Molecular ‘Alice in Wonderland’ Pop-Up Bar Coming to Brooklyn

It’s going to be one mad tea party.

By Ethan L. Johns
April 05, 2018

Image: Mad Hatter Bus/Instagram

There’s a potion to make you small and some cakes to make you big. Is it real? Is any of this real? Take a seat, friend, you sound like you’ve had a bit too much to drink.

The Mad Hatter’s G&T Party is a wondrously wild, Alice in Wonderland-themed pop-up bar that’s opening this month in Brooklyn. Staged in an old British double decker bus (which was purchased on eBay, according to AM New York), the ticketed bar will meld classic literature with trippy, sciency cocktails.

Upon arrival at the pop-up, visitors will climb to the second floor of the bus, where they will be seated around a long table. Assisted by a staff member in full Mad Hatter garb (or another character from Lewis Carroll’s novel; fingers crossed you don’t get the Queen of Hearts), imbibers will rotate chairs as was done at the Mad Tea Party, crafting different cocktails as they go. The cocktails are reportedly inspired by Victorian-era alchemy, with bright colors and plenty of eerie dry ice.

Cakes and other treats will be provided, and guests will be able to take them home afterward if they so choose.

If you’re interested in this rollicking and twisted tea party, you can pre-register now for tickets. Mad Hatter LLC will unveil the ticket prices soon, and then we’ll be off down the rabbit hole.

Are those eyes blinking at me? Is this bus moving? Nope, the bus is stationary. Go home, Alice; it was all just a wild, booze-filled dream.

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About Ethan L. Johns

Ethan is the Food News Writer at Genius Kitchen. An expert on the Parisian bistrot, he likes bitters and salted butters, and is no fan of dessert unless it's made with fruit. His hobbies include reading up on the history of borscht and attempting to roll perfect couscous by hand. Twits & Instagram @EthanLJohns