A Brewery Visit to Big River Grille & Brewing Works at Walt Disney World Resort

I've been enjoying visits to Big River Grille & Brewing Works for a long time. This Walt Disney World microbrewery and restaurant are located in the heart of Disney's Boardwalk Resort.
Brews with Views

I've been to Big River Grille & Brewing Works many times; a couple of times while on vacation and now as a local. 

The draw for me is fresh beer on the patio taking in the view of the Boardwalk. 

They offer a number of house brews; some of which have won awards. If you’re having trouble deciding on a beer, it’s always fun to get a flight and try a few. I’m partial to the Rocket Red Ale, but I also like to see what seasonal beer they have on tap. The brewmaster has a bit more freedom with the seasonal beers and I have found them to be quite good.
craft beer on the patio at Big River Grille & brewing at walt disney world
Always fun at night to people watch

I enjoy the beer at Big River, but the food is not on par with the beer. It’s certainly not bad; it’s just the menu lacks creativity. You’ll find “typical” bar eats here. We usually end up with nachos, Caesar salad & sandwiches. It's a nice place to go with teens who like "bar" food over the adult menus at so many Disney restaurants.
Nachos at big river grille at disney's boardwalk
They have host special beer tapping parties about every couple of months. These events were a fun way to check out the brewery and chat with other local beer geeks. We've become friends with some of the regulars that make it out to these tastings. It's a great deal too since the beers are just $3 for the tapping and they have been pairing the beers with complimentary food that pairs with it. Follow their Facebook Page for upcoming tastings.
beermosa at big river grille & brewing at walt disney world
 Beermosa 🍊🍺
fish tacos at big river grille at walt disney world
Fish Tacos

Disney's Boardwalk is one of my happy places. I love taking in the view and if you can enjoy some beers on the patio, it's pretty sweet. I like to visit late afternoon before the dinner crowd. You can get in a couple of beers and enjoy the parks or the activities around the Boardwalk
View From Big River Grille & Brewing Works at Walt Disney World Resort
The View From the Patio is a Visual Delight

Disney's been stepping up their craft beer selection. Most of them are still very expensive for this local, but I feel that when I'm at Big River I'm getting a fresh beer brewed right at Disney for a good price, I think it may be the best craft beer deal at Disney. The added view is a nice bonus👌

Beers are Perfect on the Patio

City: Orlando
Location: Walt Disney World's Boardwalk Resort
My Favorite Beer: Beermosa
Guest Taps or Bottles: No
Their Beer Sold in Cans or Bottles: No
Crowlers: No
Food: ✔
Patio: ✔
Bar vs Patio: Beers on the patio.
Kids: ✔
Dogs: No
Tours: No
Visits: 20+
Setting: Walt Disney World
Vibe: Located on Walt Disney World Property this brewery attracts many tourists and folks in town for conventions.
What I Enjoy: Beers on the patio with a great view of Disney's Boardwalk.
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Editor's Note: This post was originally published in November 2015 and has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.