Something we don’t do much on this blog (or even in our lives post kid) is get out for an afternoon of drinks. We were fortunate recently to have some leisure time to finally get out, grab a seat at the bar and try out different cocktails at River City Brewing Company.
We typically don’t review cocktails and drinks, but thought this was a good outlet for us to talk ourselves into more date nights (or days) and cover an area many readers have been asking about….. happy hours and cocktails.
150 N Mosley St., Wichita, KS 67202
Tuesday: 11am – 9pm
Wednesday – Thursday: 11am – 10pm
Friday – Saturday: 11am -11pm
Sunday: 10am – 3pm
Happy Hour at River City Brewing Co. is on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The specials include $5 seasonal cocktails and $5 seasonal beers.
We chose River City Brewing Co. because they were advertising their new Mangonada Flamingo Gose. It was a Flamingo kettle sour base with copious amounts of mango, Tajin and a kiss of crushed red pepper. It was delicious, tart, and had a citrus-y aftertaste. One thing we would have loved is if the glass had Tajin around the rim. Come to find out, our bartender told us that some guests do request that and they will oblige. So, if you decide to go check this out, ask for a Tajin rim.
From there, we started to peruse the cocktail menu and try an assortment of them.
My favorite, and there was no question about it, was the Pineapple Mojito. It was house-infused pineapple Bacardi, mint simple syrup, fresh lime and mint, soda and pineapple juice. It wasn’t too incredibly sweet, had a nice frothiness to it, and made me yearn for summer weather. This would have been the perfect cocktail for a summer afternoon. I saw River City was putting in a new patio with garage doors, so this will be my go to in a few months.
Megan’s favorite was the Strawberry Basil Press. It had house-infused strawberry Smirnoff, soda, Mist, fresh basil and lemon. Like the mojito, this wasn’t overly sweet either. The strawberry was just strong enough to give it a refreshing, smooth finish.
Other drinks we had that afternoon were the Jalapeno Cucumber Margarita, Blackberry Mojito and Bloor Orange Margarita.
I believe our bartender’s name was William. He kept us engaged, helped us make drink decisions, and just did a fantastic job all afternoon.
Hopefully, this blog can be the start of something new for us as we continue our trek around town when we are kidless for a much-needed afternoon of parental time to decompress.
We will definitely return sooner than later to RBC if they can bring back their Orange Vanilla Whit. We tried it back in 2018 and it hasn’t been back since. If that comes back, we will definitely be sure to pimp the hell out of it.
Here’s the menu they had that day: