Nomad Lounge at Animal Kingdom can offer a break when you need it! And it’s usually just the kind of place we’re looking for to get away from the crowds, heat, and chaos. If you’re in need of a little break and want a cool drink and snack for you and the kids, here are a few things to know about Nomad Lounge.
Nomad Lounge Appetizers and Drinks
This little hut of a bar can be found on the pathway into Pandora, right next to Tiffins. Purposefully out-of-the-way, you even get access to a cute patio deck that overlooks some water, on Discovery River and greenery. The perfect spot to lounge away from it all. Seriously, this is our idea of an oasis. Check out our Nomad Lounge Tour for everything you can see while taking a break at this Disney lounge.
If visiting during the afternoon before the bar crowd descends visiting with kids is always a good idea. The lounge opens at 11 AM and serves a variety of teas, small bites, and snacks that could hold you over until a larger meal.
Nomad Lounge Atmosphere
The atmosphere at Nomad is rustic and filled with adventure. A little dark, a little cool, this place feels like it’s fresh out of a classy adventure flick from the 1940’s. Think Indiana Jones in Africa.
Nomad Lounge Menu
The menu at Nomad Lounge is Appetizers and Drinks. It’s literally a watering hole to hang out in until your next meal, or a great place for a nightcap before heading back to your resort. Plan on a wide array of amazing specialty cocktails. And you’ll find little Beef Sliders, Truffle Poutine, Bread Service, and a few other small plates. It’s not a ton of food but enough.
Nomad Lounge Kid-Friendly Options
While there are appetizing things on the Nomad Lounge Menu kiddies will surely eat, we stuck with a couple fun drinks and churros. Mainly because you can always tell a place by their ability to fry up some dough in the shape of a tube and cover it in sugar. The fun Kid-Friendly Non-Alcoholic Drinks Selection was superb! A variety of sodas and teas mixed with tropical flavors was a great refresher. Note, some of the flavors are pretty strong for little ones, so stick to the flavors you know if hesitant. We got the beautiful Balinese Breeze ( the red drink) and the Zingiber Fizzie ( the yellow drink).
- 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 and Hibiscus, Lime Juice and Soda Water
The churros here were great. You get 5, in a tiny basket with on-theme parchment newspaper. The vanilla sauce is not super sweet, but just the right amount of flavors for a light treat.
Nomad Lounge Appetizer and Snacks Review
So, if you were a little curious about this small little place on your way into Pandora, hopefully, this post has helped a bit. Know that you are absolutely allowed in with kids ( we saw many parents taking a break with strollers). That there are lounge chairs, a bar and tables, and even a cozy quiet porch area overlooking nature outback. Definitely a place we’ll want to explore a little more when next we visit. If you’ve stopped by, let us know what you loved!
Rochelle Mariah is a writer, designer and photographer with an MLIS in Information Science and a B.S. in Arch and Design. Determined to make Planning a DIY Disney Vacation easier she makes lots of lists and drinks lots of coffee. When not designing apparel at Polka Dot Pixie Shop, she's watching old movies and planning the holidays. She has been traveling to Disney destinations since 2010.