Ever dream of bellying up to the bar of an other-worldly cantina, complete with strange creatures, pulsating beats and bubbling concoctions? We’ve found just the place, and it's called Oga's Cantina! Oh, and don't mind those "strange creatures." They are most likely just fellow tourists ;)
Oga’s Cantina is one of the most hoppenin’ hot spots inside Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland, and for good reason. This colorful cantina, just a few steps from the Millennium Falcon, is a modern version of the Mos Eisley Cantina from the 1977 "Star Wars" film. Oga’s also has the distinction of being the only public place in Disneyland Park to serve alcohol. Bon't worry — there are nonalcoholic concoctions for your "younglings," too. Space is tight and so is time inside Oga's, so you'll need a few tips — and perhaps some Jedi mind tricks — to get in. Don't fret ... your green friends are here to help!
How to Make Oga’s Cantina Reservations at Disneyland
We have good news from the Spires for those of you who like to plan in advance. You can make reservations for Oga's Cantina, Droid Depot and the lightsaber-building experience inside Savi's Workshop up to 60 days in advance. Reservations drop early in the morning, usually around 6 a.m. PST but you can always keep checking. You can use the Disneyland app or Disneyland site to reserve. If you are using the app, click on the magnifying glass at the bottom and type in "Oga's Cantina Reservations."
If you don't see any availability for your date, we have some advice. Try tapping on each hour of the day instead of just looking for lunch or dinner. Try adjusting your party size to see if that helps. You can add or subtract guests at the door. Keep checking in case of cancellations.
If you do not score a reservation or you aren't exactly sure when you'll be in that part of the galaxy until the day you arrive, it's usually pretty easy to join the Walk-Up List. To do so, you need to be near Oga's Cantina. In the Disneyland app, click on the magnifying glass at the bottom and type in "Oga's Cantina" and tap Join Walk-Up List. If it's not available at the moment, just try again in a little while.
There is a similar reservation system in place for Savi’s Workshop and Droid Depot. You’ll need your credit card to make a reservation for these experiences. If you do not show up for your Oga's Cantina reservation, you will be charged $10 per person. The advance reservation for Oga's Cantina, Droid Depot and Savi's Workshop can be canceled up to one day in advance. (It's a steep $199.99 if you do not show up for the Savi's Workshop reservation, and $99.99 if you do not show up to Droid Depot.)
Arrive no earlier than 15 minutes before your Oga's Cantina reservation. Have your entire party present at check-in. You may have a wait to get in. And unlike in the movies, your droids are welcome to accompany you, though the bartenders may not serve their kind.
If you have a reservation at or close to park opening, be sure to arrive at the park front gate about 25 minutes early and use the special entrance so you can get to your reservation in time. Bring proof of your reservation with you.
Tips for Making Oga's Cantina Reservations
- Make a reservation up to 60 days in advance.
- Can't find a reservation? Try the Walk-Up List. You can join it in the Disneyland app when you are nearby.
- Follow the link for Oga's Cantina reservations or open the Disneyland app and search for "Oga's Cantina reservations."
- Make sure you have the exact information from your credit card, including phone number (mobile vs. home phone) on the account and the security code, even if you use this credit card through the Disneyland app already.
- Know your party size and the time you want to visit.
- Be flexible.
- Only choose a reservation you can realistically make.
- Note your confirmation number and look for a confirmation email.
- Arrive to the Cantina about 15 minutes before your reservation.
- Be sure to cancel at least one day in advance if you cannot make it (to avoid being charged).
- Use the special turnstile at the park entrance (it's on the left) to enter the park early for early morning reservations.
- Keep in mind that this place mostly serves drinks and a couple snacks, so don't think of a meal when you get your reservation here. You'll want to hop over to Ronto Roasters or Docking Bay 7 for tasty food.
What’s the Lowdown on Oga’s Cantina?
You "Star Wars" fans have watched your favorite characters hanging out in various cantinas across the galaxy. Well, Black Spire Outpost, the village on planet Batuu, has its own drinking establishment so you can enjoy that same experience. The backstory of Oga’s Cantina is that proprietor Oga Garra (a local crime boss) deals in the underworld in Black Spire Outpost. While you don’t see Oga (or any obvious aliens about), you may hear her yelling from the back from time to time. Rumor has it, she is not one you want to cross. Be sure to look around. You'll see bullet holes in the walls. Diehard fans may note other details.
The long bar is oval-shaped. Bartenders appear to fill drinks from the tanks, pipes and containers behind the bar, many of which have creatures and colorful liquids in them. The walls are damaged from some past fights. Guests can stand around the bar and order from bartenders (there is a wheelchair-height section) or stand around bar-height tables and order from servers.
The outside edge of the bar has some seated booths with servers. Unfortunately, you do not get to pick where you go, so it’s kind of luck of the draw. You may be seated with strangers, which makes this new strange land all the more interesting. Standing at a tall table is a bit hard for the short and wiggly tadpoles. If you don’t get a booth, you might only want to hop in for a short visit. As it is, you're currently limited to two drinks and 45 minutes.
To lighten things up, DJ R-3X, or "Rex," is spinning tunes. You may recognize the droid as the former pilot of Star Tours. Voiced by Paul Reubens, Rex is still trying his best, but occasionally things go wrong. The weird beats are fun, and Rex is entertaining.
