‘High-end’ bar sets up shop in uptown

White Rabbit opened it’s doors Feb. 28, offering a large selection of spirits, wine and craft beer

Photo by Rebecca Allison
Photo by Rebecca Allison

A new bar called White Rabbit in uptown Waterloo has recently opened its doors for business.

White Rabbit, located near King Street North and Princess Street, presents itself as a rock-and-roll bar, displaying an iconic full wall graphic of The Rolling Stones, centered on Mick Jagger. They also focus on offering high-end products and services for its customers.

“We’ve had a really positive response from everybody. We’ve been busy every night that we’ve been open and all of the feedback has been really good,” said co-owner Kypp Saunders.

White Rabbit has a large drink selection, featuring high-end spirits, wine and craft beers.

In addition to the liquor selection, the bar also has a full menu with specialty sandwiches and platters, including its signature platter the “fat rabbit,” hosting a variety of cured meats, cheeses and fried goods.

“Our bar is loaded with over 200 kinds of liquor and we have three shelves of whiskey alone,” said Saunders.

“Nobody else in uptown, or anywhere in town that I know of, can offer that. What we’re doing is higher-end stuff not for higher-end prices.”

White Rabbit has been open since Feb. 28 and has been open late every night since.

The bar is looking to move on from its soft opening to full service in the next week, opening not only for evening entertainment, but also for lunch and brunch services.

One aspect of this expansion to full service will be the Tuesday night special, featuring $12.00 pitchers of Pabst Blue Ribbon with $3.00 sliders.

“We’re going to roll out our full package. Every night we’ll have something going on, like food specials, entertainment or drink specials,” said Saunders. “I think the goal is to be full of people having a good time and drinking.”

Two special brunches will be hosted this weekend, focused heavily on music and providing a party atmosphere. On Saturday, White Rabbit will be hosting its Led Zeppelin brunch, followed by The Rolling Stones brunch on Sunday.

“It brings more of a party atmosphere,” said Saunders. “We want to be the place where you come for brunch if you’re ready to get your drink back on from the night before.”





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