An establishment at Disney World is closing its doors forever on Sunday, and it was the only location of its kind anywhere at the Central Florida Disney Resort.
Disney World’s theme parks feature a variety of dining venues–quick-service and table-service–where guests can stop by and grab a quick bite or take time to sit down and enjoy a meal alone or with family and friends. In fact, there are more than 400 dining venues across The Walt Disney World Resort, meaning that there truly is something for everyone–even the pickiest eater.
But those dining venues aren’t confined to only Disney World’s four theme parks. In fact, guests can find various eateries, including food trucks, quick-service locations, table-service locations, pubs, and other venues at Disney World Resort hotels and at the Disney Springs shopping, dining, and entertainment district.
Some of those venues have been at Disney World for decades, while others are brand-new. But in recent years, guests have had to endure the closures of several of the restaurants located at the Central Florida Disney resort for various reasons.
Now, another venue has announced its closure, and it’s happening nearly immediately.
Big River Grille, the only brewpub at the Walt Disney World Resort, is closing its doors forever at the end of business on Sunday, January 21.
Located along Disney’s Boardwalk, Big River Grille first opened to guests in 1996, and for decades, the venue has invited guests to “enjoy handcrafted drafts and mouth-watering fare at the only working brewpub at Walt Disney World Resort.”
Guests were welcome to “take a seat in the indoor dining area or relax on the waterfront outdoor patio as you enjoy sumptuous twists on American pub grub classics, like barbecued ribs served with white cheddar mashed potatoes. The children’s menu features kid-friendly fare like hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, pasta and grilled cheese. Pair your meal with one of the award-winning, handcrafted beers brewed on the premises.”
The establishment boasted a vast selection of alcoholic beverages, including wines, margaritas, and specialty cocktails, and also featured a kid-friendly menu with choices like hamburgers, hot dogs, and grilled cheese.
Big River Grille will serve guests through Sunday, January 21, and close its doors forever that evening. It has been a guest-favorite spot on Disney’s Boardwalk for years, and Disney has reportedly confirmed that beginning on Monday, January 22, food trucks will arrive near the venue’s location to ensure guests have multiple options when it comes to deciding on lunch and dinner at the Boardwalk.