How to Have An Epic Universal Harry Potter Pub Crawl

It can be time to head to the Common Orlando Wizarding Earth of Harry Potter for some beverages! No pub crawl would be complete with no some specialty drinks and treats. Regardless of whether you want Butterbeer in all its varieties, or to try out some of the specialty beers unique to the “Harry Potter Entire world,” your tastebuds will be spellbound.

Plan the excellent Harry Potter Pub Crawl with our itinerary. We’ve incorporated our most loved Harry Potter Earth drinks and snacks, with tips on how to prevent lengthy traces.

Pretty important details – Common Orlando has a really strict coverage of a person consume for every I.D. An grownup of age with suitable I.D. ought to be present per drink right before just about every consume will be served. Common is pretty demanding on this plan and all servers will will need to see just about every human being who is buying an alcoholic beverage.

More take note – Our itinerary contains stops at equally Common Orlando concept parks, to stop by equally Harry Potter lands. You will have to have valid theme park admission that consists of each parks if you would like to go to each lands. If you do not, you can concentrate on the snacks and drinks we mention in whichever park you happen to be viewing.

Published by Dani Meyering and Beth Bell

Commence with Hogsmeade Village at Islands of Experience

Kick off your Harry Potter Environment Pub Crawl at Hogsmeade Village. This is the to start with Harry Potter land to open at Universal Orlando, and it is situated nearly in the middle of Islands of Adventure.

The purpose we propose starting off with Hogsmeade Village is that it is smaller than Diagon Alley, and usually feels really crowded at the peak of the day. There is also not as significantly shade right here so it receives very incredibly hot in the summer time afternoons, even with the snow-protected rooftops.

Butterbeer Cart and Crowds at Hogsmeade Village

Cease 1 – A few Broomsticks

Beverages we requested: Pear Cider, Frozen Butterbeer, Pumpkin Fizz, and Hog’s Head Beer
Snacks we requested: Corn on the Cob and Young children Sized Fish and Chips
Total for four grown ups: $47

Action inside of 1 of the most iconic destinations inside “Harry Potter World.” From the guides to the flicks, A few Broomsticks served as a spot for vital conferences and gatherings. And ideal in this article at Islands of Journey, you get to set foot within. The decor and specifics are enthralling. Continue to keep your eyes and ears open up the overall time you are right here. We recommend setting up at A few Broomsticks mainly because it gets unquestionably packed with men and women from all-around 11:30am – 1:30pm. We arrived listed here just in advance of 11:00am. An order of typically non-alcoholic drinks and some snacks gave us a pleasant basis in advance of actually diving into the pub crawl.

Harry Potter Pub Crawl Snacks and Drinks at Three Broomsticks dining roomHarry Potter Pub Crawl Treats and Drinks at Three Broomsticks

Pear Cider: sweet, crisp, and satisfying, like a interesting, properly sweet apple cider…but with juicy pear rather. I actually favored this one particular and feel it would be super light-weight and refreshing on a warm summer season working day. It is a wonderful choice to Butterbeer when you never want to be weighed down by all that thick, hefty (delectable) product topping. – Beth

Frozen Butterbeer: What a lot more can I say? It is a classic. Enjoy the whipped topping, as always, nevertheless I’m the weirdo who prefers Butterbeer “on tap” (the soda edition). Perfect for pairing with pub fare or experiencing on a hot working day. – Beth

Pumpkin Fizz: Get people Drop flavors with out overdoing it. The Pumpkin Fizz is a single of my most loved “secret” Harry Potter drinks. It generally will get overshadowed by Butterbeer, but the Pumpkin Fizz is only accessible at find areas for the reason that it combines the Pumpkin Juice that is offered all through the Harry Potter lands, with soda h2o. This can help lighten the flavor, creating it a refreshing drink on incredibly hot times. – Dani

Hog’s Head Brew: This is just one of the unique Harry Potter beers. It is 1 of my favorites and I could not resist getting a several sips even though it was my husband’s buy. It is malty and abundant, but not weighty. A ideal balance. – Dani

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Halt 2 – Hog’s Head Pub

Drinks we ordered: Strongbow Cider with Fireplace Whisky, Very long Island Iced Tea (unofficially known as a Hog’s Tea), “The Triple” layered beer, and Hog’s Head Beer
Full for four older people: $55, not together with idea

So a lot of friends overlook this dark and dank pub. And however, you can expect to generally obtain a line listed here. It is really attached to 3 Broomsticks and you can accessibility Hog’s Head Pub from in the eating place, or its personal entrance. The bartenders here are so hardworking so be positive to toss a little excess magic their way. You can get specialty beers, all versions of Butterbeer, combined drinks, and non-alcoholic drinks below far too.

