®DisneySaratoga Springs Resort

1960 Broadway
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
1-407-827-1100

This Victorian-styled resort is designed after the hayday of Saratoga Springs, NY back in the 1800s with a focus on the equestrian lifestyle and country-club living. 

You can also find select liquor, beer and wine at Artist's Palette. You are paying for convenience here, so don't expect resonable prices. 

Updated 5/11
 

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Tuesday
May242011

The Turf Club Bar

No turf to be found here, but plenty of seating in the lounge while waiting for your table at the Turf Club Grill. 

Specialty Drinks
 
The Preakness Cosmo - $7.50
Skyy Infusions Citrus vodka, triple sec and cranberry juice.

Mint Julep - $11
Woodford Reserve Bourbon muddled with fresh mint and agave nectar.

Saratoga Cocktail - $9.50
Maker's Mark Bourbon, E&J Brandy and sweet vermouth.

Travers Stakes - $7.50
Beefeater gin and peach schnapps topped with ginger ale.

Three Minutes to Post Time - $8.50
Bacardi Razz rum, blue curacao, Beefeater gin, Skyy vodka, Sprite and a splash of orange juice.
Drink Review

Millionaire's Margarita - $9.50
1800 Reposado tequila, Grand Marnier, lime juice and sweet & sour.

(Ok, so maybe these aren't actually unique drinks, but they did give them appropriately themed names that match the resort. Along with the special menu you'll find the regular drink menu that is shared between resort lounges.)

Click here for Disney Resort's Cocktail, Beer & Wine Menu

Specialty Bottled Beer
Saratoga Lager - $5.75

Pour Quality
 
Poor

Food
 
Appetizers available including Buffalo Chicken Nachos, Crab Cake, Onion Rings with dips and Fried Calamari.

Atmosphere
 
A big, open area with a smattering of high-top tables, couches with coffee tables and regular tables & chairs. One wall of windows lets in a lot of light, and has a beautiful view of their expansive parking lot. There's one TV in the lounge, and (a rarity at Disney) a pool table! Yes, you can rack 'em up and challenge your buds to a game. Making this table even rare-er, it's free!

The Turf Club bar serves its purpose better as a waiting area for the restaurant rather than as a full-fledged bar of its own. That's unfortunate since it has actual bar elements to it - the pool table, a TV, a . . . lot of families waiting for their tables. As you may have expected by reading the first bit of this review, you'll have to wait your turn for that table as it's usually taken by 4 year old pool sharks.

It's too bad that more resort lounges don't have typical bar activities in them like dart boards and pool tables. Despite the extra entertainment at this bar, this isn't a lounge that we'd make the trip to spend an afternoon again. If you are staying at the resort however, it'll make a nice spot to grab a drink. (Appropriately perfect timing for us with this visit - we came on the day of the Kentucky Derby and watched the race at the lounge.)