The much anticipated Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar has finally opened at Disney Springs in Walt Disney World. I visited on September 22, mere hours after they opened to the public, to check out this new watering hole.
Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar is themed to the Indiana Jones films. Jock Lindsey, the bar’s namesake, was Jones’ pilot of choice. In the first movie, “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” Jock is seen fishing at the beginning as Jones runs to the plane to escape the Hovitos with the golden idol. He often flew with his pet snake Reggie, much to Jones’ chagrin.
According to the lore, several years after that, on an adventure to Florida to search for the Fountain of Youth, Jock spotted a small town he fell in love with. Later, Jock would settle in that town, setting up a hangar bar on the waterfront, and inviting members of the Society of Explorers and Adventurers to drink there.
Walking inside, my first thought is this place it definitely smaller on the inside than it looks. A third of the room is taken up by the bar, which appears to the right as you enter. There’s also the kitchen area hidden from sight. Behind the bar, on the wall, is a map showing Jock’s travels with Jones. Surrounding it are curio shelves filled with trinkets and souvenirs of those travels.
Opposite the bar is a wall of seating in what looks like a hollowed out section of an airplane. Additional cubby seating for a group is available in a small room inside a mock diving bell in the far corner from the door. There is also a row of narrow tables in the center of the room. Pretty much all the walls and even ceiling area are filled with more of Jock’s collection from his travels.
The majority of the available seating is actually outdoors. An expansive patio overlooking the lake offers about 10-15 tables. A nice focal point is the exterior of that diving bell room is visible to the outdoor patrons. The patio also has an outdoor bar, so you don’t have to compete with the interior guests for your drinks.
And that boat hanging on the side of the building that you may have seen from The Boathouse while everything was under construction? It has even more seating for guests. Padded bench-style seats wrap around the exterior of the boat, with small tables positioned every few feet.
As a longtime fan of the Indiana Jones movies, I really enjoyed touring around Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar and seeing all the details in the decor. There are even some Easter Eggs from the films. I found four of them during my walk. The only thing I didn’t like is they didn’t take the theme into the restrooms. The ladies restroom looked totally blah compared to the details of the rest of the bar.
Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar is open from 11:30am to midnight Sunday through Thursday, and until 1am Friday and Saturday. It doesn’t accept reservations, so you may have to wait for an available table during busy periods.
Since many of you may have to wait to visit Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar, I shot a P.O.V. video of what it’s like to first walk into the bar:
Are you looking forward to your first visit to Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar at Disney Springs?