If you are a movie buff, then Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar, themed after Indiana Jones’s pilot, Jock Lindsey, from Raiders of the Lost Ark, might be just right for you. The waterfront property is located at The Landing, smack in the middle of Disney Springs.
As with everything Disney, the bar has a backstory, so here we go! The 1930s-era airplane hangar was bought by Indiana Jones’s indefatigable pilot and later converted to a bar. The decor attests to the original use of the hangar, and every corner is piled with memorabilia that Jack collected during his adventures.
The theming is something only Indiana Jones fans will truly appreciate; film references, while subtle, are found throughout the hangar. Guests that are not into Indiana Jones will nevertheless enjoy the bar and chuckle at signs such as the one stating that artifacts area no longer taken as payment. The bar is family-friendly and all guests will enjoy the lovely outdoor seating.
Talking about seating: There is only very limited seating inside, and everybody’s favorite spot, the diving bell booth, is often occupied. The outside porch has plenty of seating and great views over Lake Buena Vista. One of the fun outdoor seating arrangements is inside the Reggie, Jack’s dry-docked boat.
The Hovito Mojito, made with Barsol Quebranta Pisco (a Peruvian brandy), fresh lime, mint, simple syrup, and club soda, and the Bedtime Story, made with Absolut Mandarin vodka, Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur, hibiscus syrup, fresh lemon juice, and iced tea are among the most creative cocktails on the menu.
When I visited we ordered an Air Pirate’s Mule made with Knob Creek Disney Select Single Barrel Reserve Bourbon and fresh lime juice topped with ginger beer. The drink was very good, but we were disappointed that it was served in a glass versus the traditional copper mug.
My guest, who has a sweet tooth, went for the Shorty’s Singapore Sling, a cocktail made with Plymouth Gin, Heering Cherry Liqueur, Bénédictine, Cointreau, fresh lime juice, pineapple juice, and grenadine.
A word about the food: When visiting, keep in mind that this is a bar and not a restaurant. The menu has changed many times since the opening of Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar, and it really is a hit and miss. Currently, the Nang Tao Spicy Popcorn Chicken is the best thing on the bar-bites menu. These grown-up chicken nuggets are dusted with Japanese togarashi seasoning (a blend of chile pepper, ginger, and other spices) and served with a Korean-style dipping sauce. Next up would be the za’atar-spiced Tanis Tuna loin served with hummus and topped with a chickpea, tomato, and celery salad. The Snakebite Sliders are just plain old mini-burgers.
Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar is open daily from noon till midnight. The bar does not take reservations.
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