Hog's Head Pub Entrance at Hogsmeade Village islands of adventureHog’s Head Pub Entrance at Hogsmeade Village

 

Lengthy Island Iced Tea (or Hog’s Tea): I am not a admirer of standard Very long Island Iced Teas, but this Harry Potter cocktail and I have a very long relationship. The beauty of this drink is that it is mixed with your alternative of true iced tea (sweet, unsweet, or raspberry) relatively than Coke or Pepsi like most bars use. Raspberry is the conventional mix, and my preference. With a mix of a few spirits, this is a sturdy just one that’ll place you beneath its spell – Dani

The Triple layered beer (formerly recognised as Deathly Hallows): Any great pub will offer you some pub blends, a layering of two or additional beers, and Hog’s Head is no exception. The Triple made use of to be identified as the Deathly Hallows by enthusiasts, but due to licensing or one thing like that, it is not officially allowed to be identified as these types of. It is an enchanted layering of Strongbow Cider, adopted by amber Hog’s Head Brew, and topped with darkish Guinness Stout. My spouse cherished its uniqueness. – Dani

Strongbow Cider with Fire Whisky: yummm. As a newbie beer drinker, Strongbow is my go-to cider when I’m not guaranteed where by to begin. I really like the crisp apple taste, and the sweet cinnamon Fireplace Whisky complemented this definitely perfectly. The Hearth Whisky is distinctive to “Harry Potter World” and it is not as hard as Fireball. Additionally, the added shot was a fantastic way to get more booze for a comparatively small fee. ($14.00 full) – Beth

Hog’s Head Brew: My partner normally goes for darkish beers, but was lured in by the thought of an special brew manufactured just for the Hog’s Head and 3 Broomsticks. This one is supposed to taste like Killian’s Irish Red (my father in law’s to-go consume), generating this a nice available option for people who aren’t sure what to purchase. – Beth

Hog's Head Pub Harry Potter Drinks - four lined up on bar in front of barrel propsHog’s Head Pub Harry Potter Drinks

Significant observe: From right here we headed to the Hogsmeade Station for the Hogwarts Categorical prepare. You can convey drinks onto the practice and take pleasure in them on the ride! Merlins beard, how great is that?! The line is usually not as prolonged when you go from Hogsmeade to Diagon Alley, as opposed to the other way all around.

Continue on at Diagon Alley of Universal Studios Florida

The newest addition to the Wizarding Entire world of Harry Potter is Diagon Alley at Universal Studios Florida. It is a lot larger sized than Hogsmeade, but by way of a wide variety of style and design things can still come to feel crowded on most times. There are a number of alleyways to discover, so be sure to get some time and really examine matters out. You may overlook a whole lot if you just continue to be on the main route.

Stop 3 – Florean Fortescue’s

Treats we ordered:  Two scoops on a waffle cone (Raspberry Chocolate and Caramel Blondie), Toffee-Apple comfortable serve waffle cone
Whole for two older people: $13.50

Following our alcoholic beverages-laden round at Hog’s Head we opted for a snack right before our closing spherical. Florean Fortescue’s Ice Product Parlour is a will have to-do for even the mildest of Harry Potter supporters. The line can at times get seriously extended. We frequented all-around 1:00pm on a Saturday and the line was about 10 minutes extensive.

holding up an Florean Fortescue's Ice Cream at Diagon Alley into the air in front of the colorful facadesFlorean Fortescue’s Ice Product at Diagon Alley

Raspberry Chocolate and Caramel Blondie: We bought the waffle cone with Raspberry Chocolate on the base, and Salted Caramel Blondie on prime. I love hoping new things when we snack at the parks, so two scoops at Florean’s are excellent for me – 1 scoop of a beloved and just one scoop of something new. The Salted Caramel Blondie has this superb brown sugar flavor, with chunks of smooth, chewy blondie that is a magical combo. The Raspberry Chocolate was good and the flavors blended properly, fairly than some bites tasting only like chocolate or only like raspberry. Other faves below: Cinnamon Apple Crumble or Earl Grey and Lavender. – Beth

Toffee-Apple Soft Provide: There are multiple choices to be made at Florean’s including amongst scooped ice product and delicate provide. I am partial to the comfortable serve because it has scrumptious flavor striping throughout. I also like how it melts into the waffle cone. Toffee-Apple is my go-to for the reason that it has a sweet buttery taste blended with tart bitter apple. The Butterbeer Delicate Serve Ice Product is also a well known preference here.

