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Dec312010

2012 Best of the Parks Winners

Congratulations to the 2012 Best of the Parks Golden Swizzle Stick winners! The votes have been tallied and the results are in. These winners were hand-picked by you, the dedicated fans of great cocktails, amazing bars and the fantastic staff that makes it all happen.

So read through to see what your friends think the real don't miss imbibery is in the theme parks. Be sure to click on their names to see what the buzz is all about.

Was your favorite not included? Let us know in the comments for consideration next year.

2012 Recipients of the Golden Swizzle Stick Awards

Best Themed Bar
Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar, Disneyland Hotel - 42.7%
Hog's Head Pub, Islands of Adventure - 34.7%
Sharks Underwater Grill Bar, SeaWorld - 14.7%
Finnegan's Bar & Grill, Universal Studios - 8%


Best Themed Drink
Lapu Lapu, Tambu Lounge, Polynesian Resort - 39.5%
Backscratcher, Tambu Lounge, Polynesian Resort - 24.7%
Snowball, High Octane Refreshments (seasonally), Hollywood Studios - 23.5%
Uh Oa!, Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar, Disneyland Hotel - 12.3%

Best Bartenders
Tutto Gusto, Italy, Epcot - 44.9%
La Cava del Tequila, Mexico, Epcot - 38.8%
Raglan Road, Downtown Disney - 13.3%
The Watering Hole, Islands of Adventure - 3.1%


Best Lounge to Wind-down After a Long Day
Belle Vue Lounge, BoardWalk Resort - 48.1%
The Wave, Contemporary Resort - 24.1%
Crew's Cup, Yacht Club Resort - 19%
Bar American, Portofino Bay Resort - 8.9%


Best "I Don't Feel Like I'm at a Theme Park" Bar
Crew's Cup, Yacht Club Resort - 41%
BlueZoo, Dolphin Resort - 37.2%
Finnegan's Bar & Grill, Universal Studios - 14.1%
Cigars, CityWalk - 7.7%


Best Unique Drink Selection
Tutto Gusto, Italy, Epcot - 45.4%
La Cava del Tequila, Mexico, Epcot - 30.9%
BlueZoo, Dolphin Resort - 12.4%
Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar, Disneland Hotel - 11.3%


Best Overlooked Drink
Coffee Margarita, La Cava del Tequila, Epcot - 39%
Tipsy Ducks in Love, China, Epcot - 27.3%
Grandma's Picnic Punch, Tune-In Lounge, Hollywood Studios - 24.7%
Mummy's Revenge, Finnegan's Bar & Grill, Universal Studios - 9%


Best Bar Entertainment
Jellyrolls, BoardWalk Resort - 36.9%
Live Entertainment, Raglan Road - 27.4%
Yehaa Bob, River Roost Lounge, Port Orleans Resort - 22.6%
Pat O'Brien's Dueling Piano Bar, Universal CityWalk - 13.1%


Best Drink with a View
California Grill, Contemporary Resort - 63.4%
Barefoot Pool Bar, Polynesian Resort - 24.4%
Sharks Underwater Grill Bar, SeaWorld - 7.3%
Promenade Bars, Universal CityWalk - 4.9%


Best Bang For Your Buck
Hurricane, Pat O'Brien's, Universal CityWalk - 37.3%
Fat Tuesday's 190 Octane/Cat. 5 Hurricane, Universal CityWalk - 23.9%
Rum Runner, The Watering Hole, Islands of Adventure - 20.9%
Mt. Kumuneyewanadrinkya, Jake's American Bar, Royal Pacific Resort - 17.9%

 


2011 Recipients of the Golden Swizzle Stick Awards


Best Themed Bar
Hog's Head Pub, Islands of Adventure - 40%
Tune-In Lounge, Hollywood Studios - 23.1%
Trader Sam's, Disneyland Hotel - 22%
Sharks Underwater Grill, SeaWorld - 11%


Best Themed Drink
Lapu Lapu, Tambu Lounge at Polynesian Resort - 40.9%
Backscratcher, Tambu Lounge at Polynesian Resort - 38.6%
Cheetah Chiller, Busch Gardens - 17%
Uh Oa!, Trader Sam's at Disneyland Hotel - 3.4%


