GCH Craftsman Bar Opens at Disneyland’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

Disneyland Resort’s GCH Craftsman Bar is now open at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. The beautiful restaurant and poolside lounge invites guests to enjoy a casual, yet elegant, atmosphere seeped in rustic charm.

Outside view of GCH Craftsman Bar & Grill at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

Outside view of GCH Craftsman Bar & Grill at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

What’s happening:

  • The GCH Craftsman Bar at Disney Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa is now open.
  • The Disney Parks Blog shared photos and some fun facts about the new lounge that is adjacent one of the resort’s pools.
  • All Disneyland Resort guests are invited to visit GCH Craftsman Bar where they’ll enjoy a variety of tantalizing dishes and speciality beverage in a gorgeous setting.
  • Laughing Place’s Mike Celestino visited the restaurant and takes us on a video tour of GCH Craftsman Bar:

Fun Facts:

  • GCH Craftsman Bar features unique Arts & Crafts details and materials inspired by the Gamble House in Pasadena.
  • Some of the unique design elements include:
    • Signature clinker brick
    • Stone columns
    • A shady trellis

Outside seating GCH Craftsman Bar & Grill at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

Outside seating GCH Craftsman Bar & Grill at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

  • The design of the structure is also inspired by Gamble House’s original garage and its book store that features exposed rafters, shingled walls and wood accents.
  • An impressive tile mural featuring a wisteria vine was custom designed and hand-carved for GCH by an artist in Pasadena.
  • The Craftsman Bar marquee is a mix of stained glass, metal and wood, with the wisteria vine seamlessly woven across these multiple materials.

Meadow Gate details

Meadow Gate details

  • Beyond the restaurant itself, the gate leading to the pool was made by the same artist who originally created the Sun, Moon, and Arbor gates when the hotel opened.
  • The new Meadow Gate features celebrate nature in California with a quail, butterfly, honey bee, grasshopper and ladybugs.

Menu items from GCH Craftsman Bar & Grill at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

Menu items from GCH Craftsman Bar & Grill at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

Menu highlights:

Just a few weeks ago, Disney Parks Blog offered guests a first look at the menu designed for GCH Craftsman Bar that include such tasty offerings as:

  • Shareable dishes:
    • Double-Baked Beef Nachos
    • Maine Lobster Quesadilla
    • Black Truffle-Charred Cauliflower Grilled Cheese Sandwich
    • Artisanal Pizzas and Shawarma Chicken Skewers
  • Kids’ meals:
    • Six fun choices little ones will love
  • Desserts:
    • Root Beer Float
    • Waffle Churro Sundae
    • Salted Chocolate Chip Cookie Fingers
  • Beverages:
    • California wine
    • Local craft beer
  • Speciality cocktails:
    • Craftsman Garden Cocktail
    • Prickly Pear Rose
    • Pineapple Ginger Margarita
    • Kombucha Cocktail

White Water Snacks at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel

White Water Snacks at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel

  • Finally, what was formerly known as White Water Snacks has been renamed GCH Craftsman Grill.
  • Guests can enjoy quick and delicious bites for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • GCH Craftsman Grill also offers grab ‘n’ go fare, such as beverages, salads, snacks and sweets.
  • Please note: the GCH Craftsman Bar & Grill are open to the public. The hotel’s pool area is available only to resort guests with a designated wristband.
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