End 4 – Fountain Of Good Fortune

We chosen Fountain of Honest Fortune above the other Diagon Alley places because it is generally overlooked. It is tucked in the back again corner of the land. Portion of that is the spot, the other is the menu is restricted.

Fountain of Fair Fortune Next to Florean Fortescue's at Diagon Alley with the famous dragon in the backgroundFountain of Reasonable Fortune Following to Florean Fortescue’s at Diagon Alley

Beverages we purchased: Fishy Inexperienced Ale (non-alcoholic), Wizard’s Brew, and Dragon Scale Brew
Full for 3 grown ups: $30

Wizard’s Brew is “a darkish, sweet stout with notes of chocolate and coffee.” I’m not a massive beer drinker, but I definitely tasted the coffee notes in this a single when I sneaked a sip. I do really like coffee, chilly brew, and so forth. so for me, the espresso notes manufactured the drink extra exciting and really worth supplying it one more check out. I individually wouldn’t call it sweet, and my partner in fact called it a “bitter” stout. – Beth

Dragon Scale Brew: I truly feel a tiny guilty in this article because I swayed my husband to buy this a single, so I could have a few sips. Thankfully, he loved it. I like Dragon Scale Brew over the Wizard’s Brew since it just isn’t as dark and sweet. As a substitute, it has a well balanced flavor that is a small malty and nutty. – Dani

Fishy Environmentally friendly Ale (non-alcoholic): described by Universal as “Smooth and creamy with notes of mint and cinnamon and popping blueberry fish eggs.” I did not know the elements prior to making an attempt this consume, so here’s what I tasted as a substitute: The consume was smooth and a small coconutty, with refined cinnamon notes. The cinnamon was much far more apparent anytime the popping boba exploded. The fishy inexperienced ale turned a swampy grey when stirred. So this is only for people that want some exceptional, and a little odd. – Beth

three Drinks at Fountain of Fair Fortune held in front of a windowBeverages at Fountain of Honest Fortune

Reminders about Diagon Alley

We skipped The Hopping Pot on this pub crawl, as well as The Leaky Cauldron owing to time and the strains. Non-alcoholic drinks, like the Tongue Tying Lemon Squish, are out there in this article which are terrific on a incredibly hot working day. Harry Potter-themed beers are served at both equally destinations.

The Leaky Cauldron is Diagon Alley’s cafe which has a good deal of hearty foods if you require some fuel. The strains do get lengthy right here through peak periods. If you have to have a thing savory to snack on, The Hopping Pot (a walk-up bar) has Beef Pasties (generally beef turnovers).

Eventually, all kinds of Butterbeer are readily available at The Hopping Pot, Leaky Cauldron, and Fountain of Fair Fortune (with the exception of Sizzling Butterbeer at the latter).

The Hopping Pot at Diagon Alley Universal OrlandoThe Hopping Pot at Diagon Alley

Costume the Aspect – Harry Potter Merchandise

If you actually want to make this an epic Harry Potter pub crawl, take into account dressing the part. Have each and every member of your pub crawl crew put on a shirt or a little something that represents their Harry Potter dwelling. Or take it all the way and get wands and robes. How significantly are Harry Potter wands at Common? Interactive wands are $59, even though the several that are not interactive are $55. A reminder that if your interactive wand is destroyed, you can deliver it to Olivander’s (at possibly park) for complimentary mend.

Harry Potter robes at Common are really pricey, coming in at $139. Grownup and youth pricing are the identical. You can uncover fewer high priced solutions on a wide range of websites, while typically, the high-quality is significantly less as properly.

Universal Orlando Harry Potter Wands Robes and Merchandise at merchandise shopUniversal Orlando Harry Potter Wands, Robes, and Merchandise

Reminders and Details

  • Which Common Park is Very best for Harry Potter? If rides are your target, then Islands of Adventure has additional Harry Potter rides. If aspects, foods and beverages, and leisure subject most, then Common Studio’s Diagon Alley is the greater selection. But the finest working experience is when you do both equally.
  • Don’t forget to check with about Once-a-year Go reductions on food items and merchandise
  • You should hydrate and drink responsibly
  • Use a rideshare if necessary or make it a getaway and reserve a night at a single of the a lot of nearby motels

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