REVIEW: Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar Introduces Happy Hour and Seasonal Food & Drink Specials

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Now, don’t adjust your computer or phone just yet, the title of this review does include the term “Happy Hour” and it is for a Disney-owned and operated restaurant. No, this is not clickbait and it isn’t a rumor, it actually currently exists.

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Now, we have taken quite a few “review” trips to Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar at Disney Springs since it opened last year. There was the first round of menu changes in May, followed by the radical menu changes in July, with the latter injuring the menu quite harshly. Jock’s opened with a lot of promise: souvenir mugs, good food, good drinks, collectible coasters, and an Indiana Jones theme. Sadly, the mug production issues (The Anything Goes still doesn’t exist), the sudden cease in the creation of more coasters, the removal of all of the themed drink stirrers, and the demolition of the original menu’s highlights have sort of killed the buzz around this once red-hot establishment.

In an effort to bring some life back to Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar, two menu changes have been made. Recently, both a Happy Hour menu and a Seasonal Offerings menu were introduced at the bar, so we just had to go and check it out.

Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar Happy Hour & Seasonal Offerings Menu

Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar Happy Hour & Seasonal Offerings Menu
Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar Happy Hour & Seasonal Offerings Menu

Happy Hour is offered Monday through Friday, from 3PM until 6:30PM, offering 3 new appetizers, as well as slightly discounted beer pitchers, wines and cocktails. And yes, the reoccurring price on the menu seems to be seven…

Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar Happy Hour & Seasonal Offerings Menu
Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar Happy Hour & Seasonal Offerings Menu

The seasonal specials menu currently offers Autumn flavors in both food and drinks.

Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar – Drink Specials

Autumn Smash ($7)
Autumn Smash ($7.75)

Before you even ask, yes, they all came in the same silly, slanted glass. I really liked the Autumn Smash a lot, but it got hard to drink towards the bottom as the cinnamon settled down there.

Autumn Smash ($7)
Autumn Smash ($7.75)
Cubra-Libre ($7)
Cubra-Libre ($7)

I had never had a Cubra-Libre before, but it is probably the only drink we tried yesterday that I would try again. It was very smooth with little no to no alcohol taste.

Cubra-Libre ($7)
Cubra-Libre ($7)
Screwdriver ($7)
Screwdriver ($7)

The screwdriver was fairly standard, not much for my taste.

Smoking Bullet ($8.50)
Smoking Bullet ($8.50)

The Smoking Bullet is passable as well, but not something I would order over a Reggie’s Revenge or Anything Goes.

Belloq’s Bacon Fries ($7)

Belloq's Bacon Fries ($7)
Belloq’s Bacon Fries ($7)

I will say I enjoyed these a lot, even though they were a little skimpy on the toppings. At one pint, you may say to yourself, “Where’s the cheese? Oh, I guess that’s it.” The portion isn’t huge, but if you’re going to eat here and really like steak fries, this may not be a bad option. I’d probably still stick with the “not-as-good-now” Rolling Boulder Sliders and the Air Pirate’s Pretzels, but these are at least worth your consideration for being no less than 5.4 billion times better than the Plaza Loaded Fries.

Belloq's Bacon Fries ($7)
Belloq’s Bacon Fries ($7)

Jock’s Loaded Nachos ($7)

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One of the more (if not most) generic dishes I’ve ever had at a Disney bar and lounge, the nachos are just your everyday, run of the mill nachos. It’s a small portion nd chips aren’t particularly good, but if you really must have nachos, these will do the trick I suppose.

Classified X-3 Chicken Wings ($7)

Classified X-3 Chicken Wings ($7)
Classified X-3 Chicken Wings ($7)

The one real winner on the Happy Hour menu is the wings. These were perfect in every way. The chili garlic glaze has a nice kick to it, but there is still plenty of flavor as well. I highly recommend these as they might very well be my favorite thing on any portion of the Jock Lindsey’s menu.

Junior’s Thanksgiving Flatbread ($14)

Junior's Thanksgiving Flatbread ($14)
Junior’s Thanksgiving Flatbread ($14)

Thew often overrated Earl of Sandwich has made quite a bit of change selling a holiday sandwich which combines all of the flavors of a Thanksgiving meal, so why not try to replicate it on a flatbread? This is why, this is why you wouldn’t replicate it on a flatbread. There was no reason for this to be a flatbread. Also none of the flavors blend well on here, with or without the bread underneath. Did anyone in the kitchen try this as a whole, or just individual pieces of it? I wouldn’t recommend this under any circumstances, but I suppose it was still better than the Pizzafari Cheeseburger Flatbread, if that means anything.

OVERALL

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In its heyday (so Fall 2015-Spring 2016), I would visit Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar on a weekly basis. Since July, this is the first time I have been in the place and I am reminded why. The frustrating cuts in quality, the unceremonious destruction of the original menu, and the fact that 1, maybe 2 of the 5 new menu items were of any value really tells the story of the problems with this place currently. I used to rank this over Trader Sam’s at the Polynesian, but with their recent menu changes, I think Sam’s is now far superior. Sam’s always had a better drink menu, but Jock’s had the better food. This has completely switched over the last 3 months.

Jock Lindsey’s is not where I would choose to eat or drink at Disney Springs. I would much rather grab a bite a Blaze Pizza, the BOATHOUSE, or D-Luxe Burger, then maybe grab a drink at Homecoming, Morimoto Asia, or even Splitsville.

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Tom Corless

Tom has been regularly visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort from the time he was 4 months old. While he has made countless visits in the last 28 years, he did not become a truly active member in the Disney fan community until the summer of 2007, when he decided to launch the WDW News Today website and podcast. Tom has since become an Orlando-local and is a published author on Walt Disney World.

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  • “I had never had a Cubra-Libre (sic) before, but it is probably the only drink we tried yesterday that I would try again. It was very smooth with little no to no alcohol taste.”

    If it had little to no alcohol taste, it wasn’t properly made. It just means they went stingy on the rum. Is like a Caipirinia that tastes just like lemonade or a Long Island Ice Tea with little to no alcohol taste.

    Just sayin’

  • I don’t get the point of the menu. Is it to eat or to snack? It clearly is a bar so you drink and snack. It’s way overpriced for a bar since the idea is cheaper appetizers to have more drinks. You can’t leave this place without spending at least $30 each person and you’ll be out that amount in the first round. This is why I don’t buy drinks anymore. I’d rather mix my own cocktails and buy a six-pack for the same price of one drink at any bar.

  • Seven?!?!?! You know actually what they need is a new food truck. They can call it Bill McKim’s Test Truck. The front can be made to look like it was in a head on collision.

    • It’s a Cuba Libre–though that’s Tom’s mistake, too. At least for me, a rum & coke is just that, rum and coke, while a Cuba Libre also has lime juice. The odd thing is that someone who goes to bars as often as Tom seems too wouldn’t have had one before. I’ve considered it a kind of starter cocktail that most everyone tries early in adulthood.