Since it’s opening in 2017 the Nomad Lounge has become our favorite WDW Theme Park Lounge!
The Nomad Lounge is co-located with Tiffins restaurant on Animal Kingdom’s Discovery Island, right on the way to Pandora – World of AVATAR.
This lounge is highly themed (as is the restaurant) with a Tibetan feel, though Disney describes it as drawing inspiration from around the globe.
Borrowing research heavily from Disney’s Imagineers exploratory trips when researching for the Animal Kingdom theme park.
Decorating, drinks, and bar snacks are all part of the theme.
The menu begins with this welcome message: “Welcome Travelers, to the Nomad Lounge, a place to share stories about travel and adventure”
If you’d care to leave memories of your travels behind, Disney will gladly sell you a “mini-banner” to write your experiences on. They will then hang it over the bar. 85 percent of the price will be donated to the Disney Conservation Fund.
Atmosphere – A Cool Oasis
I just love stepping into this wonderfully cool lounge from the intense Florida heat! It’s cool and comfortable. Always a relaxing experience.
There is a good sized bar, sporting 10 chairs and ample comfortable seating scattered around.
The atmosphere is relaxed and quite.
For cooler days there is a shady porch outside that wraps around the lounge with couches and chairs surrounded by water and greenery.
The menu represents world travel with drinks made with exotic ingredients that make you think of far off lands.
Lamu Libation – Starr African Rum, Cruzan Banana Rum, Guava Purée, with Orange, Lime, and Pineapple Juices topped with Gosling’s 151 Rum
BBD Tast Test: The Lambu Libation is a thick and fruity with a pulpy feel from the Purée. You can taste the banana and other fruits. The 15 on top makes for a strong finish if you don’t mix it in!
Spice Trader Classic – Hayman’s Old Tom Gin, Dolin Vermouth Blanc, Lemon Juice, and Strawberries topped with Soda Water
Annapurna Zing – Bombay Sapphire East Gin, Passion Fruit Purée, Mint, Simple Syrup, and Lime Juice topped with Ginger Beer and a glowing Lotus Flower
Dalang’s Delight – Starr African Rum, Batavia-Arrack van Oosten, Vander Hum Tangerine Liqueur, Mountain Berry Tea, Simple Syrup, and Lemon Juice
Tempting Tigress – Russell’s Reserve 10yr Bourbon, St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram, Tamarind Syrup, and Lime Juice
Night Monkey – Bacardi Gran Reserva Maestro Rum, Guava Purée, Coffee Simple Syrup, and Lime Juice with a hint of Cilantro
Mustang Coffee – Crown Royal, Brown Sugar, and Butter with hot Coffee
Leaping Lizard – Malibu Pineapple Rum and Augusta Cachaça with Orange, Passion Fruit, and Mango Juices
Sinaloa Sangria – A South American Sangria made with Miquel Torres Rosé Wine, Barsol Quebranta Pisco, and fresh Fruit
Boto-Rita – Zignum Reposado Mezcal, Combier Grapefruit Liqueur, Guava Purée, and Lime Juice
Hightower Rocks – Casa Dragones Blanco Tequila, Watermelon, Sweet-and-Sour, and Lime Juice
Snow Leopard Salvation – Snow Leopard Vodka, Belle de Brillet Pear Liqueur, Mint, and Lime Juice topped with Ginger Beer
Jenn’s Tattoo – Ketel One Vodka, Watermelon, Hibiscus, and Lime Juice
The Nomad Lounge (including the attached Tiffins) is one of the three locations on Disney World property where you can find Kungaloosh Spiced Excursion Ale (a throwback to Pleasure Island’s Adventurer Club). The others being: The Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen & The Thirsty River Bar.
Kungaloosh Spiced Excursion Ale Draft – USA
Modelo Especial Lager Draft – Mexico
First Magnitude Wakulla Hefeweizen Draft – USA
Tampa Bay Old Elephant Foot IPA Draft – USA
Chang Lager – Thailand
Sapporo Black Lager –Japan (22-oz can)
Dogfish Head `Namaste´Whitbeir – USA
Model Negra – Mexico
Tiger Lager – Singapore
Singha Lager – Thailand
First Magnitude 72 Pale Ale – USA
Tusker Premium Lager – Kenya
Savannah Dry Premium Cider – South Africa
Pascual Toso Brut, Argentina
Graham Beck Brut Rosé, Western Cape
Don Rodolfo Moscato, Mendoza
Raats ‘Original’ Chenin Blanc, Stellenbosch
Matetic EQ Sauvignon Blanc, Casablanca Valley
Zuccardi Q Chardonnay, Valle de Uco
Concho y Toro ‘Gran Reserva’ Chardonnay, Colchagua Valley
Alta Limay ‘Select’ Pinot Noir Patagonia
Painted Wolf ‘The Den’ Pinotage, Western Cape
Don Miguel Gascón Malbec, Mendoza
Spice Route ‘Chakalaka’ Red Blend, Swartland
Kaiken ‘Terroir Series’ Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendoza
Concha y Toro ‘Marques de Casa Concha’ Cabernet Sauvignon, Maipo Valley
Zingiber Fizzie – Passion Fruit Purée, Mint, Simple Syrup, and Lime Juice topped with Ginger Beer
Balinese Breeze – Mountain Berry Tea, Simple Syrup, Lemon Juice
Happy Macaque – Guava Purée, Coffee Simple Syrup, and Lime Juice with a hint of Cilantro
Kiama Mamma – Watermelon and Sprite
Lilly Gorill-ie – Strawberry and Sprite
Hibiscus Henna – Watermelon, Hibiscus, and Lime Juice topped with Soda Water
Tealeaves Passion Fruit Vanilla Flavored Iced Tea
Joffrey’s Coffee Indonesian Blend – Press Pot
Joffrey’s Coffee 100% Ethiopia Natural (Single Origin) – Press Pot
Joffrey’s Coffee Shade Grown Sumatra Espresso
Joffrey’s Coffee Shade-Grown Sumatra – Single Origin – Espresso, Cappuccino, and Latte
Chicken Satay – Spicy Peanut Sauce, Cucumber Salad – $10.00
Tuna Poke Bowl – Seaweed Salad, Edamame, Chili-Mango – $14.00
Grass-fed Beef Sliders – Tomato-Pear Jam served with Yucca Fries -$16.00
Smoked Pork Ribs – Sweet Soy-glaze, Toasted Sesame – $10.00
Chef’s House-made Charcuterie Board – Selection of Cured and Smoked Meats – $17.00
Selection of Artisanal Cheeses – Chef’s Selection of Accoutrements – $16.00
Tiffins Signature Bread Service – Tadka, Smoked Baba Ghanoush, Blatjang – $11.00
Beef and Truffle Poutine – Truffle Tremor Cheese, French Fries, Crispy Onions, Black Truffle Salt – $15.00
Vegetarian Sliders – Impossible™ Burger, Chipotle Aïoli, Yucca Fries – $15.00
Churros – Vanilla Crema, Chili-Strawberry – $9.00
The Disney Drink Blog rates the Nomad Lounge as the Best Drink Location in Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
Try it, we guarantee that it will become your favorite base camp on your journeys through the Animal Kingdom!
Open starting at 11:30 am
Here are the Disney Discounts that are available at the Nomad Lounge
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Check out our Disney Drinks and Dining Discounts Page to learn more about all of these different discounts.
Note: Disney is always innovating with their menus and as such our listings are subject to change in availability and price.
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