I've seen a lot of things in bars, I lived in South Florida for a couple years, but I've never seen a bar that lets rats pull up a bar-stool next to you. "The Rat Bar" will be opening for three days out in San Francisco, June 13-15 as part of a promotion for a haunted house-type tourist attraction near Fisherman’s Wharf called The San Francisco Dungeon.
After taking in the show you can start sipping their signature cocktail, the "Ama-RAT-o-sour," some kind of a citrusy mix and a “rat’s tail” as garnish, and get 30 minutes of play time with those furry little creatures who give you the willies down by the waterfront. You can hold them, let them run around you, have an alcohol fueled political discussion, whatever you would like.
But these rats aren't street vermin, they're high class critters provided by the non-profit domesticated rat organization Ratical Rodent Rescue. The press release said, "“Let’s be honest – pastries and coffee were nice and all when we hosted the Rat Café 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.”
So......would you do it?
photo: the san francisco dungeon