The much-anticipated Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto has now soft opened at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort.

Located off the Great Ceremonial House, the themed lounge will serve exotic drinks and small plates in an intimate bar setting, while offering scenic views of the marina and Seven Seas Lagoon. The bar is based off of the original Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar at the Disneyland Hotel in Disneyland Resort, however it will reflect its new resort location in a Polynesian setting.

Special effects are activated when certain drinks are delivered.

The cocktails, available in Disney collectible Tiki mugs, are a mix of old and new. May of the drinks can be ordered without purchasing the collectible mug, however the Polynesian Pearl must be ordered in its specific vessel (By the way, keep a look out for the Black Pearl). Some of the drinks are also intended to be shared – such as the Nautilus and the Uh-Oa.

Only at Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto:

  • Polynesian Pearl
  • Nautilus
  • Castaway Crush
  • Tahitian Torch
  • Dark & Tropical Stormy

Favorites imported from Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar:

  • Krakatoa Punch
  • Uh-Oa!
  • HippopotoMai-Tai
  • Shrunken Zombie Head

Sam’s No-Booze Brews:

  • Schweitzer Fall
  • Skipper Sipper

Small bites at Trader Sam’s Grotto include chicken lettuce cups with hoisin ginger sauce; Hawaiian poke with Sriracha aioli and wonton chips; kalua pork tacos with shredded cabbage and pickled vegetables; pan-fried dumplings with soy-sesame dipping sauce; roasted chicken and pork pâté bánh mì sliders with pickled vegetables; salmon oshizushi (pressed sushi); corn-battered Portuguese sausages with curry ketchup, and a Headhunter Sushi Roll.

The lounge has 50 seats inside and 82 on the patio. No reservations are required. Grog Grotto is open from 4 p.m. to midnight daily.

Check out the vlog by our good friends at View From the Cheap Seats that features the drinks and effects: