The Adventure Begins! Throughout Islands of Adventure you'll find several places to grab a cold one while enjoying a day at the park. Below you'll find menus and reviews for each restaurant, bar and snack carts that offers up a cold beer or cocktail. Be sure to check the links on the left for special events and more resort information


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Monday
Mar222010

Backwater Bar 

Located at the Port of Entry, full-service bar with specialty drinks, Happy Hour & beer.

Specialty Drinks
Grasshopper- $8
Creme de Cacao, creme de menthe, vanilla ice cream, dark chocolate curls.

Southern Slammer - $9
Southern Comfort, Amaretto, grenadine, freshly squeezed orange juice.

Islander - $8 
Malibu coconut rum, banana liqueur, peach schnapps, pineapple juice and raspberries.

Rum Runner - $9
Bacardi rum, Myers's Dark rum, blackberry liqueur, banana liqueur, sour mix, pineapple, cherry and orange juice.

The Peach - $8
Bacardi Peach Red, Pinnacle Orange vodka, Sprite, cranberry and pineapple juice.

Port of Entry - $8.50
Bacardi rum, Russian Standard vodka, Gin, Midori liqueur, Sprite and sour mix.

Strawberry Daiquiri - $9
Bacardi Limon rum, strawberry mix, fresh lemon.

Martinis & Cocktails
Berrytini - $9
Pinnacle Blueberry vodka, Pinnacle Raspberry vodka, Sprite, sour mix, raspberries and blueberries.

Cosmopolitan - $8
Russian Standard vodka, Cointreau, cranberry juice, fresh lime juice, lemon twist.

Classic Vodka Martini - $8
Ketel One vodka, extra dry vermouth, stuffed blue cheese olives.

Ocean Side - $9
Bacardi rum, Stoli Vanilla vodka, Malibu coconut rum, cream of coconut, toasted coconut.

Confisco's Margarita - $9
Cuervo Gold tequila, Cointreau, agave nectar, fresh squeezed lime juice.

Mojito Traditonal - $9
Bacardi rum, fresh mint, lime juice, sugar water, soda.

Lynchburg Lemonade - $9
Jack Daniel's bourbon, triple sec, sour mix, Sprite.

Navigator's Bloody Mary - $9
Russian Standard vodka, tomato and olive juice, celery, fresh ground black pepper and garnishes.

Draft Beer
Budweiser, Bud Light, Yuengling, Shock Top, Sam Adams, Heineken

Bottled Beer
Bud, Bud Light, Coors Light - $5
Amstel Light, Corona, Newcastle, Heineken Light - $6.50
Anchor Steam, Sam Adams Seasonal - $6.50

Wine
A short list of red and white wines availble by glass and bottle, ranging from $5 - $38.

Sangria
Burgundy wine, apricot and cherry brandy and fruit juices.
Pitcher - $16
Half Pitcher - $11
Glass - $6

Pour Quality 
Poor on mixed drinks. Stick with beer here.

Food 
You can order limited food from the connecting restaurant Confisco Grille and eat at the bar, or at one of a few tables.

Happy Hour 
Draft Beer
Budweiser, Bud Light - $3.75
Yuengling - $4.25
Shock Top - $4.50
Heineken - $6.50

Sangria - $3.75
Burgundy wine, apricot and cherry brandy, fruit juice.

Cocktails
Single Wells - $4.25
Double Wells - $6.75

Review
Sadly, the bartenders at this location either don't like a drink with much alcohol or have a prude of a manager watching every move like a hawk. This is a fine location for a beer but mixed drinks are nearly all fill without much thrill.


Atmosphere
 
The Backwater bar is a small room with a beautiful mosaic bar, contemporary hand blown glass lighting, and a flat screen TV. Good place to catch your team play while at the park. Finding a seat at the bar is rare as it gets very crowded during anything but off-peak times. Our advice, get one to go and enjoy the outside covered seating.


Back in the old days this area out front served as prime seating for the nighttime fireworks display in the lagoon. Now it makes a great location to get away from the crowds and sip a cocktail in peace, just you and the Hulk roaring over your shoulder every 30 seconds. It can get hot here in the summer so it's best enjoyed during cooler months.

Updated 3/2014

Tuesday
Mar232010

The Watering Hole

Full-service walk-up bar located in Jurassic Park with some of the best specialty drinks available. Hey, dinosaurs like to drink too.

Draft Beer
Miller Lite, Bud Light, Heineken, Yuengling, Sam Adams Seasonal

Bottled Beer
Heineken, Miller Lite, Coors Light, Fosters

Wine
Chardonnay & Merlot - $6

Frozen Beverages - $7.75
Strawberry, Pina Colada, Margarita & Blue Raspberry

Specialty - $7.95
Predator on the Rocks
Midori, Malibu, Blue Curacao, Pineapple Juice, Sweet & Sour

Top Shelf Margarita
Cuervo Gold, Triple Sec, Lime Juice, Grand Marnier, Sweet & Sour

Long Island Iced Tea
Ketel One vodka, Bacardi rum, Gin, Triple Sec, Sweet & Sour, Coke

Rum Runner
Malibu, Myers's Dark rum, Raspberry Liquor, Pineapple Juice, and Orange Juice

Mai Tai
Myers's Dark rum, Cruzan Mango, Amaretto, Pineapple Juice and Grenadine

Other liquors Available: Seagrams 7, Jack Daniels, Jagermeister, Brandy, Peach Schnapps

Pour Quality 
Above Average 

Food
 
Chicken Wings, Chili, Hot Dog, Nachos, chips, pretzels

Atmosphere
 
Walk-up counter bar, no interior seating. Some tables out front. Not much to look at. Get one & keep walking. See Pizza Predatoria’s atmosphere review for recommendations.


Review
 
Usually you can expect a weaker pour on a specialty drink, but these are almost always made very well. If you're lucky, one of the sweetest, kindest bartenders will be serving you - Meyrick who is all the way from Wales. I don't know how he does it, but he's always super chipper and eager to make your drink!

You really can't go wrong with one of the specialty drinks here. Here's a picture of a Mai Tai and a Rum Runner. We highly recommend the Rum Runner here. Trust us.


Updated 3/2014