The Rabbit Hole, 101 N Tejon Street Colorado Springs, Colo., Photo Credit: Molly E. Lee
A chilly night in the middle of spring provided the perfect opportunity to take a trip down The Rabbit Hole. At the bequest of a fellow author friend, we met for a late supper and some much-needed creative chit-chat. What better place for two bookworms to score some downtime than a restaurant boasting an Alice in Wonderland theme?
Situated in the middle of the sidewalk, The Rabbit Hole immediately transports you by ushering you down two flights of strangely narrow stairs. Commands like Push Me and Pull Me aid wandering patrons who happen upon the glass door entrance. Muted colored lights and smooth tunes set the mood as you find your table—a cozy atmosphere with a mish-mash collection of booths, barstools, and dark wood with plenty of secluded corners for conversation. A variety of white rabbit themed art adorns the walls and in a variety of sizes and shapes, creating the perfect fun-house, otherworldly feel.
A menu offering everything from local beef burgers to bacon wrapped rabbit meatloaf makes the Eat Meorder easy to follow. Eclectic Drink Mecocktails provide the perfect pairing to whichever dinner adventure you’ve chosen to partake in. While the White Rabbit--a vanilla martini with a flaming marshmallow on top—is their most popular, who could resist The Mad Hatter? A Colorado Bourbon Manhattan on the rocks? I don’t need a calligraphy label to tell me which one to choose.
Warm booths tucked into separate rooms with rock walls and paint splattered borders, remind me of some of the best pubs I visited in London. Food made in house, drinks created to call to any literature lover’s heart, this is one experience that shouldn’t be missed when heading downtown.
Be well-prepared to lose a few hours underground indulging in the best the Rabbit Hole has to offer. The time-suspending effect was welcomed after the daily grind, and the trippy dining ambiance will leave you asking yourself: Why is a raven like a writing desk? The answer lies beneath downtown Colorado Springs, where the food transforms and the cocktails are magic.
Molly E. Lee is an associate copywriter at Amy Puchaty Communications - a Denver-Boulder-based copywriting firm specializing in luxury real estate marketing and creative copy that inspires. Amy Puchaty is a luxury real estate writer and communications specialist whose marketing campaigns and copywriting work have appeared in numerous print and digital publications including The Wall Street Journal, Architectural Digest, Inman News, The Denver Post, and Dallas Business Journal. Why Amy Puchaty? Because it’s selling season. Follow Amy at www.amypuchaty.com #AtHomeWithAmy #AmyPuchaty #LuxuryRealEstateWriter
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