We always love to try new places when we visit Walt Disney World, and Disney Springs certainly has no shortage of new restaurants, but each time we visit we find ourselves drawn back to one of our favorites: Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar.
If you haven’t been before, Jock Lindsey’s is a nerdy and quirky themed bar located in The Landing area of Disney Springs. The story is that Jock Lindsey (that guy with the airplane from the beginning of Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark) settled down in Florida after searching for the fountain of youth, and opened a bar. Everything about Jock Lindsey’s fits the story, from the airplane hangar exterior, to the aircraft parts used to construct seating areas, to the crazy collection of stuff scattered throughout the bar. It remains one of our favorite places to hunt for hidden secrets and references.
On our last visit, we did opt to sit outside since we hadn’t done so before. There’s a wrap-around deck full of outdoor seating, and although these is less detail than the inside seating, there’s a nice view of the water and the shoreline of the rest of Disney Springs.
Of course, Jock Lindsey’s is also well worth a visit for their food and drinks. The pilot’s logbook (er, menu) lists the drink offerings along with notes from Jock Lindsey detailing his travels. On this visit I opted for a Hovito Mojito, refreshing and not overly sweet, though I think the Anything Goes may still be my favorite. My sister got the Cool-Headed Monkey, a sweeter, fruity drink that we’ve enjoyed in the past.
We were there around lunchtime and so planned to share a couple of appetizers at Jock Lindsey’s as lunch. We ordered the Fraulein’s Flatbread, which is topped with spiced shrimp, bacon, arugula, roasted tomatoes and basil pesto. It was flavorful, a little bit spicy, and with plenty of shrimp and bacon.
There are also sometimes appetizer specials, and this time they were offering what they called Nacho Picchu, an impressive mountain of nachos topped with chicken, pico de gallo, avocado sour cream, jalapenos, and cheese. Not the most unique menu item we’ve ever seen, but they were good nachos and were definitely enough for lunch.
Jock Lindsey’s is still one of our favorite places at Disney Springs, and a great place to grab a bite or just a couple of drinks while enjoying the unusual décor.
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