Stargazers is the name of the outdoor bar located underneath Planet Hollywood’s balcony seating.
Since opening earlier this year, it’s been painfully quiet – I had never seen more than four people seated and with two bartenders and a host, there’s no way the space was profitable.
During my last, expansive Disney Springs Town Square update, I had the above to say.
And I’m happy to report that our call has been answered with pricing even better than I would have expected.
16 choices. All on draft.
Draft beers are ordinarily nine dollars a pint, so pricing is almost half of what you’d pay later in the evening.
And no matter what you’re looking for, there should be a beer that fits the bill. If Budweiser is your go-to, The Tampa-Style Lager from Cigar City Brewing is an excellent choice. On the IPA front, both Hop Gun and Jai Alai are outstanding. There’s an Apple Cider selection. Duke’s Cold Nose is a really good Brown Ale. So it’s a great opportunity to try a wide range of very good local brews.
The people-watching opportunities at the tables that line the water are very good or if you prefer, you can belly-up to the bar. Beers are also available to-go, so if the husband is intent on taking a little too long at the Lilly Pulitzer, you can sneak away and pick up a beer to enjoy while he’s browsing.
The rest of the drink menu:
I haven’t been impressed by any of the cocktails that I’ve tried here (and I’ve tried them all), but there is a decent selection. You might ask for the drink to be made “not so sweet.”
Somewhat surprisingly, they don’t offer any food on the menu at Stargazers. Typically, you use Happy Hour pricing as a way to pull people in, hoping that they’ll spend “real” money on something else. But all they can do for you at the moment is an off-menu panini that you probably don’t want. Planet Hollywood certainly isn’t serving Disney Springs’ best food, but adding nachos or another shareable app would be nice. Maybe there will be a mechanism for that in the future.
Overall, Stargazers has gone from a “never” to an “always (from 4pm to 7pm)” for me. $5 for a draft beer pint is a fantastic value on property and a very good price off-property. Service was friendly and efficient and you can always grab your beer to-go if you’re not feeling the music. Which you probably won’t be. We’ll see how Morimoto Asia’s Happy Hour compares to STK’s next.