First look at Flight 1868, a whiskey and cocktail lounge in Clifton Square

Flight 1868

Earlier this year, a new whiskey and cocktail lounge opened in Clifton Square called Flight 1868. College Hill’s latest date night and hang out spot took over The Teahouse’s former space at 3700 E. Douglas.

Located right next to Papa’s General Store, Dempsey’s Burger Pub, and Ziggy’s Pizza, it’s another option to hang out, relax, and simply enjoy being outside the house over some drinks and light snacks.

3700 E Douglas Ave, Wichita, KS 67208

Monday – Thursday: 4pm – 11pm
Friday: 3pm – Midnight
Saturday: 10:30am – Midnight
Sunday: 10:30am – 11pm

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Full transparency, I was invited to Flight 1868 to sample an assortment of items off the food menu. Since we were there, we also had some drinks. Tips were accepted and while I didn’t have much, I still left a cool Benjamin to take care of the wait staff that morning. But due to the complimentary event, it felt was right to avoid reviewing the food and instead give you an idea of what you can expect to see inside Flight 1868.

The name of the lounge is a nod to Wichita’s aviation history and the year the city was founded, 1868.

Inside Flight 1868, you’ll see much decor surrounding aviation, such as seating area that are actual American Airlines seats. Not just any seats, but business class sized to add an extra bit of comfort.

There’s a wide selection of whiskeys and other liquors to choose from and that will be growing as well. Perhaps this could be the site of a future Wichita By E.B. tasting event.

With house the space was originally built, it’s split up into sections all with comfortable seating to offer a bit of privacy.

To start our day, we were treated with glasses of water and a mixed tray of snacks like nuts and popcorn.

The menu featured four boards for snacks. There was a meat and cheese charcuterie board, a s’mores board, a waffle board and a board featuring a huge cupcake and pretzels and fruit with dipping sauces.

Flight 1868

picture courtesy of Significantly Spicy’s Facebook page

If you’re looking to stop by for brunch, the waffle and s’mores boards pair well with such morning items as a mimosa flight or mimosa tower.

And what better way to complete a cocktail lounge than a menu of specialty cocktails. The signature drinks included the assortment of liquors like blue Curaçao, vodka, tequila, whiskey and more. The drinks all game with specialty glasses. I’m told the menu will soon be updated to include pictures to match the drinks.

For example, there was a drink called the Swimming Pig that came in a glass that looked like a pig. It was a festive and fun touch to the drinks.

Flight 1868

Flight 1868 is open seven days a week, mostly in the later afternoon to evening except for the weekends when they open at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. 

Here’s the menu:

Happy Dining,

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