Every other month immerse yourself in an exotic escape at the Venetian Soda Lounge's Hightower's Paradise events in Burlington, VT. Enjoy adventure-inspired drinks, vintage recipes, live music, and themed karaoke. Dive into the adventurous spirit with us!
Each Hightower's Paradise event has a new theme as we follow in the footsteps of the world famous tropical drink master, rum conniseaur and bartender Rufus Hightower. From 1924 to 1946 Rufus traveled the globe collecting exotic ingredients from many cultures and countries.
With each new adventure Rufus introduced new cocktails and mocktails into his famous secret recipe book. The book was once thought to be lost to disaster.
Now in the hands of the Venetian Cocktail & Soda lounge bartenders, and even though some of the book was damaged we are able to re-create many of the original cocktails. So, please join us for these special and unique moments and discover new tastes and adventures along the way.
Friday, March 15th, 5 p.m. - 12 a.m.
Saturday, March 16th, 11 a.m. - 12 a.m.
Sunday, March 17th, 4 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
What to expect:
Tropical drinks & vintage rum recipes
Live jazz exotica
Tropical-inspired karaoke (Sunday, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.)
Rufus Hightower ep. 5 film
DJ Rumflute playlist from 5p - 7p Fri & Sat
Moroccan Inspired Food
A new adventure every other month!
Japanese and Southeast Asian
January 26th - 28th
March 15th - 17th
Aromatic spices like cinnamon, saffron, ginger, and cardamom.
The Lost City of Atlantis
May 24th - 26th
The Flame of Pachamama
South American fusion
July 26th - 28th
El Corazón Ahumado de Oro
September 27th - 29th
The Ghost of Jacob Marley
Celtic and Irish tastes
November 29th - December 1