THE COLONY, Texas — Flappers, prohibition and Jazz music galore!
If the "Roaring Twenties" sparks your fancy, then get ready to light up a cocktail and a cigar! There is a new, 1920s-inspired prohibition experience coming to North Texas in March.
It's a speakeasy called "Red Phone Booth."
Red Phone Booth originally started in Atlanta, Georgia, but a new location is opening at the Grotto at Grandscape in The Colony. It is a 6,000-square-foot venue featuring a turn-of-the-century craft cocktail selection and an exclusive cigar program. Inside, patrons can enjoy the space's 100-year-old reclaimed brick walls from a textile mill, a honey onyx bar, intimate fireplaces, custom Italian leather couches, and hand-painted ceiling with back lighting by renowned artist Christian Waggoner (Star Wars / Lucas Arts).
PHOTOS: 1920’s prohibition experience to open in The Colony
The exclusive lounge will be open to the public, but part of the unique prohibition experience will be that guests will need a secret phone number from a member, local hotel or restaurant to dial into the restored London antique red phone booth to gain entry. For more information on how to become a member, click here.
"We have always enjoyed the greater DFW area and we're excited to expand the Red Phone Booth brand to now include The Colony, TX," Stephen de Haan, owner and founder, said. "We were introduced to Grandscape by family and upon visiting the incredible mix of shopping, dining and nightlife, we realized the Red Phone Booth would be the perfect complement for adults looking for a unique Prohibition experience where they can enjoy award-winning cocktails while focusing on conversation among friends and colleagues."
The cocktail menu at Red Phone Booth features a selection of more than 400 spirits including rare bourbon, whiskey, scotch, tequila and Japanese whisky selections. The menu also has Italian-inspired appetizers and a small bites menu, which includes Stuffed Peppadew Peppers, Polpette and Insalata di Bistecca and a variety of fresh authentic Neapolitan Pizzas made to order.
For cigar enthusiasts, Red Phone Booth offers a selection of more than 220 cigars from its temperature and humidity controlled walk-in humidor.
Red Phone Booth will host numerous open house tours for potential members from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. starting Feb. 20 through Feb. 25. There will be members only grand opening parties on March 2, 3 and 4 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. by invitation only.
The speakeasy will be open to the public on grand opening events at 9 p.m. on March 3 and 4.
There is a dress code to be allowed in, per the website:
Gentlemen: "Gentlemen may not wear ball caps, cargo or ripped shorts, open-toed shoes, or athletic gear. Either a collared shirt or sports coat is required for gentlemen. Gentlemen may request to use one of the house sports coats while visiting the Red Phone Booth."
Ladies: "Ladies may not wear athletic gear or excessively ripped clothing. Appropriate, tasteful attire must be worn at all times. Thank you."
For more information visit, redphonebooth.com.
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