River Roost Lounge Bar
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.
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.
River Roost Bar MenuMenu 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)
Bulleit Rye Small Batch American Whiskey, Agave Nectar, and Peychaud’s Bitters with a splash of Pernod
Hendrick’s Gin, fresh Lemon and Lime Juice, Half & Half, Orange Flower Water, and Agave Nectar topped with Soda Water
contains pasteurized egg whites
Myers’s Original Dark Rum, Don Q Cristal Rum, and Tropical Juices topped with a float of Southern Comfort
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.
Appetizers are available for your enjoyment from 5pm — 10pm
|Pulled Pork Sliders
Barbecue Pulled Pork, Pickled Red Onions
served with House-made Potato Chips
|Mardi Gras Fritters
House-made Pimiento Cheese Fritters with Pepper Jelly
Topped with Chili and Cheddar accompanied with Jalapeños, Sour Cream, and Salsa
|Bayou Buffalo Wings
Served with Celery Sticks and Blue Cheese Dressing
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
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|
|Bagel with Cream Cheese||$2.99|
|Assorted Whole Fruit||$1.69|