy a nice cold adult beverage at any one of our top ten favorite places to buy alcohol at California Adventure Park.

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1. Carthay Circle LoungeClose up of Martini at Cathay Circle

Carthay Circle Lounge – Buena Vista Street – Spoil yourself in style in this lavish lounge that serves signature cocktails, craft beers, and wines. Elaborate cocktails are hand mixed with precision and care – down to the glassware they are served in and the custom-made ice cubes. Pair your libation with any number of savory bar snacks.

Must-Try Drink: Emerge yourself in the full Disney experience by trying Walt Disney’s favorite drink – Scotch Mist. A warm hue whisky accented with a lemon peel, cooled by crushed ice. This is one of our top favorite destinations for alcohol at California Adventure.

2. Smokejumpers Grill

Outside of the SmokeJumpers Grill during the afternoon

Smokejumpers Grill – Grizzly Peak – Soar over to Smokejumpers Grill to extinguish your thirst for alcohol at California Adventure! You have the option of a variety of craft beers or wines by the glass. Their lime margaritas served over ice are great on hot days!

Must-Try Drink: Columbia Street Amber – A must on any day, hot or cold, this beer goes down smooth leaving a crisp toasted flavor in its wake.

3. Clarabelle's Hand Scooped Ice Cream

Icecream booze float

Clarabelle's Hand Scooped Ice Cream- is home to the famous hard alcohol ice cream float that's taken Instagram by storm. Choose from a hard root beer soda float with ice cream bar, a Henry's orange hard soda float with ice cream bar, or a Guinness beer float with choice of ice cream bar.

4. Hollywood Lounge

Close up of margarita

Hollywood Lounge – Hollywood Land – Tucked away in the far corner of Hollywood Land right next to the Monster’s Inc. ride, a quick-serve kiosk that serves Battle Brews and Cosmic Cocktails.

Must-Try Drink: Spider Venom – If you love tropical flavors and rum… this is the drink for you! Served with a glowing ice cube, Spider Venom is out-of-this-world! Give it a spin!

5. Cozy Cone 3

Outside of the Cozy Cone

Cozy Cone 3 – Cars Land – Among the churros, soft-serve ice cream, popcorn, and pretzels, I bet you didn’t know that the Cozy Cone 3 at The Cozy Cone Motel serves an alcoholic lemonade! So while you get your kids a Fillmore’s Fuelin’ Groovy All-Natural Lemonade, get yourself a Vodka & Pomegranate Limeade or a Vodka & All-Natural Lemonade!

6. Mendocino Terrace

Glass of wine outside on a sunny afternoon

Mendocino Terrace – Pacific Wharf – By far the best place to relax in a Mediterranean-style patio bar where you can sample local wines, as well as wines from all around the world. Wine experts are on hand to assist you in your wine ventures. Delicious cheeses and delectable snacks that pair great with wine are also sold here to round out your wine-tasting experience. This is the top wino destination for alcohol at California Adventure.

7. Lamplight Lounge

Inside decor of the Lamplight Lounge

Lamplight Lounge – Take in the sights of Paradise Pier from this cozy waterfront lounge serving a wide range of handcrafted, unique-flavored cocktails, large selection of beers – offered by draft, bottled, or can, and signature wines.

Must-Try Drinks: Any one of the Pixar-themed cocktails will add to the excitement of your visit! Try The Short, Plot Twist, Over Budget, or Scream Canister! And the Lobster Nachos are worth taking a dip in!

8. Rita's Baja Blenders

Outside sign for Rita's Baja Blenders

Rita’s Baja Blenders – Pacific Wharf – Cool off with a frozen strawberry or lemon-lime margarita! This refreshing slushy-type beverage will be a well-deserved treat on those hot (and even cold) days! This quick-serve kiosk also sells frozen nonalcoholic drinks for those who are under 21 years old.

Must-Try Drink: Enjoy Rita’s Grand Margarita with a splash of Liqueur that packs full margarita flavor with hints of rich liqueur. You can't have alcohol at California Adventure without a margarita!

9. Pacific Wharf Distribution Co. Featuring Karl Strauss Handcrafted Beers

Outside cart with Karl Strauss beers

Pacific Wharf Distribution Co. Featuring Karl Strauss Handcrafted Beers – Pacific Wharf – Stop by this big blue truck and try any one of Karl Strauss’ draft beers! The Red Car Trolley Ale or the Aurora Hoppyalis are my favorites!

10. Bayside Brews

Alcohol at California Adventure: Flight of three types of beer

Bayside Brews – Paradise Gardens Park – This beer-lover’s dream is a quick-serve venue that has six craft beers to choose from. Hard Cider and Pomegranate Margaritas are also on this menu. And nothing goes better with a nice cold beer than a Mickey-shaped pretzel.

Must-Try Drink: Karl Strauss Tower 10 IPA – Pine and grapefruit flavor infused together to create one intensely fine full-bodied IPA.

Please remember that the Disneyland Resort is family-oriented. Please drink responsibly.

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About Kim Schultz

Kim has her Bachelor's Degree in English Literature with a minor in Technical and Professional Writing from San Francisco State University. She received her editing certificate from University of Berkeley Extension and won numerous awards for fiction writing from the San Mateo County Fair Literary Stage.

One thing she loves most in life besides family and writing is Disneyland! Kim and her family are season pass holders and travel to Disneyland numerous times a year (between 10-15 times to be exact!).

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