GCH Craftsman Bar Set to Open Soon at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel

The walls are down at the GCH Craftsman Bar and it appears that we could see a soft-opening in the next day or two for the new poolside eatery at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa.


The bar features a small food menu, plus a full bar menu that includes several signature cocktails. Here is what they’ll be serving:

  • Craftsman’s Garden – Ilegal Mezcal Joven, lemon juice, and agave nectar [$15]
  • Pineapple Ginger Margarita – Patron Silver Tequila, nostrum pineapple turmeric ginger shrub, Cointreau, and lime juice (frozen or on the rocks) [$16]
  • Tamarind Margarita – El Jimador Silver Tequila, Cointreau Noir, lime juice, and liquid alchemist tamarindo (frozen or on the rocks) [$16]
  • Prickly Pear Rosé – Rosé wine, prickly pear puree, and lemon juice [$14]
  • Kombucha Cocktail – Tito’s Handmade Vodka, St. George Americano, lemon juice, simple syrup, and Suja Organic Pineapple Passionfruit Kombucha [$15]
  • Matcha Maker – St. George Botanivore Gin, Domaine de Conton Ginger Liqueur, lemon juice, cream, Aquafaba, and matcha [$16]
  • Bloody Mary – Grey Goose Vodka, Bloody Mary mix, muddled cucumber, and celery bitters [$15]
  • Cucumber Spritz – St-Germaine Elderflower Liqueur, Lillet Blanc, Maschio Prosecco Brut, lemon juice, simple syrup, and club soda [$14]
  • Paradisi Punch – Bacardi Grapefruit Rum, lime juice, orgeat (almond), and Combier Pamplermousse Rose Liqueur [$14]
  • Coco de Agua – Bacardi Superior Rum with Pineapple and Lime Juices, and Zico Coconut Water [$13]
  • Vanilla Mango Mule – Grey Goose La Vanilla Vodka, mango puree, lime juice, agave nectar, and ginger beer [$14]
  • Yuzu Daiquiri – Bacardi Superior Rum, Yuzuri Yuzu Liqueur, lime juice, and simple syrup [$16]
  • Banana Daiquiri – Flor de Caña Extra Seco 4 Yr Aged Rum, Giffard Banana Du Brésil Liqueur, and lime juice [$14]
  • Grand Mai Tai – Bacardi 8 Yr Aged Rum, Myer’s Original Dark Rum, Orange Curacao, orgeat (almond), and lime juice [$15]
  • Passion Fruit Mojito – Flor de Caña Extra Seco 4 Yr Aged Rum, Crème de Fruits de la Passion Liqueur, passion fruit syrup, lime juice, and club soda [$14.50]

There is also a selection of coffee cocktails and non-alcoholic specialty drinks.



The food menu features:

  • Avocado Toast – Soft burrata, pomegranate seeds, pomegranate drizzle, fried parsley, spiced rice paper, and grilled ciabatta bread [$16]
  • Cali Sliders – American Wagyu patty, oven-roasted tomato, vegetable relish, spiced hollandaise, Swiss, artichoke aioli, and pickled vegetables [$21]
  • Double-Baked Beef Nachos – Tortilla chips, melted cheese, bacon lardons, black beans, scallions, slivered jalapeño pepper, cilantro, queso fresco, guacamole, and crema [$21]
  • Maine Lobster Quesadilla – Flour tortilla, monterey jack, queso fresco, caramelized onions, roasted corn relish, sour cream, and spicy mayo [$23]
  • Shawarma Chicken Skewer – Arugula-fennel salad with radishes, roasted tomatoes, pita bread, lemon wedges, and tzatziki dip [$19]
  • Kimchee-Marinated Ahi Tuna Lettuce Cup – Tomatoes, onion, edamame, lime, lettuce leaves, and chile threads [$22]
  • Garlic-Soy-Glazed Chicken Wings – Fresno chile, togarashi spice, furikake, parlsey, carrot, and celery ribbons [$16]



We are also hearing that once the Craftsman Bar opens, White Water Snacks will introduce a new menu and undergo a name change to GCH Craftsman Grill.

The GCH Craftsman Bar & Grill are located on the east side of the pool, near the hotel’s entrance to Disney California Adventure.


Tom is the host and producer of the DIS Unplugged: Disneyland Edition podcast, plus Disneyland Editor of The DIS. He enjoys traveling with his wife and teenage son. At this point, their favorite destination is Alaska, with a FIFTH cruise there planned for the Summer of 2019. In his spare time he volunteers with Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts, and help found his son's former Cub Scout Pack. His favorite Disneyland attraction is Space Mountain.


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