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Even if you don’t actually go into the theme park, Downtown Disneyland is chock full of interesting stores, restaurants, and bars geared towards the adult crowd. It’s hard to think of Disneyland as a great place to go for clubbing, but when the sun sets and the kids are passed out in strollers, that’s when the 21+ crowd emerge in club dresses and night out attire.

For dinner we chose the House of Blues mainly because my boyfriend got the steak he has been craving, and I got to try lobster mac n’ cheese for the first time.

Lobster mac n' cheese

Lobster mac n’ cheese

It was an interesting concept: add lobster chunks as a gourmet version of what is usually a kid’s snack. I loved the giant macaroni shells and the creamy cheese with bread crumbs baked on top. The lobster may have been a tad overcooked, but at least I can say that I have tasted lobster macaroni and cheese!

Perhaps the most memorable part of the meal was the Cocoa Psycho Russian imperial stout that I had ordered. It was a little pricey at $15 a bottle, but it did come highly recommended by the waiter. The beer comes from BrewDog, a craft brewery based on Scotland. Honestly, I couldn’t resist ordering it solely based on it’s exotic origins, but it was completely worth it! I loved the intense chocolate flavors with hint of vanilla thrown in.


Cocoa Psycho Imperial Stout

Cocoa Psycho Russian Imperial Stout

Although I didn’t stay for much of the nightlife at Downtown Disney, that is definitely on my list for the next time. How awesome would it be to go clubbing with Mickey and Goofy? It is great that Disneyland offers a little something for everyone: an innocent theme park for kids by day, and a place to party for the adults at night.

House of Blues
Downtown Disneyland District
1530 Disneyland Dr.
Anaheim, CA 92802