Mad Hatter’s Tea Party Pop-Up Bar

We had a great night on the pre-opening of the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party Pop-Up Bar, where every cocktail tells a story and every bite is meant to be shared.

Shady Grove Lounge, one of the nice bars in the Silverton, transforms itself a couple of times a year for a week or two into something seasonal and fun. This time they have turned it into Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, an over-the-top spectacle inspired by the stories of “Alice in Wonderland.” The pop-up bar is open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 5pm-10pm, March 29 – June 2. Visitors can immerse themselves in the enchanting world of “Alice in Wonderland” with extravagant decor that transforms the space with enormous flowers and other colorful settings. Giant flowers cover the ceiling, lively columns surround the venue.

Visitors may try Mad Hatter’s specially  cocktail menu featuring a “new” selection of “tea party” drinks, including:

  • Tennessee Tea, made with Knob Creek bourbon, honey simple syrup and rose water
  • Tea-garita, made with orange tango tea infused sour mix, tequila and triple sec
  • Mar-tea-ni, made with green tea vodka, cucumber simple syrup, yuzu sour mix and gold glitter
  • Butterfly Gin and Tonic Tea, made with gin, tonic, elderberry liquor and butterfly tea
  • Bees Knees, made with gin, lemon verbena tea, honey simple syrup and lemon juice
  • Sunshine Tea, made with sweetened sunshine tea, vodka and passion fruit lemonade

All food is made for sharing, including the Mad Hatter Tea Tree, a tower filled with:

  • White cheddar-truffle popcorn
  • Spiced mixed nuts
  • Assortment of petit fours
  • Jalapeno pub cheese
  • Creamy Boursin and Brie

To add to the quirky fun, visitors can play the MAD HATTER Puzzle Hunt, the best way to enjoy the pop-up bar with their friends. The MAD HATTER Puzzle Hunt includes six puzzles to solve using clues within the bar, while visitors drink their themed cocktails. Those who solve the puzzles are entered to win the grand prize, a “staycation” at Silverton Casino Lodge – a one-night hotel stay and dinner for two at Twin Creeks Steakhouse.

Must be 21 and over. Have fun, and don’t forget to visit the giant aquarium on the east side of the casino. Marvelous fun to see all the fish.