Coming from high on their magnificent balcony, across the cavernous lobby from the monorail station, wafts the sweet, sweet music of the hotel band. Beneath the soaring stained glass domes, amongst the white gingerbread and bustling tourists in the lobby of the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa you can hear the stunning live music of the Grand Floridian Society Orchestra, every night between 4 and 10 pm.
Tucked behind their stage, you'll find a comfortable spot to wet your whistle while getting lost in the music, it's Mizner's Lounge. I'm a jazz girl and the Grand Floridian Society Orchestra by far makes this is by far one of my favorite lounges in all of Walt Disney World. You may hear people say that this place is nothing special, and it does pale in the comparison of the Grand's Lobby, but I love to sit back in a comfy upholstered chair, snack on Mizner's spiced nuts and listen to the live jazz. The wall of shallow bay windows looks down to the lush courtyard below where you can watch the guests strolling along.
At Mizner's Lounge they serve the standard Disney Drink Menu along with a special wine list. I like the Magical Star Cocktail for a fun fruity drink with glowing ice cube; and the delightful sparkling sweet red brachetto, Rose Regale, on their wine list is a favorite of mine. A fine selection of port, sherry, cognac, bourbon and scotch is also available. There's a small bar menu that has a selection of cheeses and a nice onion tart taking center stage, and of course the endless bowl of nuts. Friendly efficient table service, has been my experience at this lounge.
Come for the music, but stay at Mizner's and have a drink or two with friends. It's a cozy place to talk the night away as you listen to the jazz and wind down from your day at the park. The lounge is open from 5:00pm- 11:00pm and makes for a fantastic place to start or wind down your classic monorail crawl.
Have you taken the time to enjoy drinks and live music at Walt Disney World? Leave a comment to let me know where your favorite spot is!