Brew-Wing is a booth in the former Odyssey restaurant between World Showcase and Future World during the 2021 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival at Walt Disney World. In this Global Marketplace review, we’ll look at the menu prices, share food photos, and offer thoughts on what is–and is not–worth your money.
For those unfamiliar with the Odyssey, it’s the over-the-water building between Test Track and the Mexico pavilion. The Odyssey was a restaurant back in the day and more recently has been an events pavilion for Epcot’s various events. For the 2021 Epcot Food & Wine Festival, the venue has been transformed into Walt Disney World’s very first Buffalo Wild Wings franchise.
While the Brew-Wing booth has taken over the food counter, the location is currently home to the Epcot Experience, too. This is essentially Imagineering’s preview center for what the park will become when that maze of construction walls around the core of the park come down in 2-14 years. The video is fun and worth watching, and it also previews some nearer term additions, like Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure and Harmonious, which open on October 1, 2021…
Perhaps most noteworthy, the Odyssey Restaurant/Epcot Experience/Off-Brand B-Dubs is home to air-conditioning and shade. That alone makes it a tempting stop during your quest to eat and drink around the world at Epcot.
While we wouldn’t necessarily discourage that idea, we would strongly recommend that you “import” food from Hawaii, Flavors from Fire, or the Swanky Saucy Swine booths, all of which are only a short walk away.
Here’s the food menu for the Brew-Wing booth at the 2021 Epcot Food & Wine Festival:
- Garlic-Parmesan Wings with Celery and Ranch (gluten/wheat-friendly)
- Barbecue Wings with Celery and Ranch (gluten/wheat-friendly)
- Traditional Buffalo Wings with Celery and Ranch (gluten/wheat-friendly)
- Teriyaki-Sesame Wings with Celery and Ranch
- Mango-Habanero Wings with Celery and Ranch (gluten/wheat-friendly)
- Cheese Flatbread
- Pepperoni Flatbread
- Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company Pineapple Vibes Blonde Ale, Orlando, FL
- Central 28 Beer Company Groveland Road Blood Orange IPA, DeBary, FL
- Wicked Weed Brewing Watermelon Dragonfruit Session Sour, Asheville, NC
- Bold Rock Honeycrisp Hard Cider, Nellysford, VA
- Starcut Ciders Magpie Hard Cider, Bellaire, MI
- Blake’s Hard Cider Co. Apple Lantern Roasted Pumpkin, Armada, MI
- Beer Flight
- Cider Flight
Now our photos and reviews of each item from the Brew-Wing Global Marketplace at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival…
Garlic-Parmesan Wings ($7.50) – I’m a sucker for garlic-parmesan wings, but these were the most disappointing of the bunch. They were a bit too dry and the flavor was not particularly pronounced aside from the spots with copious amounts of cheese and garlic.
Teriyaki-Sesame Wings ($7.50) – Good flavor here, tender meat, the right amount of heat, and nice texture from the sesame seeds.
I wouldn’t say we recommend these, but if you’re in the market for wings…these are probably your best pick.
Mango-Habanero Wings ($7.50) – A good marriage of spicy and sweet, although the former definitely overwhelms the latter. That’s probably for the best, as I don’t think anyone wants mango to be the dominant flavor in chicken wings.
Not bad, not great.
Barbecue Wings ($7.50) – These were slathered with a generous amount of BBQ sauce, while the underlying meat was still tender and tasty.
I’m not sure what kind of tasting notes are necessary here. These are standard issue barbecue chicken wings. What you see is what you get.
Traditional Buffalo Wings ($7.50) – Honestly, it all starts to blur together.
I stuffed myself with an abundance of average chicken wings. I’m not saying it was a great decision, but I have no regrets. It was like an afternoon at B-Dubs, but minus the TVs. I’d imagine you’ve never read a review of that restaurant, and there’s probably a reason for that. I love Buffalo Wild Wings, but no one is going there for its critical accolades. That’s just not the role it, or this, serves.
Cheese Flatbread ($9.25) – C’mon, what do you expect me to say here? You can see that pizza pictured above, right?!
For those who are unfamiliar with the food known as “pizza,” it’s a consumable flat bread–with ancient origins dating back to the Romans (panis focacius)–to which sauce and toppings including cheese can be added. There is some debate over where the modern pizza was first documented, but most scholars believe the concept was perfected at PizzeRizzo.
Pepperoni Flatbread ($9.75) – For those whose first exposure to the wonderful world of pizza is this blog post, welcome!!! You will probably enjoy both of these flatbreads! There’s truly no such thing as a bad pizza–just less good ones.
For everyone else, this dynamic duo is very, very “less good.” Definitely not recommended.
Ultimately, not much to say about the wings and pizza at the Epcot Experience’s Brew-Wing Booth, and yet we still somehow managed to phone in 1,000 words about it. In fairness, Walt Disney World also phoned in the menu, so we’re just trying to maintain consistency across this Epcot experience.
And not to shift the blame or anything, but you saw the thumbnail image and/or the description of this place as Walt Disney World’s first Buffalo Wild Wings franchise and decided that reading a review of that was necessary. If you feel like your time has been wasted, I feel like that one is sort of on you.
Check out our Global Marketplace Booth Menus & Photos for the 2021 Epcot Food & Wine Festival Booth Menus post if you want to see and read more about every menu this year! You’ll also want to read our full 2021 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Guide before you go to get an idea of what to do, strategy for the festival (yes, you will need a strategy), and much more!
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If you’ve tried any of the cuisine at the Brew-Wing booth, what did you think? Portion-size or quality-wise, did you have better or worse luck than us with what you ordered? Have you tried any of the drinks at this Global Marketplace? What was or was not worth the money? Do you agree or disagree with our food reviews? Questions we can help you answer? Hearing your feedback—even when you disagree with us—is both interesting to us and helpful to other readers, so please share your thoughts below in the comments!