A new speakeasy, The Shadows, has opened in the former Oh My Sushi and Carrie B’s space at 6339 W. Kellogg Drive. The location, being tucked away behind a hotel, gives it much more of that speakeasy vibe as it’s off the beaten path and slightly harder to find. They celebrate their grand opening this weekend but have been running a soft opening during the week.
6339 W. Kellogg Drive, Wichita, KS 67209
Tuesday – Saturday: 4pm – 2am
Closed on Sunday and Monday
The entrance to The Shadows is accessible via an antique wall telephone that serves as the door. It’s quite novel and could throw some people for a loop who don’t know what to expect.
Upon walking inside, they did a fantastic job with the renovation. I remember going to Oh My Sushi and it was a completely 180 from what the sushi restaurant had. I wasn’t alive during the times of prohibition, but if I had to take a guess on what that vibe was like, this probably fit the picture. The music, lighting, seating was well thought out and put together.
There’s even a stage complete with cushioned seating and a pole. They’ll have such events as Drag Wednesdays, where there will be a local drag performance. The Shadows will also have what they call “pole artists” in the evenings. I was only there in the afternoon, so I can’t report back on that……. yet.
The Shadows has a full line of cocktails, beers and wine to choose from along with a limited menu of food.
I did try their Prohibition Burger. It was a pretty simple burger with plenty of seasonings and what I believe I was told was BBQ sauced stuffed in the patty. The fries had a nice crisp to them, but I would have preferred a bit more seasoning or a coat of salt on them. As for the burger, I like how it was seasoned. It was a hefty burger with all the toppings. My main complaint was how dry it was. The burger was overdone which was all one could focus on with each bite.
Another thing to note is the burger price listed on the menu may be incorrect. I was charged $14 for the Prohibition burger despite it being listed as $12. The issue was brought up with my server and I told her, I’m totally OK with whatever the price is.
I’m not quite sure that most people will go to The Shadows strictly for the food, but if you’re wanting that speakeasy vibe, it’s worth giving a try. The pole artists I’ve noticed online has been a point of controversy for some. If that’s the case, you have two options. 1.) Go earlier in the day or 2.) Don’t go at all and let it be.
Here’s the menu:
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