Get ready to raise a glass at the Happiest Place on Earth: Disneyland’s first brewery has already had its successful soft opening and is now officially open as of Jan. 16! In true Disney fashion, it is epic.
The new Ballast Point Brewpub at Downtown Disney District is officially open and serving up popular San Diego-based brew label Ballast Point. The brewery features 4,000-square-feet of glass-enclosed bar and restaurant space, as well as a 3,000-square-foot outdoor beer garden with “cabana-style seating,” perfect for crowd watching as you relax with a meal.
The brewpub will be open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to midnight serving up a delicious, family-friendly menu curated by Executive Sous Chef Joey Lerma. And of course, beer. Lots of beer. The 100 tap lines will offer “more than fifty styles of Ballast Point’s adventurous beer” including some Downtown Disney exclusive brews.
“The new Ballast Point brewpub offers a family friendly environment with features designed to appeal to all visitors [including] a dedicated children’s menu with favorites like Crispy Chicken Tenders, Corn Tortilla Quesadilla and Grilled Cheese,” said President Ben Dollard.
Not only is the restaurant kid-friendly, but it is also hoping to help those less fortunate by donating one dollar of every $10 kids meal sold to No Kid Hungry.
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Ballast Point in Downtown Disney has soft opened, with an official opening date of January 16! Here is some info about the menu: . 🌮 The Soyrizo and Roasted Cauliflower Tacos are vegan by default! Initially my server said that there was egg in the aioli, but I was able to confirm with a chef that it is actually a vegan aioli. 🍔 The Impossible burger is on the menu. Omit the cheese and ask for a lettuce wrap. The brioche bun contains dairy. 🥗 The Impossible Lettuce cups look like they should be vegan, but our server told us that they mix the impossible meat filling with eggs and honey, and that it wasn't possible to make a batch without them. . All of Ballast Point's beers are listed on Barnivore as vegan except for their cream ale. I also saw one on the menu with honey, so watch out for that. It appears that they never use isinglass. . Please note that there is some controversy around Impossible Foods. Please do your own research to decide if it's something you're comfortable with. . Lastly, I would kindly ask that if you feel like these options should be better (I am a bit disappointed that they don't have a vegan bun), please direct those sentiments to Ballast Point (go to their website and write them an email there), instead of complaining to me about it, since I have no power over the menu, I'm just trying to be helpful by showing you the options 😉
Call (714) 687-9813 to confirm regular opening hours and days.
Featured photo: Courtesy Ballast Point Brewing Co.