River Roost Lounge Bar

River Roost Lounge at Port Orleans Riverside

River Roost Lounge at Port Orleans Riverside

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Curl up in one of the overstuffed chairs next to the fireplace, or belly up to the bar — the River Roost is the place to gather for an ice-cold beer, Southern-style specialty drinks and the best appetizers this side of Sassagoula. Sip a Hurricane, Sassagoula Sunset or Bayou Bloody Mary as you soak up the riverside romance, this is a great place to grab a nightcap after an exciting day exploring the parks.

Playing at the River Roost Lounge on Wednesday through Saturday evenings from 8:30pm until a little before midnight is the famed “Ye Haa” Bob Jackson. Bob performs a very popular piano sing-along comedy show with lots of audience participation. I’d suggest getting there a bit early to grab the best seats — Bob will usually be hanging around before the show getting to know the evening’s audience, so do let him know if you’re celebrating something, on your honeymoon, or just want to request a song.

Ye Haa Bob Jackson. No one has more fun than his River Roost audience

Ye Haa Bob Jackson. No one has more fun than his River Roost audience

Bob has been performing at the River Roost Lounge since May 1997 and you can check out his website for more information at www.yehaabob.com or leave him a message on Facebook. The shows are always lively and fun, and are well worth a visit for all the family — but please remember the local 21+ drinking age restrictions! Also, the entertainment can be quite loud and involving, so if you’re looking for a more intimate, quiet drink you may prefer to visit the lounge on a Sunday, Monday or Tuesday instead.

A large screen TV is available for sports events/etc.

Disney’s “Tables in Wonderland” discount card is accepted at this location.

Opening Hours: 4pm — midnight (opens earlier when the pool bar is closed due to inclement weather). Snack food service 5pm — 10pm.
Note: Over Christmas 2016, the bar hours were extended to a 1am closing time, however this was at the bartender’s discretion depending on trade.

As part of the 2008 Mousefest event, the Disney Podcast Network held a Bob Jackson Meet at Port Orleans Riverside’s River Roost Lounge on Thursday 11 December 2008 at 8pm. It wasn’t a formal event, anyone was welcome to turn up and meet fellow Disney fans for a friendly nightcap. A few pictures from the meet are here on flickr.

Bob Jackson featured as a guest on the 23rd February 2010 edition of the Main Street Mugs Live podcast. The full show can be heard on their website or you can downloaded it as an MP3 file.

More recently, the WDW Radio Show episode 360 featured a live interview with Bob, which can also be downloaded as an MP3 file.


River Roost Bar Menu

Menu Details Last Verified 22 November 2016
Note: There are plans to make the whole of the Boatwright’s restaurant menu available from the River Roost Lounge too in early 2017, but the logistic details are still being worked out.
(All selections and prices are subject to change at any time)
Specialty Cocktails
Bulleit Rye Small Batch American Whiskey, Agave Nectar, and Peychaud’s Bitters with a splash of Pernod
Ramos Fizz
Hendrick’s Gin, fresh Lemon and Lime Juice, Half & Half, Orange Flower Water, and Agave Nectar topped with Soda Water
contains pasteurized egg whites
Southern Hurricane
Myers’s Original Dark Rum, Don Q Cristal Rum, and Tropical Juices topped with a float of Southern Comfort
Draft Beer

Abita Brewing Company is nestled in the piney woods 30 miles north of New Orleans. Abita’s ales and lagers are brewed in small batches and handcrafted with only the highest standards for quality.

Abita Amber is a Munich-style lager brewed with crystal malt and Perle hops. It has a smooth, malty, slightly caramel flavor, and a rich amber color.
Abita Purple Haze is a crisp, American-style wheat beer with raspberries, which provide the lager with a subtle purple coloration and haze, a fruity aroma, and a tartly sweet taste.
Abita Turbodog is a dark brown ale brewed with Willamette hops and a combination of British pale, crystal and chocolate malts, giving it a rich body and a sweet chocolate-toffee-like flavor.
Sample all three with an Abita Beer Flight

Ask about the current seasonal selection of bottled Abita Harvest Series

The above items are in addition to Disney's regular bar drinks & cocktails menu, which is available at all of the lounge bars on property.

Bar Snacks

Appetizers are available for your enjoyment from 5pm — 10pm

Pulled Pork Sliders NEW
Barbecue Pulled Pork, Pickled Red Onions
served with House-made Potato Chips
Mardi Gras Fritters
House-made Pimiento Cheese Fritters with Pepper Jelly
N’Orleans Nachos
Topped with Chili and Cheddar accompanied with Jalapeños, Sour Cream, and Salsa
Bayou Buffalo Wings
Served with Celery Sticks and Blue Cheese Dressing
Pirogue Platter
Chef’s Selection of Meats and Cheeses with House-made Accompaniments
Crescent City Gumbo
Chicken and Andouille Gumbo Slow-cooked in a Cajun-spiced Broth
Crawfish Sliders
House-made Crawfish Cakes, Rémoulade, Watercress, and Cajun Potato Chips

Taxes and gratuities not included. An 18% service charge will be added for parties of 6 or more.


A limited-menu continental breakfast was recently made available at the River Roost Lounge featuring pastries, coffee, etc. Very convenient for a quick pre-park snack with no lines. However this service was withdrawn after 26 Aug 2015, partly due to difficulties in promoting the service and enticing guests over from the Riverside Mill, and there is no current indication of whether it will return.

Trial Breakfast Menu (was open from 8:30am—11am)
Breakfast Po’ Boy $8.49
Ham and Cheese Croissant $5.99
Fruit Cup DDP Snack Item $3.79
Chocolate Croissant DDP Snack Item $3.29
Assorted Danish DDP Snack Item $3.29
Assorted Muffins DDP Snack Item $2.99
Croissant DDP Snack Item $2.69
Bagel with Cream Cheese DDP Snack Item $2.99
Create-Your-Own Cereal $4.99
Create-Your-Own Oatmeal $3.99
Assorted Whole Fruit DDP Snack Item $1.69
Cappuccino DDP Snack Item $3.39
Espresso DDP Snack Item $2.99
Hot Beverages DDP Snack Item $2.29
Assorted Juices DDP Snack Item $2.59—$3.79