Thirsty River Bar at Walt Disney World

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After facing the infamous yeti of the Himalayas, enjoy a refreshing drink at the Thirsty River Bar.


Guests will find the Thirsty River Bar in Disney’s Animal Kingdom’s Asia. This bar is close to the popular attraction Expedition Everest and the Anandapur Ice Cream Truck.

Quick Service or Table Service?

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The Thirsty River Bar is a Quick Service dining location. This means Guests can walk up to the bar without needing a reservation. This bar is open from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., allowing Guests to get a refreshing beverage throughout their Park day.

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The Thirsty River Bar shares the rustic feel of the surrounding village. Across from the bar, Guests can enjoy scenic views of Discovery River and the Tree of Life. This bar offers a great atmosphere to relax with a cocktail and take in the environment of Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Menu Options

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The menu at the Thirsty River Bar offers signature cocktails, beverages, beers, and wine. Cocktail favorites include the Himalayan Ghost with Snow Leopard Vodka, guava, and Minute Maid Premium Lemonade, the Yeti Sunset with Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey and Strawberry and Lychee Lemonade, and the Avalanche Frozen Blue Margarita with Jose Cuervo Gold Tequila, Blue Curaçao, ginger, Sweet-And-Sour, and lime juice. We recommend the Pink Lotus made with Monin Wild Strawberry, lychee, and Minute Maid Premium Lemonade for a fun nonalcoholic beverage choice.

The menu also features beers like Kona Hanalei Island IPA and Safari Amber. Wine offerings feature an Excelsior Cabernet Sauvignon and a Demorgenzon DMZ Chardonnay. For the complete menu, Guests can visit the My Disney Experience app.

Dining Tips

While relaxing with a drink, keep an eye on the Discovery River, and you may see the Discovery Island Drummers Flotilla or some of your favorite characters on a Discovery River Cruise.

About Megan Losey

As a Disney foodie, I love writing about Disney food and snacks. Some of my favorites are the Carrot Cake Cookie from Trolley Car Cafe, the Mickey Beignets from Port Orleans French Quarter, and the Apple Blossom from Port Orleans Riverside. When I'm visiting the parks, you can find me on Main Street taking in the good vibe of Magic Kingdom or relaxing with a drink at the Polynesian watching the fireworks from the beach. As a previous Cast Member, I will always have a special place in my heart for the Magic Kingdom, especially Main Street U.S.A.