Cove Bar is a bar and restaurant in Disney California Adventure overlooking Paradise Bay. This review features photos of drinks served at Cove Bar and some of the foods you can order from the bar menu. Cove Bar is best described as the epicenter of fun in DCA, and the park’s biggest E-Ticket. I don’t mean to overhype it by saying that, but it’s really, really great. We highlight it in our Disneyland Resort Bar Crawl Guide, and it’s a must visit spot for us when we visit Disney California Adventure, and that’s not (just) because we’re lushes.
Rather, Cove Bar really offers it all, from a solid menu of bar foods to fun mixed drinks (and not just the Generic DisneyParks® Drink Menu®) to a great view of Paradise Bay and Paradise Pier. The downside to all of this is that word has really gotten out about Cove Bar, and that coupled with the rising popularity of Disney California Adventure means this is no longer a spot you can just stroll up to and have your pick of tables. Now, it’s busy just about any day of the year, and even in the middle of the day during the offseason, you’re likely going to have to wait in line for a table. On busier days of the year, we’ve seen that line with several switchbacks, and likely exceeding an hour wait (we love us some lobster nachos, but not quite that much).
Speaking of those lobster nachos, we might as well cut to the chase and discuss the greatest thing about Cove Bar: the Lobster Nachos. These are one of the pinnacle achievements of mankind, and a big reason why drinkers and teetotalers alike should unite in delightful harmony at Cove Bar. Not only do I praise these nachos in our Bar Crawl Guide, but I also list them as one of the Top Snacks at Disneyland Resort, place them as a must-do on our 1-Day Disney California Adventure Plan, and sing their praises in our Ways to Avoid Crowds in Disney California Adventure post. Suffice to say, if you’re a regular reader of this blog, the glorious Cove Bar Lobster Nachos should already be on your radar.
Why are these nachos so life-changing? Let’s carefully examination this deeply philosophical question… (more…)