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Disney's Polynesian Village Resort


There is good news and bad news about the Barefoot Pool Bar at the Polynesian Resort. The good news is that it’s one of the few pool bars worth spending time at. The bad news is that they’ll eventually close for the evening, and you’ll have to leave.

The Barefoot Bar is located right next to the volcano pool (a great place for a pool bar), which itself has a fantastic location along the Polynesian’s gorgeous white sand beach. From the several tables and many chairs near the pool and bar, you can absorb the stunning vista of the pool, beach, Seven Seas Lagoon, Grand Floridian Resort, and the spires of Cinderella Castle off in the distance.

Unfortunately some of that sweeping view is affected by the DVC bungalows, but it doesn’t ruin it by any means. In the evening hours, you can also enjoy the Electrical Water Pageant and the Magic Kingdom fireworks. Unlike most pool bars, Barefoot often stays open until after the fireworks are over.

Another surprise here is that even the menu has a few bonuses in addition to the standard Disney bar menu. The Lapu Lapu, Island Sunset, and Tropical Macaw cocktails served in the Tambu Lounge are available at the Barefoot Bar. Sadly, the Lapu Lapu does not come in a pineapple, but the ingredients are the same. There is no food available here.

In a vacuum, the Barefoot Bar is a pretty boring, ersatz tiki- themed bar near the pool. When you turn around and look at the view though, it is anything but boring. That alone makes this a wonderful spot for a nice tropical drink, especially during the fireworks.