AbracadaBar At Disney’s Boardwalk

We always make a point to pencil in time for drinks at AbracadaBar, located on Walt Disney World’s Boardwalk, when staying in that resort area. It is one of our favorite uniquely themed bars in all of Disney!

Speaking of theming, it starts at the door! Open sesame…

Travel back in time to the golden age of magic as you step inside this curious cocktail lounge.  Formerly the stomping grounds for famous magicians, local illusionists and the loveliest of magician’s assistants, AbracadaBar gives interested onlookers and aficionados of alcoholic beverages alike a glimpse—and perhaps a taste—of another time and place.

According to boardwalk lore, prestidigitators would gather here after nearly every show, often staying up all night as they attempted to out-charm each other with extraordinary tricks before gathering at the bar to conjure up new cocktails.  But then, just as soon as it had appeared, the secret lounge vanished into thin air, never to be seen again… until today!

The Special Edition of The Boardwalk Bugle hanging on the wall of AbracadaBar tells the story of the mysterious night in 1940 when this strange happening occurred.

The lounge is tiny, but you can easily lose track of time exploring every nook and cranny filled with the props and memorabilia of the magicians and illusionists that once frequented the establishment. You can see in this July 2020 photo that capacity has been reduced and seating is appropriately distanced.

The drink menu is enchanting and unique, unlike the standard bar menu found around most of the rest of the resort.  You will find a selection of Enchanting Elixirs, Curious Concoctions, Worldly Wines and Baffling Beers.

Here are a few of our favorites from over the years… Pepper’s Ghost, a mix of Ciroc Pineapple Vodka and Habanero Lime.  It is interesting and delicious.  The Parlor Trick -composed of Four Roses Small Batch Bourbon, simple syrup, and a splash of soda water – one Honey enjoys.

The purple drink is The Conjurita, a delicious margarita. Honey didn’t deviate from his stand-by, the Parlor Trick.

Of course, they also have zero proof options as well!

There are three options for bar bites and we made a dinner for four out of them on our last visit. Salumi, margarita pizza and truffle fries. You definitely come here for the drinks and ambiance, but the food was fine too.

We always enjoy playing cards at Disney, especially in such a “magical” environment.

Be sure to explore all of the fascinating details tucked in every corner.  The wallpaper and cards with hidden Mickey’s are favorites…

… as well as the bookshelves brimming with a collection of books, tricks, props and curiosities.  On the bottom shelf here you will see a photo of Walt. And, I know it is hard to see, the two drawers on the bottom say “bedknobs” and “broomsticks”.

Even the bathrooms are worth a visit.  A subway style tile notes the way to the stage.  And, if you listen closely, you just might be able to hear the lingering sounds of a magician’s show and applause near the Stage Door.

We thoroughly enjoy Abracadabar.  It is small inside and, while children are welcome, it was quiet and dark and had a very adult atmosphere.  There are really only drinks and some light snacks so I wouldn’t recommend trying to make a whole night of this lounge.  

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