HOSPITALITY / RESTAURANT
Ballast Point Downtown Disney
Recognized as the first-ever brewery in Downtown Disney, Ballast Point Brewing Company offers something unique–special beers produced on-site, including some limited-edition brews made just for Disneyland. The 4,000-square foot glass-enclosed bar and restaurant, designed by RIM, also includes an adjacent 2,500-square foot outdoor beer garden, a dining room, and a kitchen. With seating for 220, the seafaring venue offers views of the Downtown Disney promenade below. Its interior spaces mimic the hull of a ship with sailing references that include wooden interior ribbing, boat tie downs, sea life murals, and suggestions of ocean waves.
The Downtown Disney district is open from 6am – 2am daily and is the main passage way for guests staying at the Disney hotel properties. Hence, one of the main challenges entailed construction in an environment that operates 24 hours of the day. Additionally, one of the hotels, Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, is located directly across from the brewery, with hotel rooms facing the site. Therefore, typical construction methods were revised to minimize sound from the construction site.