A Few Drinks At Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar

My 22 year old son and I have a running "argument" over which one of us drank more on our last Disney trip. He's sure it was him, but I think he just didn't want to have to tell his friends that is was totally his Mom. Regardless of who downed more delicious Disney cocktails on the trip - we started it all off with rounds at the fantastically fun Indiana Jones themed location at Disney Springs - Jock Lindey's Hangar Bar.

Jock Lindsey's Hangar BarJock Lindsey's Hangar Bar
Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar Offers Indoor and Outdoor SeatingJock Lindsey's Hangar Bar Offers Indoor and Outdoor Seating

The backstory here made Indiana Jones fans squeel with glee when they first heard about it, and speaking for myself, I think Disney pulled it all together with some true panache. The bar is named for Indy's easygoing pilot friend we all met in Raiders of the Lost Ark - Jock Lindsey.

As the story goes, the two globetrotters stumbled upon Disney Springs in 1938 while chasing down a mythology-based tip in central Florida. Jock fell in love with the place and bought some waterfront property to settled down. Eventually he invited other members of the famed Society of Explorers and Adventurers to pay him a visit and his home base soon became a popular lay over for world travelers as well as locals.

The Interior Offers Soaring Ceilings and Vintage Aviation DecorThe Interior Offers Soaring Ceilings and Vintage Aviation Decor
Tchotkes From Around The GlobeTchotkes From Around The Globe

The interior decor represents a mishmash of world wide travel and the adventures of air pirates. From the high hangar ceilings on down to the floor every nook and crannie is filled with treasures collected from Jock's colorful life.

Art and Artifacts From The Indiana Jones UniverseArt and Artifacts From The Indiana Jones Universe
Even The Lighting Is Pretty UniqueEven The Lighting Is Pretty Unique

Included in some of the more unique features is a life-size diving bell that's been turned into an intimate booth for a few friends to share. The best part about the bell though may be that it can also be seen from the deck seating on the water.

Lucky Guests Can Take A Seat In The Diving BellLucky Guests Can Take A Seat In The Diving Bell
The Diving Bell Seen From Waterside PatioThe Diving Bell Seen From Waterside Patio

Speaking of things outside on the deck. Jock Lindsey's has a second service bar out there, right next to some very interesting guest space on the Reggie. That's Jock's boat, which he named after his pet snake, Reggie. If the air is cool and the space is free I highly recommend taking a seat on the starboard side for a fabulous view.

The Reggie Offers Outdoor Seating Over The WaterThe Reggie Offers Outdoor Seating Over The Water

In addition to the creative decor collection, the menu it self at the Hangar Bar is a fun addition to the themed experience. Inspired by Jock's pilots log book, you'll find stories, pictures, and notes from his travels tucked amongst a pretty spectacular menu of beverages and snacks.

The Hangar Bar Menu Is Designed To Look Like A Pilots Log BookThe Hangar Bar Menu Is Designed To Look Like A Pilots Log Book
Entries Not Only Feature The Drinks But Fun Notes And StoriesEntries Not Only Feature The Drinks But Fun Notes And Stories
It May Be Worth A Visit Just To Read The MenuIt May Be Worth A Visit Just To Read The Menu

We loved every minute that we spent at this bar, and sadly we didn't have as much time as we would have liked. It is without a doubt on our list to visit again, and again. The staff was friendly and knowledgable, the theme was lively and fun, and the drinks... well let's get on to our drinks!

Jock Lindsey's Hanger Bar Is Located At Disney SpringsJock Lindsey's Hanger Bar Is Located At Disney Springs
A Refreshing Slate of Unique Cocktails and MocktailsA Refreshing Slate of Unique Cocktails and Mocktails

I ordered Shorty's Singapore Sling, because this is a classic that just felt right at Jock's. Made with Plymouth Gin, Heering Cherry Liquer, Benedictine, Cointreau, fresh lime juice, pineapple juice, and grenadine the cocktail is a tropical, fruity, and everything you want in a fast drinking cocktail.

The Singapore Sling Is Super DrinkableThe Singapore Sling Is Super Drinkable

My son Kirk started off with the German Mechanic. This Bavarian Radler Shandy made with Paulaner Hefe-weizen and Simply Lemonade was surprisingly refreshing. Neither of us are really beer people and we both enjoyed the light flavors of this summer favorite. The bubbles from the beer gave the lemonade a bright refreshing burst that was pretty perfect in the Florida heat.

The German MechanicThe German Mechanic

While still sipping his shandy, I ended our Hangar Bar Round with one of the many mocktails on the menu. Teddy's Tea it turns out, was my favorite of all the drinks I had there, and there wasn't even any alcohol in it! Teddy's Tea is a lovely light green tea mixed with tangerine and mint. If this were on the menu of a restaurant at home, I would be there for it all the time, it is completely crave-able. They mixologists here really put careful thought into creating fun and delicious non-alcoholic beverages that you can't get just anywhere.

The Mint In Teddys Tea Gives It A Refreshing PopThe Mint In Teddys Tea Gives It A Refreshing Pop

The Disney Dining Plan is not Accepted at Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar, so be sure to budget some extra cash for this brilliant immersive experience. If you want to know more about what's on the menu at Jock's, including some truly creative bar food, head over to our friends at the Disney Food Blog and see what they have to say!

Have you been to Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar yet? If so leave us a comment and share your story.

wdwizbest wrote on Fri, 02/17/2017 - 15:05:

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We went to Jock's last month while at WDW & enjoyed it. The food was interesting & the drinks were good. I have looked forward to going ever since I heard about the theme as I am a big Indy fan. However it felt like something was missing, perhaps the Indy references were a little too subtle for me. It did remind me a bit of the Adventurers Club, but by no means is a substitute. I certainly miss those days.......

Kristen K. wrote on Fri, 02/17/2017 - 16:52:

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I hear ya, I don't think anything will ever really replace the adventurers club, but I'm happy that Disney keeps making nods to it throughout the property. I'm a sucker for subtle and obscure references. I didn't get a chance to try any of the food at Jock's but I know they changed there menu once already from the original offerings.

Paul Cyopick wrote on Sat, 02/18/2017 - 16:13:

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You should have shown some of the drinks with collectible cups. Between the hangar and trader sam's, I has most of my checked luggage filled with glassware.

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