Rick Sanchez, of Rick and Morty fame, isn't the best role model in the multiverse. Sure, he's the smartest dude in existence (any existence, really) and puts a great emphasis on science, but he's also a raging alcoholic. He imbibes so much, it's actually a genuine wonder how he hasn't killed all of his brain cells already. Oh, right, he's a cartoon character.
While we don't condone the level of alcohol consumption in Rick's life, it is ok to get squanch-faced every once in a while. That's why we recommend that you check out the Rick and Morty pop-up bar in Washington, D.C. if you live in our nation's Capitol city, around it, or in one of the neighboring parallel dimensions.
Located at 1839 7th Street, the temporary bar (aka #WubbaLubbaDubPUB) comes courtesy of the Drink Company, which achieved a lot of acclaim last year for its Game of Thrones-themed pub from last summer. Packed wall-to-wall with Easter eggs for fans of the animated Adult Swim series, the bar has life-sized recreations of Rick's garage lab and his spaceship. Then there's the Drink Company's take on Anatomy Park (we're not sure how they got it out of the dead hobo) and a collection of Meeseeks. For the karaoke fiend in you, there's even a stage, where you can perform for the giant Cromulon heads from the the Cygnus-5 expanse, writes Instagram user @imbibephotography.
And then there are the 15 unique drinks, with every single one of them based off an aspect of the series like the “Get Schwifty,” "Existence is Pain," "Morty’s Mind Blower," "Pirates of the Pancreas" (aka Rick's baby), "Peace Among Worlds," "Keep Summer Safe," "Pickle Rick Back," "You Pass Butter," and "Sleepy Gary."
“We are passionate about this show,” says Drink Company CEO and mega-fan Angie Fetherston, who, according to the bar's website, came up with the idea while she and her PUB team were dressed up as the Council of Ricks for Halloween. “The incredible artists working on this project wanted to build an altar to a show that’s brought them and countless others so much joy. You can see our fandom and our love for the series in every amazing detail.”
The team that made the bar possible consists of: Andrew Herndon, Maria Aspiazu, Matt Fox, Adriana Salame-Aspiazu and Alisa Wyman.
“The imagery is incredibly rich, and hopefully it will evoke a feeling of being in that dimension, but also make you laugh a little bit,” Salame-Aspiazu added. “Rick and Morty has so many worlds that I wish we had 10 more spaces for the PUB because we could fill them all.”
You can visit the bar between today and Oct. 6 during the hours of 5 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. on Sunday - Thursday and 5 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
Should you decide to show up in costume as Rick, you'll get to enter through a special entrance; just make sure you leave your underage Morty at the door, since, ya know, they'll probably be carding.
If you're not able to make the trek to D.C., all the original art from the bar will be auctioned off when it closes in early October, so keep an eye out and you just might be able to create your own R&M-themed saloon at home.