Take Flight with Disney Hollywood Studios' Brown Derby Bar

Modeled after the original Hollywood Brown Derby restaurant built in Hollywood California in 1928, the Disney's Brown Derby brings old Hollywood glamor to a theme park. Upscale and on point it's easy to overlook that most of the guests are in shorts and t-shirts. If you are looking for and enhanced dining experience, the Brown Derby has a full service bar for it's guests with many unique cocktails poured and presented with table side drama.

The Classic Awning Welcomes You Back to Old HollywoodThe Classic Awning Welcomes You Back to Old Hollywood
Another pleasurable treat at this signature dining establishment makes it a mecca of spirit tasting guests. As with many bars and lounges around the Walt Disney World resort, when you dine at the Brown Derby you can choose from a variety of spectacular tasting flights.

Flights, or tasting flights, are small portions of multiple drinks, which should be tasted in a specific order to get a full appreciation for the beverage. They are intended to treat those new to the beverage to a broader variety of the drink and create a deeper appreciation. From wine to cocktails, the Hollywood Brown Derby is the best place to go if you can't make up your mind on which drink you'd really like.

    Cocktail Flights:
  • Citizens of Hollywood - Martini Flight of the Stars - $10.50
    "A tasting of three Martinis" Shelby Mayer - Grey Goose and Dry Vermouth; Honey Darling - Bombay Sapphire Gin and Dry Vermouth; Dorma Nesmond - Ketel One Citroen, Pomegranate Liqueur, and cranberry juice
  • Citizens Take Flight - $11
    "A tasting of three flavored Margaritas" Bucky Greenhorn's Derby Margarita; Melvin Macheezmo Mango Margarita; "Ready" Freddy Fiddlesticks Pomegranate Margarita
    Wine Flights:
  • White Wine Flight of the Stars - $12
    Fess Parker Riesling, Santa Barbara County '09; Fess Parker Chardonnay, Santa Barbara County '09; Fess Parker Viognier, Santa Barbara County '08
  • Red Wine Flight of the Stars - $14
    Marilyn Merlot, Napa Valley '08; MacMurray Ranch, Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast '08; Greg Norman Estate Shiraz, Australia '07
  • Disney Legend Flight - $11
    MacMurray Ranch, Pinot Gris, Russian River Valley '09; MacMurray Ranch, Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast '08; MacMurray Ranch, Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast '08
  • A Taste of California - $17
    Slingshot Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley '07; Simi Cabernet, Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley '07; Sequoia Grove, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley '07
    After Dinner Flights:
  • Champagne Flight - $14
    Fairy Tale Iron Horse Celebration Cuvee Brut; Banfi Rosa Regale; Mumm Cordon Rouge Brut N.V.
  • Scotch Flight - $20
    The Macallan 12yr., The Macallan 15yr., The Macallan 18yr.
  • Grand Marnier Flight - $28
    Grand Marnier; Grand Marnier 100 year; Grand Marnier 150 year
  • Cognac Flight - $20
    Courvoisier VS; Courvoisier VSOP; Courvoisier XO

So many fantastic flights to choose from I'm still not sure I could decide on just one! The Champagne flight offers sips of some of my favorites, however I'm forever searching for the perfect Martini for me. Do you love exploring the world of wine, liquors, and cocktails? Which flight would you be ordering at the Brown Derby? Leave me a message before and tell me what your favorite is!

MouseChow wrote on Fri, 03/02/2012 - 16:23:

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Great post! Brown Derby is my favorite in-park restaurant, and I've tried a few of these. I love the Fess Parker white flight, and the Taste of Cali red. But my favorite is the Macallen. The difference as the scotch ages is so interesting. (And delicious!)

JoAnn C wrote on Sat, 03/03/2012 - 00:47:

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The Brown Derby is one of my favorite restaurants. I haven't tried a flight yet. I'd like to try the champagne flight.

cathy wrote on Mon, 03/05/2012 - 05:43:

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We love the Brown Derby. We went there on our last day of our Honeymoon for lunch. They made us feel so special and made us a beautiful card to take home as a keepsake. They also gave us a copy of the menu also. I scrapbooked the menu and card to make a beautiful memory to hang in our livingroom. We are planning on going to Disneyworld every year for our Anniversary and going to the Brown Derby.

Daryl D. wrote on Thu, 03/08/2012 - 03:00:

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I'm a tea totaller, but Brown Derby's food can't be beat....especially the Grapefruit Cake......great atmosphere/food/service...try to go there every visit!!

Kristen K. wrote on Fri, 03/23/2012 - 11:50:

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Wow! Great response! I'm so glad to hear such amazing things about the Brown Derby. I really look forward to trying that grapefruit cake some day!

Keith wrote on Mon, 07/09/2012 - 01:33:

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They also make one the finest Sidecars here that I've ever had. The Brown Derby is the best in-park restaurant there is, Disney or not, and one of our favorites over all. A must do each trip to the World.

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