- Disneyland Resort is getting its first brewery-slash-eatery in Downtown Disney.
- Ballast Point, a craft brewery started in Southern California, opens its new location on Wednesday.
- INSIDER visited the family-friendly restaurant ahead of opening to sample the food and beer.
San Diego beer company Ballast Point is coming to Disneyland Resort’s Downtown Disney District. Chosen by Disney as the first-ever brewery to grace the sidewalks of the theme park property, the brand new eatery opens Wednesday.
INSIDER visited the restaurant for an exclusive preview of the food and beverage offerings guests will soon be able to sample at the family-friendly “brewery and kitchen,” including duck confit nachos, vegan lettuce cups (made with the popular “Impossible” meat), and over 50 varieties of beer.
Keep reading for a look at what you can expect from Downtown Disney’s newest destination.
The Ballast Point Brewery & Kitchen is right in the middle of Disneyland’s bustling Downtown Disney District.
With more and more alcohol options popping up in Downtown Disney and California Adventure (no booze is served in Disneyland proper yet), we can see Ballast Point becoming a great place for adult Disney goers to sit back and have a few great beers without feeling trapped among the hubbub of the parks.
Downtown Disney is open to the public. Visitors have to park and go through a small security area to get inside, but there’s no ticket purchase required.
This is about halfway down the stretch of Downtown Disney, which runs from the Disneyland Hotel to the entrances of the Disneyland and California Adventure park.
Downtown Disney has undergone some changes since first opening in 2001.
Though some iconic restaurants like Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen and the La Brea Bakery have been there from this start, others like the Rainforest Cafe and House of Blues have since closed. Ballast Point is one of the newcomers to the block as the area becomes more modernized.
The new location will sit on top of another soon-to-be eatery, Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer.
Taking up the whole second story, the restaurant includes a bar, dining room, brewing station, and outdoor bar with patio seating.
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