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High T, an ambitious new Alice In Wonderland-themed cocktail bar, will be making a phased debut in downtown Orlando throughout 2023, according to a recently report in The Orlando Business Journal. The establishment will be located at 23 W. Church St, near Kres Chophouse and 1 Up Orlando.
“Alice in Wonderland was always something we had on the back burner. [We were] waiting for a space that would fulfill all of the desires we had with an outdoor element. This location has two outdoor elements — the balcony overlooking Church Street and the rooftop deck,” said James Morrone, co-owner of Elevated Bar Management to The Orlando Business Journal.
“Many of the cocktails at this location will take you out of your comfort zone with many different ingredients you wouldn’t normally find in cocktails. Our menu is broken into chapters just like the story of Alice, and as you move on from chapter to chapter, everything gets a little stranger.”
“Our goal is to bring high-end entertainment experiences to downtown Orlando, bringing people to downtown who normally would not come this way,” Morrone said.
Reportedly, High T will open in three phases throughout 2023, with the ultimate aim to obtain a Michelin Star. The first phase will feature “high-end craft cocktails and entertainment”, the second phase will adjust the operating hours to earlier in the day, offering afternoon tea and pastries. The third and final phase will “include opening the rooftop deck with croquet and a life-size chessboard, which is when High T also will begin to offer small-plate meals.”
The bar will cover around 4,500 square feet of space, without counting the rooftop deck.
What Now Orlando reached out to Mr. Morrone to follow up with questions about the food offerings and specific opening dates, but he was not immediately available for comment.