Calling all lovers of Mr. Meeseeks: Soon you will be able to share that love with the world at the new Rick and Morty-themed pop-up bar, the Wubba Lubba Dub PUB, which will be open from August through the beginning of October in Washington, D.C.
Located at 1839 7th St. NW, the Adult Swim cartoon-inspired bar was created by Drink Company, who in the past have put on a variety of other pop-up experiences, including the Miracle on 7th Street, Cherry Blossom PUB, Royal Wedding PUB, and last summer’s Game of Thrones PUB.
The bar (which stretches across three adjacent Drink Company properties) will cater to the cult-like fans of the show, giving them not only a variety of cocktails based off of the duo’s adventures and universes (we’re hoping for a Rick Potion #9) but also a slew of other Kalaxian Crystal-fueled delights for diehards to revel in. These will include, but aren’t limited to, a recreation of Rick’s garage lab, a reverse giraffe, and the iconic Space Cruiser. You can also expect an Anatomy Park, the Cromulons’ Cygnus-5 expanse, dimension 35-C Farmer Rick’s Mega Tree farm, a gang of life-sized Meeseeks, and (necessarily, if you ask us) Real Fake Doors.
Oh, and if you come dressed as Rick, you’ll get to go in a special entrance and bring your Morty (though there will likely be other Mortys you can trade up/out for while there anyway, just in case).
Needless, to say, the Drink Company crew (which includes graffiti-artist Andrew Funk, sculptor and robot master Andrew Herndon, Meeseeks-maker Maria Aspiazu, and Drink Company special projects team Matt Fox, Adriana Salame-Aspiazu, and Alisa Wyman) have put a lot of time and fleeb juice into making this as Rick and Morty-esque as possible.
The cocktail menu’s highlights include “Get Schwifty” (tequila, St. Germain, watermelon, lime, and salt); “Plumbus” (St. George Green Chile vodka, Manzanilla, grapefruit, and sparkling water); and “Existence Is Pain,” (gin, blanc vermouth, Blue Curacao, coconut water, lemon, and absinthe). Each of the concoctions was created by Drink Company’s head of bar Paul Taylor and will run you between $12 and $14 (or six and a half Brapples).
If you go to the bar and want to take a piece of it home, you’ll have an opportunity after the experience ends, as the custom Rick and Morty-inspired art will be auctioned off with all proceeds going to Destination Imagination, a non-profit organization encourages students’ to tackle STEM, fine arts, and service challenges.
The Wubba Lubba Dub PUB will run Thursday, August 9 through Saturday, October 6. The hours are Sunday through Thursday, 5 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. and Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.
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