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Obstacle No. 1
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
This place is amazing. Love the vibe. Food is tapas style and totally delicious. Get a little dressed up and enjoy. It’s magnificently dark and comfy.
Obstacle no. 1 is an upscale bar with a supreme ambience and the showmanship of it's amazing bartending star, J.P. Worth the slightly higher prices for innovative drinks and small plates.
What a great addition to 8th Street in Holland Michigan! An evening spent at obstacle No.1 winks you away and with a lil imagination you are in a lovely place far far away! The mixology and cocktails are perfect. Order a variety Of small plates and it’s is a perfect evening!
Amazing drinks and presentations in a relaxed environment.
Best ambience and drinks in Holland. And nice that they have food available from the adjoining restaurant.
This was our first time in after walking past it a million times! We were such big fans. We only stayed for cocktails but the service was wonderful, personal, kind, and informative! We absolutely loved the vibe and the atmosphere here. So perfect for our date night. We’ll be back 😊
By far the best cocktails in Holland, and a great quiet intimate date night location!
Lighting is too low. Very difficult to read food and drink menus. Otherwise, a great place.
This place is definitely about the cocktails.... And they are truly unique and amazing. Our bartender was intuitive, engaged and talented. Food was good and very rich but definitely second to the exemplary cocktails.
JP has it spot on with his drinks. We were amazed how he personalized his drinks. I think the fact alone that he will talk with his customers and spend time In conversation as his time allows. I loved hearing about his background. He was chosen perfectly to run this new gem.
I love the ambianceBut for me, hard time reading menu and wouldn’t mind a small menu light! Thank you JP ! It’s clear a lot of hard work and passion goes into what you do.
JP is the cocktail master
Great ambiance. The mixology and good selection is remarkable.
No food so scratch that part. Beautiful cocktail bar with great drinks and exciting presentations. Very nice ambience - could be in any city.
Amazing staff - great people. Helped answer all of my questions & were very patient. The drinks were spectacular. Will for sure have to go back!!
Excellent drinks and food! Unique menu. Attentive service.
Absolutely amazing. Can’t wait to go back.
Wonderful experience! Amazing drinks, first rate, friendly service and overall great time! Highly recommended!
Incredible atmosphere and was my first time. Loved the experience but was disappointed that we had a 6:30 reservation, ordered dinner food and by 7:45 they came over and said we have another reservation at this table at 8. I love experiences and didn’t like being rushed out
The Drinks are amazing! Perfect score!
Wonderful place to spend an anniversary. The selection of tasty drinks is incredible. The preparation and presentation were entertaining. We definitely recommend a visit.
An excellent beginning to our anniversary night out!
Best Old Fashioned and appetizers were delicious! Highly Recommend!
Great service, from all of the staff, and amazing food and beverages. Relaxing surroundings with unique decor top it all off.
JP is an excellent human being and his drinks are even better. The room is beautiful and very well put together. Everybody should at least visit once for the experience they have curated for their customers
10/10 would recommend! If you need a place for dinner, drinks, or a special occasion/celebration this is it!
Highly recommend for the unique, intimate ambiance. Great place to have an artisan cocktail where it's quiet enough to easily have a conversation. Personalized tableside service.
Did not eat there. JP is amazing. We were accidentally charged $55 each for $15 drinks, but JP took care of it.
Delicious drinks & food! Incredible service! Fun atmosphere!
This is our go to place for a romantic evening. Cocktails are pricey but amazing and worth it!
This was our third visit. I've never had such bad service here. We sat with empty water glasses and empty drinks for over 25 minutes until we flagged down our server.
It was less crowded than our past two visits so not sure why it was like this. we ordered the charcuterie board and the server said it would have almonds. it didn't and when I asked the other server they said it wasn't supposed to. after this we went to Poquitos for dinner and noticed that the same exact charcuterie board was 3$ less so felt kind of duped on that. We would've had more than one drink but no one wanted to take our order I guess.
Great find! Awesome craft cocktails in a cozy environment.
Great drinks and appetizers.
Much better experience on our second visit. Staff was more interactive and they now had mini flashlights so you could read the menu. Good place to go before or after Poquito’s.
The only thing that changed this review from a solid 5 stars across the board is the fact that the restaurant is VERY cozy and VERY dark, so if you need to read something on the menu, they give you a flashlight. That’s not bad, it’s just “quirky” and it made for a memorable date night. Also, the restaurant is notably a drink destination with a few tasty nosh options. I wouldn’t go in expecting a full meal. But the charcuterie board was delicious!
Great drinks, very unique. Would recommend this to anybody that is looking for specialty drinks.
Amazing. An obvious cocktail bar but the food is amazing. Very limited but Fantastic and the bartenders will make whatever your heart desires
Fun to go once
Best place for a quiet drink and conversation. You are paying for the ambience but great valentine day was had here!
Beautiful little spot. I loved spending an evening here enjoying the drinks and the atmosphere. Be prepared for the drinks to cost a little more, but are worth it.
4 guys for a brief get together 👍🤠
Obstacle No. 1 is rated 4.8 stars by 57 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.