Best Bartenders
La Cava del Tequila, Epcot - 45.6%

Finnegan's Bar & Grill, Universal Studios - 35.6%
Sharks Underwater Grill, SeaWorld - 15.6%
Raglan Road, Downtown Disney - 3.3%


Best Lounge to Wind-down After a Long Day
Belle Vue Lounge, BoardWalk Resort - 44.9%
Velvet, Hard Rock Hotel - 23.6%
Crew's Cup, Yacht Club Resort - 18%
Martha's Vineyard, Beach Club Resort - 13.5%


Best "I Don't Feel Like I'm at a Theme Park" Bar
BlueZoo, Dolphin Resort - 35%
Finnegan's Bar & Grill, Universal CityWalk - 30.2%
Cigarz, Universal CityWalk - 27.9%
Pat O'Brien's Locals Bar, Universal CityWalk - 7%


Best Unique Drink Selection
La Cava del Tequila, Epcot - 81.7%
Emeril's, Universal CityWalk - 7.5%
BlueZoo, Dolphin Resort - 6.5%
Paradiso 37, Downtown Disney - 4.3%


Best Drink You Haven't Tried
Mummy's Revenge, Finnegan's Bar & Grill at Universal Studios - 46.5%
Sultan's Colada, Morocco, Epcot - 23.3%
Mango Gingerita, China, Epcot - 16.3%
Cantoloopy, China, Epcot - 14%


Best Bar Entertainment
Jellyrolls, Disney's BoardWalk - 34.8%
Yehaa Bob, River Roost Lounge, Port Orleans Resort - 23.9%
Rising Star, Universal CityWalk - 21.7%
Pat O'Brien's Dueling Piano Bar, Universal CityWalk - 19.6%


Best Drink with a View
California Grill, Contemporary Resort - 53.3%
Sharks Underwater Grill, SeaWorld - 18.5%
Tie:
Lone Palm, Margaritaville, Universal CityWalk - 14.1%
Uzima Springs Watering Hole, Animal Kingdom Lodge - 14.1%


Best Bang for Your Buck
Hurricane, Pat O'Brien's Universal CityWalk - 36.8%
Backscratcher, Tambu Lounge Polynesian Resort - 31.6%
Fat Tuesday's 190 Octane/Cat. 5 Hurricane, Universal CityWalk - 24.2%
Mt. Kumuneyewanadrinkya, Royal Pacific Resort - 7.4%



2010 Recipients of the Golden Swizzle Stick Awards

 
Best Specialty Margarita
Jalapeno Margarita
La Cava del Tequila, Mexico Pavilion, Epcot
 

Best Classic Margarita
Lone Palm - Margaritaville
Universal CityWalk

 
Best Place to Curl up by a Fireplace with a Frangelico & Coffee in the Winter
Animal Kingdom Lodge
Indoors or Outdoors

 
Best Slushy
Grand Marnier & Grey Goose Orange Slush
Beverage Stand, France Pavilion, Epcot

 
Best Bar Scenery/Decor
Sharks Underwater Grill Bar
Sharks Underwater Grill, SeaWorld

 
Best "I Don't Feel Like I'm at a Theme Park Bar"
Cigarz
Universal CityWalk


Best Themed Bar
Hog's Head Pub
Islands of Adventure


Best Themed Drink
Lapu Lapu
Disney's Polynesian Resort
(only because the Monkey Nut is no longer available)


Best Bartenders
Sharks Underwater Grill Bar
Sharks Underwater Grill, SeaWorld

A big congratulations goes out to Chris & Diego, 2 of Sharks Underwater Grill award winning bartenders.

Best Hot Drink to Warm You up in the Winter
Morocco Coffee Drinks (always available)
Morocco Pavilion, Epcot
--TIE--
Germany's Glow Wine (only available during Xmas months)
Germany Pavilion, Epcot


Best "I Need to Get Away From the Crowds and Chill Out with a Beer" Hang-out Spot

Sand Bar
SeaWorld's Waterfront
--TIE--
Waterfront area behind Chez Alcatraz
Universal Studios


Best Snack Food After a Couple Drinks
Turkey Leg
Walt Disney World Resort & Universal Orlando Resort


Best Lounge to Wind-down in After a Long Day
Belle Vue Lounge
Disney's BoardWalk Resort


Best Bang for Your Buck
Pat O'Brien's Hurricane
Universal CityWalk
Pat O'Brien's proudly showing off their award.