Tucked in the back of the mezzanine level of Disney's Polynesian Resort, sitting right next to the family restaurant 'OHana is the Tambu Lounge. Open from 1:00 pm until Midnight the quirky, brightly colored Tambu seems like it's more lobby bar than lounge, but what a magnificent lobby it's in! The lush landscapes and Polynesian tiki art surrounding the bar create interesting focal points and conversation starters for those enjoying a drink.
The Tambu Lounge is a great spot to start off your monorail crawl, but if you kick it off with the signature Lapu Lapu, be sure to order something off the bar menu! I recommend the extraordinary bread service with it's with wonton crisps, flatbreads, and sweet coconut bread accompanied by assorted dips. The Lapu Lapu, is a strong cocktail of Myers's Original Dark rum and tropical fruit juices served in the hollow of a carved out fresh pineapple and topped with Bacardi 151 rum. There are several other popular drinks on the Tambu Menu such as the Tiki Pina Colada and the Backscratcher.
It gets very busy in the evening here with guests grabbing a drink before their dinner reservations at 'OHana and Kona Cafe, but you can pull up a seat at the square bamboo Tiki Bar and catch the latest sports being broadcast on the large screen TV. You can also relax in the wicker seating beside the floor to ceiling windows that offer more pleasant views of the lush tropical landscaping below.
Overall the Tambu Lounge is a fun bar to stop by for a drink before dinner, or on your way to the beach for fireworks. It's home to yummy bites to eat and unique tropical drinks. The fun tiki atmosphere transports you to the island paradise that is Disney's Polynesian Resort. Have you stopped in here for a drink? Leave a comment and let me know which one is your favorite!