With so many Disney Springs restaurant choices, it can be tough to decipher which ones are worth your time and money. One of the biggest mistakes my readers make are skipping the West Side of Disney Springs (which I partially blame on the location of the Disney bus stop). I’m breaking down everything you need to know about the newest West Side restaurant, City Works Eatery & Pour House, in this complete review – you’ll go for the beer and stay for the good food.
City Works Eatery & Pour House Disney Springs Review
Our multi-generational vacations means that we’re always on the search to find Disney Dining options that will please everyone in our party, from age 3 – 65. We’re looking for family-friendly options that still offer delicious food. I’m always disappointed in heavily-themed restaurants for kids that have a lackluster menu. We need a restaurant where we can all dine together and has a menu that offers something for everyone. City Works Disney Springs surpassed all of our exceptions in so many ways.
Go from the parks to Disney Springs and stay comfortable when you dine at City Works. It’s a casual family-friendly restaurant that has a “come as you are” type feeling. They’ve got over 17 flat screen televisions and even a walk-up outdoor bar area. The 8600-square foot restaurant has a mix of high-top and regular tables alongside the sprawling bar area. Reservations are recommended, but you can walk up and place your name on the waitlist too.
City Works Eatery & Pour House Craft Beers & Drink Menu
If you’re a beer fan, there are over 90+ reasons to make a reservation. City Works offers over ninety local and global craft beers on tap, with several rotational choices for seasonal changes. If you can’t make up your mind, order a flight and give several a try. The bar staff was great at making food and beer pairings as well, if you need assistance.
If you’re not a beer fan, check out the craft cocktail menu. My Husband highly recommends the Burnt Orange Old Fashioned, which is a mix of Devil’s River Rye, Cointreau, charred syrup and orange bitters. The Cranberry Mojito is a close runner up as well.
City Works Eatery & Pour House Disney Springs Food
All of the “bar food” that you crave are available on the extensive all-American menu. The appetizer menu includes dips, wings, fried pickles and other classic favorites. We tried the Pretzel Bites and Cheese Curds. Since I knew City Works is based in the MidWest originally, I figured the cheese curds would be awesome – and they didn’t disappoint. When you’re enjoying draft beers, finger food just seems like a natural accompaniment.
Entree options range from handheld burgers, wraps and tacos, to classic dishes like steak or salmon. I enjoyed the Chicken Tinga tacos, which had great flavoring with the queso fresco and picked red onion on top. With three tacos, I did leave hungry.
Across the table from me, I was slightly envious of my Mom’s fresh Salmon entree – it really stole the show out of everything we ordered. The salmon is freshly prepared and seared on the outside without being dry. It’s served over a bed of fresh vegetables and a butternut squash puree.
One of the things I can always appreciate is a kids menu with items I know my kids will enjoy. City Works has a great kids menu with over eight different entree choices to pick from. My oldest enjoyed the Beef Tacos, while my youngest stuck with the classic Macaroni and Cheese. Everyone left happy and satisfied – which says a lot since we’re a big party.
City Works Disney Springs Covid-19 Precautions
Since the re-opening of Disney Springs in during summer of 2020, City Works has been diligent about ensuring the safety of their guests. Strict social distancing is enforced through spacing of guest seating. Hand sanitizers are available upon entering the restaurant and masks are required unless you’re sitting at your table. They hostess also asks if you’d like a bag for your mask while you dine, which is a nice and welcoming gesture.
There are a few high-top outdoor tables available near the City Works outdoor “Drinks To Go” bar area as well. All guests order from digital menus too.
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