When the Hyperdrive that powers the bar starts to overload, you’ll see the lights flicker and the music drop. The bartenders may bang some hammers to get it (along with DJ Rex) going again.
Despite the shady history of Oga’s Cantina, kids and droids are welcome in this bar, and there are many fun kid-friendly "mocktails" to try. Plus your younglings will obsess over Oga’s Obsession.
Oga’s Cantina Menu
Let’s get into the fun stuff: The food and drinks! The menu has changed slightly since Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge first opened with some drinks disappearing and others being added to the menu. You can always find the most current menu online or in the Disneyland app.
Oga’s is open from breakfast time at park opening until the park closes. The menus used to vary from morning to the lunch and dinner times, but now they are the same. You’ll find a selection of colorful alcoholic and nonalcoholic otherworldly drinks, a dry snack mix and Oga’s Obsession. Oga's Obsession looks like a petri dish but actually tastes quite good.
Specialties with Alcohol:
- Tarkenian Night Flower – A refreshing blend of gin, elderflower liqueur, flavors of huckleberry and ginger with an edible sweet hibiscus flower
- Takodana Quencher – Bacardi Dragonberry Rum, Bols Blue Curaço, Simply Orange with pineapple and kiwi flavors
- Fuzzy Tauntaun – Peach vodka, peach schnapps, orange juice with tangerine, pure cane sugar and “buzz” foam (Mommy Frog says beware the magical foam of this drink, which makes your tongue and lips tingle and go numb on purpose!)
- Jedi Mind Trick – Grapefruit and rose vodka, falernum, Blue Curaçao, white grape juice, lime juice and grapefruit bitters
- The Outer Rim – Silver tequila, Stirrings Pomegranate liqueur, lime juice, pure cane sugar, black salt and exotic fruit purée (we enjoyed this one!)
- Jet Juice – Bourbon, chile liqueur, Stirrings Pomegranate liqueur, white grape juice and lemon juice
- Yub Nub – Malibu pineapple rum, spiced rum, citrus juices and passion fruit (can be served in a souvenir Endor mug)
- Bloody Rancor – Vodka, chile liqueur, spicy Bloody Mary mix and rancor bone
- Coruscant Cooler – Bourbon, maraschino liqueur, sweet vermouth, cranberry juice and lime juice
- Specialty beers on tap, beer flights, wine on tap and hard cider on tap
Specialties without Alcohol:
- Cliff Dweller – Citrus juices, coconut, hibiscus-grenadine and Seagram’s Ginger Ale (can be served in a souvenir porg mug)
- Hyperdrive (Punch It!) – Powerade Mountain Berry Blast, white cranberry juice, black cherry purée and Sprite
- Jabba Juice – Simply Orange with pineapple, kiwi, cantaloupe and blueberry popping pearls (these are the eggs of the Worrt behind the bar)
- Blue Bantha – Blue Milk served chilled with bantha-inspired vanilla-butter sugar cookie (unlike blue milk served at the Milk Stand, this is not a frozen beverage)
- Blurrgfire – Lemonade, pomegranate juice and habanero-lime
- Carbon Freeze – Powerade Lemon Lime, wild strawberry, blueberry and green apple popping pearls (this is a fun one!)
- Black Spire Brew – Cold brew Joffrey's Coffee, honey, falernum, passion fruit and citrus
- Moogan Tea – Gold Peak unsweetened tea, chocolate milk, vanilla and cinnamon topped with vanilla whipped cream, cinnamon and sugar-dusted cereal
- Tarine Tea – Gold Peak unsweetened tea, peach, huckleberry and mint
Snack and Provisions:
- Oga’s Obsession – lemonade, cotton candy flavor and blueberry popping pearls with a bursting dried fruit mixture (it's like a petri dish with gelatin and popping pearls with a popping surprise on top)
- Batuu Bits – A light, crispy Snack Mix from the Galaxy (some sweet and some very spicy)
- Happabore Sampler – A selection of cured meats, cheeses and crackers with pickled and preserved rations
- Seasonal snacks at holiday time for Life Day
The Secret Menu and Seasonal Menu
From time to time, secret menu food and drink items pop up (in honor of Oga's birthday in summer or for Life Day celebrations during Holiday Time). Other seasonal drinks may appear on the menu, as well. Some of those secret items even make it to the main menu if popular enough, such as the Tarkenian Night Flower (the flower is edible)! So ask your bartender or server about secret menu items. A Blue Mule (Moscow Mule cocktail) was available in honor of Oga’s birthday, but it's only available upon request. The Blue Mule is made with citrus vodka, blue curaçao, pure cane syrup, mule mix and club soda. It's garnished with a lime wheel and candied ginger, and it's served over ice.
You’ll have to enjoy your drinks inside the cantina. You cannot take them to go. If you order a drink in a souvenir mug (or the rancor tooth beer flight), you’ll receive a new, clean mug (or set) to take with you. Guests are limited to two drinks each. Guests are also expected to move on after about 45 minutes.
Do you have any favorite drinks or tips for enjoying Oga’s Cantina? Be sure to share them in the comment section below. And hop over for our Galactic Guide to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland for more details about the new land.