Norm! Every Disneyphile has their favorite watering hole and the DVC Duo are no different. Nate’s favorite Disney lounge is Crew’s Cup at the Yacht Club. As a New Englander and growing up watching Cheers! Crew’s Cup has a special place in his heart. It has that classic New England tavern feel that instantly transports him back home, where everybody knows your name. On our last trip to Walt Disney World we headed over to Crew’s Cup for a frosty beverage and dinner. If we hurry we can belly up to the bar next to Norm, sorry Cliff, Norm is our man!
Tucked away next to the Yachtsman Steakhouse you’ll find Crew’s Cup. Themed after the traditional crew lounge that you’d find along the Charles River in Boston or in Rhode Island, the lounge is decked out with deep rich wood from bow to stern. Walking in you’ll see a beautiful stone fireplace off to the right, complete with cozy chairs and games.
Passholder Insights: Crew’s Cup has a couple of the most tendered cast members behind the bar. If you’re able to, we recommend grabbing a bar seat and enjoy the conversation.
First, the Important Stuff
Walking into any Disney lounge the thing that’s probably on top of everyone’s mind is an adult beverage. Crew’s Cup has a wide array of great choices for all tastes. Looking for a cold one, they’re pouring a solid selection of local Florida craft beers that continually rotates from season to season. They also have a variety of domestic bottle beers available.
Are cocktails more your speed? They’ve got that too. Nate’s favorite is the Maple Old Fashioned, especially if you enjoy bourbon. The cocktail list is similar to the draft list and changes throughout the year. It keeps you guessing! If you’re like Serena then the go-to is a dirty martini (more flirty than dirty). Whatever your jam, they have a fully stocked bar to make your perennial favorite cocktail.
The wine selection is very solid as Crews Cup shares a wine cellar with the Yachtsman’s Steakhouse.
Passholder Insights: Throughout Walt Disney World, kids are welcome in the lounges and at the bars, as long as they are accompanied by an adult. The only lounge where kids are not able to enter is the Atlantic Dance Hall on the Boardwalk.
Kicking off the Meal
All the lounges in Walt Disney World offer up a limited food menu with appetizers and a few mains. On this day, Nate kicked off his meal with the Caesar salad. This Caesar is a crisp, cool, half head of Romaine lettuce, lightly dressed with a snappy garlic Caesar dressing and adorned with rich crunchy croutons and salty, tangy Parmesan cheese. It’s the perfect size to share or even a full meal.
Passholder Insights: At the bar, you’ll always get your own dish of bar snacks. You know those snacks, the ones that are salty, crunchy, and very addictive. Sure makes you want to wet your whistle with a cold one!
Main Course Time
Crew’s Cup is part of Yachtsman’s Steakhouse, so you know what we’re ordering – the burger of course! The Crew’s Cup burger is made from the trimmings of all the prime steaks served at the steakhouse. It’s prepared in a traditional style with lettuce, tomato, and cheddar cheese, on a toasted brioche bun. The burger is two patties, stacked high and covered in cheese. It’s ooey and gooey, juicy and well seasoned. Outstanding! One of the best and probably more underrated burgers on Disney Property.
Served on the side are French fries. These are not your typical fries; these are hand-cut, double-fried, fries. Unlike the salad, you don’t want share these. Thank us later.
Passholder Insights: Crew’s Cup also does offer a couple of steak options from the Yachtsman’s Steakhouse.
Overall we would highly recommend Crew’s Cup. It’s a great place to relax, enjoy a drink or a meal and some “friendly” New England conversation. It’s easy to get to from either Epcot or Hollywood Studios. The Disney lounges attached to Signature restaurants are wonderful options to try the restaurant’s food without the cost. All right Cliff, we’ll slide over, you can have your seat back. Thanks, Norm!