The Rabbit Hole, at 101 N. Tejon St., in Colorado Springs is simply cool: an underground, Alice in Wonderland-themed hangout in the heart of downtown with cocktails that'll make you smile wider than the Cheshire cat.
The bad news: It might be out of your price range, with those cocktails mostly $10 at least and entrees in the $20 range.
The good news: The happy hour is stellar. Appetizers discounted 50 percent include honey-glazed duck wings, Thai chili-glazed brussel sprouts and pork belly tacos. Get there between 4 and 6 p.m. weekdays.