A new pop-up bar is offering drinkers an unusual activity to accompany their cocktails.
The chance to play with rats.
Yes, you read that right.
Rat Bar, organized by San Francisco Dungeon, will open to customers next month following the successful run of a similar event at the California tourist attraction, Rat Cafe.
The bar advertised the upcoming event on their Facebook page.
Drinkers will be offered a half-hour slot to play with the rodents as well as supping on an inevitable rat-themed cocktail:
the Ama-RAT-o Sour.
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Patrons will also be treated to an hour-long interactive show about the:
“weird, twisted, dark side of the city's history."
Patrons will sip on special rat-themed cocktailsSan Francisco DungeonMatthew Clarkson, head of marketing for West Coast Midway Attractions said:
“Let's be honest – pastries and coffee were nice and all when we hosted the Rat Cafe but that was a lot of work."
“We thought, 'F it. This time, get drunk, see our show, touch rats and get drunk some more'."
After their successful Rat Cafe--enjoy pastries & coffee, play with rats, and learn about a darker side of SF histo… https://t.co/c70fWQ4gO0— HERO (@HERO) 1559577314.0
Reactions online have been mixed, but most people wanted to take a pass on the rats.
I can think of about at least hundred other species I’d rather drink with. https://t.co/oWDEV3DZ6i— Wendy Suares (@Wendy Suares) 1559328442.0
In San Francisco, a pop-up Rat Bar, where you can play with real rats, after a cocktail and history lesson about Ch… https://t.co/FPpIiTifmf— Camper English (@Camper English) 1559158652.0
Kind of a lot going on there. Also: The welcome cocktail is an "Ama-RAT-o Sour"— Camper English (@Camper English) 1559158685.0
@alcademics I'll take the history lesson, and the cocktails without the live rats. My only comment about the rats.… https://t.co/ynSH0gz5KZ— Laurie Van Thiel (@Laurie Van Thiel) 1559221639.0
@alcademics "play with real rats"? 🐀 Is that an optional activity or are the rats just running around on the bar top?— TheDataStill Spirits Competition Mgmt (@TheDataStill Spirits Competition Mgmt) 1559159111.0
SF is truly filthy https://t.co/UaHGxgw9ge— pam silleman designs (@pam silleman designs) 1559378158.0
A San Francisco tourist attraction is launching a pop-up bar themed for the city’s “weird, twisted, dark” history —… https://t.co/RMdbAdmk4O— Claire Magazine (@Claire Magazine) 1559377587.0
Eek! Rat pop-up bar headed for San Francisco The San Francisco Dungeon at Fiisherman's Wharf is hosting the unusual… https://t.co/QjSzCa6Tbh— BMupgrade.com (@BMupgrade.com) 1559337085.0
A little vermin with your vermouth? Ask any girl whose drank with snakes before. #FoxNews https://t.co/T6eQn2cgLO— Tony Pizza (@Tony Pizza) 1559358349.0
Rats have been provided for the event by a local charity, Ratical Rodent Rescue.
The event will take place on June 13-15, and tickets cost $49.99.