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Waterproof, the rooftop lounge at the iconic Statler, offers expansive, breathtaking views of downtown Dallas. But when the temperatures drop, you just might be able to see that breath. So instead, the team at the popular outpost decided to create an immersive experience designed to take your breath away. For the fifth year in a row, Waterproof will transition to Winterproof for the cooler season, with outdoor snowglobes and heated cabanas available from Wednesday, November 22 through Sunday, February 11.

Guests at Winterproof this year will be transported directly to the Wonka Chocolate Factory, with amazing sights and scrumdidilyumptious tastes, with special menus featuring creative cocktails and a brand-new afternoon tea.

 

THE GOLDEN TICKET

For those visitors who want a little magic in their mixology, Winterproof offers The Golden Ticket, a new menu of carefully curated craft cocktails based upon the beloved Roald Dahl work and its characters. Featured cocktails include:

GINGERBREAD ESPRESSO MARTINI - Ketel One vodka, gingerbread syrup, coffee liqueur, cold brew

 

WILLY WONKA’S PASSION FRUIT MARGARITA - Tequila, Patron Citronage, passion fruit reduction, fresh lime juice, agave syrup

 

CHOCOLATE FACTORY OLD FASHIONED - Bourbon, Aztec chocolate bitters, orange bitters, simple syrup

 

THE VIOLET BEAUREGARDE - Gin, lavender honey syrup, blueberry reduction, fresh lemon juice

 

CHARLIE’S PEACH & ROSEMARY MULE - Grey Goose White Peach & Rosemary Vodka, fresh lime juice, ginger beer

 

PUMPKIN SPICE OOMPA LOOMPA - vodka, Kahlua, pumpkin spice cream

 

JUST WHAT THE DR. WILBUR WONKA ORDERED - Pear nectar, St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur, dry champagne

 

GRANDPA JOE’S SPIKED EGGNOG - white rum, amaretto, house made eggnog, dusted nutmeg

 

VERUCA’S FRENCH 76 - vodka, Heering cherry liqueur, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup, Champagne

 

THE GENE WILDER - tequila, orange liqueur, rosemary simple syrup, sparkling water

 

There are several ways to experience all of the Willy Wonka magic at Winterproof. First, there are two sizes of private snow globes available. Small globes, which seat up to four people, are available to reserve with two-hour food and beverage minimums starting at $200. Larger globes fit up to six people and start at $300 per two-hour reservation.

The cabanas, which accommodate up to 6-8 people, have been reimaged with themed décor. They can be reserved with prices ranging from $350-550. Guests not seeking a snow globe experience can purchase General Admission, which is free before 3 p.m. on weekdays and ranges from $10-15 evenings and weekends.

 

WILLY WONKA’S EDIBLE TEA

On weekends, from November 25 – December 31, Winterproof will offer a Willy Wonka-themed tea. Willy Wonka’s Edible Tea is available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sundays. Tea reservations are $58 for adults and $25 for children 12 and under. The menu for Willy Wonka’s Edible Tea includes:

“It’s always Tea Time” - Includes two tea pairings:

 

  • Earl grey tea - Sweet and malty black tea with citrusy bergamot
  • Breakfast blend tea - Sweet and malty black tea, with a deep satisfying body
  • Crimson tea - Caffeine-free infused with hibiscus, lemongrass and citrus
  • Organic Blend 333 Tea - Caffeine-free infused with rosehips, peppermint and chamomile
  • Spiced Chai tea – Rich black tea blended with flavors of cinnamon, cardamom, ginger and clove

 

“Got to go forward to go back… better press on”:

  • Egg salad on a mini croissant
  • Chicken salad on Petit Pains au Lait
  • English cucumber with whipped dill cream cheese on brioche
  • Pimento Cheese on 9-grain bread

 

“Don’t forget what happened to the man who suddenly got everything he wanted….He lived happily ever after.”

  • Daily selection of assorted mini scones served with house-made jams, jellies and Devonshire cream

“The Candyman can...”

  • Mini raspberry cupcake
  • Goat cheese cranberry panna cotta
  • Chocolate-dipped shortbread cookies
  • Lemon curd tart

 

Guests will also receive a complimentary glass of rosé, champagne or sparkling cider (non-alcoholic).

 

WHAT:  Willy Wonka Winterproof at Waterproof

WHEN:  November 22 – February 11, 2024

WHERE: Waterproof, 1914 Commerce St., Dallas, TX 75201

PRICING:

General Admission:

 

Weekdays before 3 p.m. – free

Weekdays after 3 p.m. - $10

Weekends - $15

 

Winterproof Globe Pricing:

 

Cabanas – fits up to 6 - 8 ppl. - 2-hour reservation increments

Daytime - Sunday-Wednesday 10 a.m. – 12 a.m., Thursday – Friday 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.          $350++

Nighttime - Thursday 7 p.m. – 12 a.m., Friday 7 p.m. – 2 a.m., Saturday 12 p.m. – 2 a.m.             $550++

 

Large Globe – fits up to 6 ppl. - 2-hour reservation increments

Daytime - Sunday-Wednesday 10 a.m. – 12 a.m., Thursday – Friday 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.          $300++

Nighttime – Thursday 7 p.m. – 12 a.m., Friday 7 p.m. – 2 a.m., Saturday 12 p.m. – 2 a.m.             $400++

 

Small Globe – fits up to 4 ppl. - 2-hour reservation increments

Day Time - Sunday-Wednesday 10 a.m. – 12 a.m., Thursday – Friday 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.          $200++

Nighttime - Thursday 7 p.m. – 12 a.m., Friday 7 p.m. – 2 a.m., Saturday 12 p.m. – 2 a.m.             $300++

 

Above are food and beverage minimums, plus 27% service charge and 8.25% sales tax

 

Reservations for snow globes, cabanas and Willy Wonka’s Edible Tea can be made at https://resy.com/cities/dfw/waterproof?date=2023-11-22&seats=2.

 

WHAT:                Willy Wonka’s Edible Tea

 

WHEN:                11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays

                            November 25 – December 30, 2023

 

WHERE:              Waterproof, 1914 Commerce St., Dallas, TX 75201

 

PRICE:                 $58 plus tax and gratuity per adult

$25++ plus tax and gratuity per child under 12

Reservations for Willy Wonka’s Edible Tea are available at https://resy.com/cities/dfw/waterproof?date=2023-11-22&seats=2.