Black Tap, known for its award-winning burgers and famous CrazyShake™ milkshakes, opened its newest location, Black Tap Craft Burgers & Shakes, in the Downtown Disney® District at Disneyland Resort on Saturday, April 27, 2019. The opening marks Black Tap’s first expansion into California as the brand continues to grow across the globe.
Black Tap created a unique concept for its Downtown Disney® District location, debuting an enhanced fast-casual service style that is a first for the brand. The burger, shake and beer joint offers a casual vibe reminiscent of a classic American luncheonette with a distinctly New York feel, but for the first time, orders are taken at a counter. Guests are able to seat themselves, and their orders will be delivered to their table. Diners will be able to order additional menu items, drinks and CrazyShake™ milkshakes from a Black Tap team member once seated.
“We are so excited about the joining of two incredible places, Downtown Disney District and Black Tap,” says Black Tap owner, Chris Barish. “Black Tap Anaheim is truly the first of its kind with restaurant features never seen before, and a completely different dining experience, all within the magic of Downtown Disney District.”
The gastronomically-crafted menu features Black Tap’s craft burgers including the All-American Burger and the award-winning Greg Norman Burger, with wagyu beef, house buttermilk-dill, blue cheese and arugula; Black Tap’s signature chicken items like the Baja Chicken Sandwich and award-winning Spicy Korean BBQ wings toasted with sesame seed and scallion and served with buttermilk-dill dressing; and a variety of sides including French fries and crispy Brussel sprouts.
Marking another first for the brand, Black Tap Anaheim features an all new “Shake Window” where guests can order CrazyShake™ and classic milkshakes to go. Black Tap’s famous CrazyShake™ menu includes the original flavors like Cotton Candy, Sweet n’ Salty, and Brooklyn Blackout, with the addition of the latest CrazyShake™ flavor available at the Anaheim location only, the Strawberry Shortcake Shake. This new addition starts off as a strawberry shake, vanilla frosted rim with crumbled cake topped with a strawberry shortcake ice cream bar, pink twisty pop, whipped cream, strawberry drizzle and a cherry on top.
“Disneyland Resort Guests are going to lose their minds over Black Tap and their CrazyShake milkshakes.” said Patrick Finnegan, vice president of Disney California Adventure and Downtown Disney. “They’ve created a dining experience that is both incredibly delicious and stunningly photogenic.”
Black Tap Anaheim is located near The VOID and has an outdoor seating area. The burger, shake and beer joint features its signature modern twist on a classic luncheonette, custom street art designed by local street artist Jason Woodside, and throwback neon signage. In addition, Black Tap’s signature Crazyshake™ Bar will give customers an up-close view of Black Tap’s famous milkshakes in the making. A nod to Black Tap’s SoHo roots, the restaurant combines a black and white palette with blonde wood. The restaurant has 125 seats inside and 60 outdoor dining seats.
Vanessa Hudgens, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and More Celebrate Grand Opening of International Burger Joint Black Tap at Downtown Disney District in Anaheim
Click the link below to download the EPK Video from the Grand Opening of Black Tap at Downtown Disney District
Vanessa Hudgens, the actress and singer who first gained worldwide fame for her role as Gabriella Montez in Disney’s “High School Musical,” was joined today by surprise guests to celebrate the grand opening of Black Tap Craft Burgers and Shakes at Disneyland Resort’s Downtown Disney District in Anaheim, CA.
For a special moment next to Black Tap’s patio and CrazyShake® to go window, Vanessa — wearing a Sally LaPointe blue cashmere-silk ribbed duster cardigan and pants —
made a grand entrance with Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and Chef Goofy in tow as they moved to the music with “Sneakernight Remix” playing from the sound system.
They joined Black Tap founder Chris Barish, Downtown Disney District General Manager Brent Davies and Director of Operating Participants Jillian DeKunder for a ceremony to celebrate Black Tap’s opening which culminated with Vanessa taking the very first official sip from one of Black Tap’s world-famous CrazyShake®
After enjoying a falafel burger, fries and a shake for lunch — joined by beau Austin Butler — Vanessa helped create a Strawberry Shortcake Shake, available only in Black Tap’s Anaheim location.
This opening event marked Black Tap’s first expansion into California as the brand, renowned for its award-winning burgers and Instagram-famous CrazyShake® milkshakes,
continues to grow across the globe. A customized concept for its Downtown Disney® District location, Black Tap offers a casual vibe reminiscent of a classic American luncheonette with a distinctly New York feel and indoor and outdoor seating.
Since opening in New York’s SoHo neighborhood in 2015, Black Tap has received worldwide acclaim for its burgers and signature CrazyShake® milkshakes. Black Tap quickly expanded with three locations in New York, one in Las Vegas at The Venetian, and is growing its international presence with locations in Geneva, Singapore, and the Middle East. Black Tap’s next New York location is coming soon to Herald Square this summer.