The Blind Rabbit: Special Events at a Speakeasy

One of Anaheim’s best-kept secrets is a sophisticated lounge tucked away in the Anaheim Packing House. The Blind Rabbit’s innovative cocktail program is a draw for discerning drinkers, while its swanky ambience attracts curious visitors new to the speakeasy experience. These elements come together to create an exceptional venue for private events of up to 35 guests.

The Venue

The shadowy, intimate speakeasy exudes exclusivity—a setting fit for entertaining an elite crowd, as attending an event in this sleek space is an unparallelled experience.

“It’s different from your usual corporate activity,” says co-owner Ying Chang. “It’s 1920's, something many businesses have never done before. We get a lot of clients from conventions because they want to do something special for top-tier sellers or VIP attendees.”

Hosting an event at The Blind Rabbit allows meeting professionals to have exclusive use of the venue. Though the venue is small—550 square feet—it’s well-appointed with period-appropriate decor and luxe furnishings. Dim lighting adds to the cozy ambience and encourages guests to be swept away in nostalgia of the Jazz Age.

When it comes to cocktails, the lounge menu of more than 40 different drinks can be pared down for event attendees. Chang recommends a list of the top five shaken and stirred drinks, with lighter options as well as riffs on classics like Old-Fashioneds and Manhattans. A signature for private parties is a fire cocktail, which allows The Blind Rabbit bartenders to dazzle attendees with a stunning spectacle of sparks and flames. The pyrotechnic display is not only visually enticing, but also adds interesting flavor profiles to each torched cocktail.

 

The Entertainment

A 1907 fully-tuned piano with a professional pianist can be booked to add an authentic vibe to any event. The Blind Rabbit also offers interactive entertainment options that keep guests engaged from start to finish. A recent whiskey event featured a specialty Scotch punch upon arrival with four tastings, charcuterie and small bites. Whiskey 101 sessions offer fun historical facts and details about different categories of the spirit, while cocktail-making classes allow guests to team up and make their own. No two events are alike and the events team at The Blind Rabbit works closely with each meeting professional to determine the goals and interests of the group to maximize their time in the speakeasy.

 

The Blind Rabbit is located inside the Anaheim Packing House at 440 S Anaheim Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92805. To book an event, email [email protected] with 60 days advance notice.

Photo credit: The Blind Rabbit on Facebook