There. You’ve just successfully conjured up one Black Rabbit Rose, the Houston brothers’ petite new theater and immersive bar opening Tuesday for acts of prestidigitation and Thai food. Slideshow: appear.
This works a couple of ways...
Purchase advance show tickets to make a characteristically interesting entrance at the theater. Step into a seductive salon with a Haunted Mansion vibe befitting dates. Acquire drinks, then take your red-swathed séance table by the corner stage, which may contain an illusionist, an escape artist, a burlesque virtuoso or a musician, depending on when you’re there.
Or, at any time, head over to the bar where Butchers & Barbers once lived. There’s a bit of a Far Eastern explorer’s club feel now, with faded walls announcing bygone magicians and a Thai-Chinese menu from Crying Tiger. Expect there to be a little magic occurring behind the bar, too. And we don’t mean the drinks.
But now we do mean the drinks. Drinks like the smoked Negronis and activated-charcoal-bearing lemongrass vodka cocktails you’ll juggle while squeezing into a booth beneath the display case holding hundreds of exotic airplane bottles.
Normal things can be magic, too.