Disneyland’s Downtown Disney District is in a moment of change. The shopping and dining district is being enhanced with an ambitious, promenade-wide transformation in 2018. Multiple new venues and significant refurbishments will be coming, resulting in a fresh, one-of-a-kind Disney experience.
One of those changes was announced today; the San Diego-based brewer Ballast Point will open its first Orange County location later this year. Ballast Point pairs its award-winning beers with an extensive menu of Southern California cuisine. Along with its beers, the restaurant’s menu will also offer a taste of San Diego with some of its most popular dishes from its brew pubs, including Baja-style fish tacos and a house-made pretzel with beer mustard. Similar to Ballast Point’s brewing philosophy, the kitchen will only source the best possible ingredients, including steroid and antibiotic-free proteins, line-caught fish and local produce when available. The kitchen will feature a seasonally inspired menu, with a focus on cuisine that not only pairs well with the vast selection of beers, but incorporates them in the recipes. Ballast Point at Disneyland will also offer a children’s menu, along with gluten-free and vegetarian options for guests.
Adding to its uniqueness for the Downtown Disney District is that this will be the first-ever on-site brewery. The location will be family-friendly, offering an outdoor patio and large-party, cabana style seating, and visitors 21+ can enjoy many of Ballast Point’s iconic beers including its flagship option as well as exclusive, custom, limited-edition beers available only at the Downtown Disney location.
“As one of Southern California’s premier brewers, for the team at Ballast Point, we couldn’t be more honored to work with such an icon in our great state and become the first brewer at Downtown Disney,” said Marty Birkel, president of Ballast Point Brewing Company. “We hope SoCal locals and visitors alike will enjoy the wonderful atmosphere, seasonal cuisine, and good cheer (and beer) of our signature tap room experience that we plan to bring to Disney.”
Construction is scheduled to begin soon. Ballast Point will be located across from Catal Restaurant and Uva Bar.