Restaurant Review: Hearthstone Lounge at Disney’s Grand Californian

Hey y’all! I hope if you have only learned one thing about me it is that I love Disney and drinking. I guess that’s sort of two things, but you know what I mean. So I obviously seriously love drinking at Disneyland. It’s interesting as someone who grew up going to Disneyland because before California Adventure opened, there was no opportunity to drink in the park. And since Downtown Disney is also relatively new (not really, but in terms of my youth), there was no booze in your Disneyland trip unless you were going to one of the hotel restaurants or bars. So to now have plenty of opportunities to imbibe while at Disney is awesome, to say the least.

I digress. One of my favorite places to drink at Disney is Hearthstone Lounge at the Grand Californian. I love this place because they have great drinks, some yummy appetizers, and lovely air-conditioned seating. During the summer in particular, Hearthstone is a great place to relax in the middle of the day when the heat is at its peak. There is lots of seating, I have never had a problem getting a table, and it is nice and cool. It is also one of the few places you can find a TV at the resort, so if there is a big game on, you can head to Hearthstone to check the score. And now for the goods! Here are just some of the delicious offerings from Hearthstone…




First, the real priority, the booze. Hearthstone has a full bar with tons of beer and wine options, but it also has some specialty cocktails that I haven’t seen anywhere else in the resort. This is the Habanero Lime Margarita and it is my fave. It’s not too spicy, but it has an awesome kick to it.

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The margarita obviously pairs well with everything, but in particular with the Chicken Quesadilla (which, don’t worry, does come with guacamole, I just happen to be the only person born and raised in Southern California who hates avocados).

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Some of my other favorite food offerings are the Robusto Flatbread…

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…and the Mini Wagyu Sliders.

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Those fries are bomb, btw. Seriously, if you are looking for a great place to grab a quick drink and snack, you can’t go wrong with the Hearthstone Lounge. Especially on a day when you need to escape the sun (or rain, if that ever actually becomes a thing here), this is the place to be. Cheers!

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