D.C.'s latest pop-up brings the works of The Brothers Grimm front and center in a sinister cocktail bar experience.

The great minds at Drink Company have put together an unforgettable atmosphere at PUB Grimm. Did you know that the original fairy tales were not as squeaky clean as Disney makes them out to be? Original German stories didn't hold back on the darker side of the things, and you can experience some of that flavor here in D.C.

WHERE: 1843 7th St. NW | Washington, D.C.
WHEN: October 17–November 3, 2019 | Tuesday–Thursday, 5 p.m.–12:30 a.m.; Friday–Saturday, 5 p.m.–1:30 a.m.
METRO: Shaw-Howard University Station

Wander through Briar Rose's thorny hedge and marvel at the way the full moon shines on Rapunzel's golden mane. Enter this enchanted world for an Instagrammable night out.

“Revisiting Grimms’ fairy tales has been a fantastic creative journey for me,” says Special Projects Manager, Adriana Salame-Aspiazu. “I want it to be that for our guests, too." 

In addition to the incomparable decor, you'll want to visit to sample some of the delicious craft cocktails. 

 “I love fall—apples, hoody weather, Halloween,” says drinks creator, Paul Taylor.“Creating these cocktails from classics, I wanted them to connect back to the theme, stories I grew up with, and embody my favorite season.”

Forget beer goggles—a couple of these and you'll be looking good, too! The Fairest Apple of Them All (Smooth Ambler American Whiskey, maple, apple cider, vinegar, bitters)

apple cocktail, skull mug

Hansel and Gretel would have loved the cocktail they inspired, Crumby Directions (Powers Gold Label Irish Whiskey, ginger, honey, lemon, smoked Allspice). Who needs a candy-coated house when you've got Irish Whiskey?


Cinderella stumbled because she was in a hurry, but if you have enough Glass Slippers (Monkey 47 Gin, dry vermouth, orange bitters, spruce oil), you're going to need help getting home, too. 

cocktail, glass slipper

PUB Grimm and the D.C. Public Library Foundation (DCPLF) will present a Drag Queen Story Hour every Saturday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., where drag performers will read classic fairy tales in costume and a portion of the proceeds from drinks will benefit the DCPLF.  In addition to the open hours listed above, there will be a ticketed Halloween event on October 31. For more information, head to popupbardc.com.

**All of the photos in this article are courtesy of Drink Company.

Will you be trying out some of these unique craft cocktails? Let us know what you think in the comments!