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Captain’s Grille is Becoming Ale & Compass Restaurant, Gastropub for Yacht Club Resort

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When Captain’s Grille returns in October 2017, it will become Ale & Compass Restaurant, a gastropub.

A whole new Ale & Compass concept will debut at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort in October, when the lobby bar & lounge is transformed with a new interior and expands to 58 seats, offering a new menu of classic cocktails and light bites. But the biggest change is the adjacent Captain’s Grille, which becomes Ale & Compass Restaurant.

The Ale & Compass Restaurant menu is still in the works, but the re-imagined restaurant will have a gastropub ambience with New England-inspired comfort food, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. An on-stage hearth oven is the focal point. Décor is inspired by the cozy warmth of a lighthouse, as a comforting respite from the outside world. The casual, table-service restaurant will be on the Disney Dining Plan.

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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 really like the fact that Disney World is focusing a little more on the lounge/bar areas to appeal to some of the “of age” guests. When I visit having some drinks at highly themed bars and lounges is one of my favorite parts of the trip. You don’t get that kind of theming anywhere else.

    • Totally agree. We absolutely love it too … and the Boardwalk area is a great fit for this. It really offers a nice option for a more adult crowd … between Disney Springs and announcements like this, it’s clear that lounge options are a priority at Disney, and that’s great.

  • Very excited for this…love the idea of a Gastropub. But PLEASE, PLEASE don’t get rid of the braised short ribs with the corn risotto, it is our favorite meal while at Disney!!!!