Brer Bar

 Source: Yesterland

July 1989 – April 2003

LOCATION

Critter Country – The Brer Bar anchored the back of Critter Country, next to the exit to Splash Mountain. Today, this space is part of Pooh’s Corner, a gift shop and bakery.

EXPERIENCE

Details:

  • Service Type – quick service
  • Seating – indoor dining room
  • Entertainment – none

The Brer Bar became Critter Country’s saloon. Situated between the exits to both Splash Mountain and the Country Bear Jamboree, the Bar welcomed hungry and thirsty visitors all day and night. Of course, it was a dry bar, given its place in Disneyland. But this restaurant was a quaint little spot in the center of Disneyland’s most densely forested land.

CLOSURE

When the Country Bear Jamboree closed in 2001, the plan was to boost Winnie the Pooh’s presence in the land. Once his new dark ride opened up, the larger Hungry Bear Restaurant would become Critter Country’s sole restaurant. The Brer Bar would close to make way for a bakery and gift shop, themed after Pooh and his friends. The Bar closed for good in 2003, opening as “Pooh’s Corner” soon thereafter.

TRIVIA

Brer Bar replaced the Mile-Long Bar, a restaurant famous for its use of mirrors to alternate depth perception.

Brer Bar’s name came from the characters on Splash Mountain: Brer Bear, Brer Fox, and Brer Rabbit.

1 comment on Brer Bar

  1. Hilary Andrews
    December 19, 2016 at 11:53 am (12 months ago)

    Very cool photo. Thanks for sharing!

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