ROBERT & YING ADAMSON
MANAGING PARTNERS AND CO-OWNERS
THE BLIND RABBIT | ANAHEIM PACKING DISTRICT, CA
Immerse yourself in the prohibition era and experience a hidden 1920s-themed speakeasy, located within the Anaheim Packing District.
Husband and wife duo, Robert Adamson and Ying Chang, are the masterminds behind the The Blind Rabbit. The concept: hide an old-fashioned speakeasy somewhere in the shadowy depths of the hip, Anaheim Packing District. Artfully concealed behind a wall that looks like decor, inside it represents a 1920s club equipped with a cozy vibe, dim lighting, a couch made out of a claw foot tub, and tongue and seasonal craft cocktails. Robert & Ying’s goal for The Blind Rabbit has always been to provide patrons with an authentic prohibition bar experience, where visitors can enjoy handcrafted cocktails while in concealment, even if for just 90 minutes.
Ying and Robert both have a history in the restaurant and hospitality field, and both have a long list of accolades to show their success. Robert, with over 20 years of experience in the restaurant industry, has been with The Blind Rabbit as a managing partner and “Spirit Commander” for over two years. So far, he’s assisted the establishment in acquiring the title of Best New Bar in Anaheim, courtesy of CBS News, the Golden Foodie award for Best Cocktails in 2015, Best Speakeasy in Orange County, and Best New Restaurant in Anaheim.
Ying has experience working in the corporate structure and focuses on the organization and accountability that holds The Blind Rabbit to the highest standard. Having a degree in Social Ecology with the emphasis on Psychology and Social Behavior, Ying understand the importance of the skills needed for guest relations and has the capabilities and know-how’s to lead teams of highly dynamic people into highly functioning selling machines. Ying’s most recent accomplishments include refining and implementing a buyout package for The Blind Rabbit where parties can book various packages that allow them to choose menu items and a cocktail list to create an experience very personal to the patron. Ying has also included upsales on photo packages and cocktail classes for customers and spearheaded the “Sipping Service” and gift card and collector programs. These programs over the the last year have helped The Blind Rabbit to make record sales.
The force that is Ying and Robert is not one to be reckoned with. They understand the hard work and dedication it takes to open, manage and stay on top of the game in the competitive restaurant industry in Orange County. With the homage to the prohibition era, the strict no cell phone rule (because a: they weren’t invented yet, and b: because it’s good to get to know your neighbor while sipping your cocktail), Ying and Robert have managed to create an immersive and authentic experience for The Blind Rabbit’s visitors.
Just make sure to enter through the sake barrels, speak easily,
and always exit through the bookcase.