Winter has come and gone for Drink Company, and we're ready to celebrate fall and fright in PUB DREAD all October long. The season is ripe for horror, which will dominate the spaces formerly known as Mockingbird Hill, Southern Efficiency, and Eat the Rich (1839 7th Street NW).

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THE ROOMS |  With construction and design lead by Drink Company’s Special Projects team of Matt Fox (Director) and Adriana Salame Aspiazu (Manager), Pub Dread features three unique spaces playing on classic themes. Horror fans are cautiously welcome to sip drinks in The Haunted Forest, which features blinking eyes, creepy creatures, and soundtracks that call back to classic horror moments. The Dollhouse features the most disturbing tribute to grandma’s vintage toy collection with dolls that seem to have minds of their own. The Crypt features coffins, tombstones, and room for more to join the dead.

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THE DRINKS | “All in all, this menu and these cocktails are meant to evoke memories of the season, and especially those of Halloween past,” says Bar Manager Paul Taylor. “Halloween means candy, so we had to add a couple cocktails to the cauldron that represent the holiday”


Horror films rule the drink menu, with inspiration taken from childhood favorites and true chillers that still spook adults. A Zombie variation called BRAINS! pays homage to Night of the Living Dead, and is served in a skull tiki mug and topped with a candy brain. The coffee concoction that signifies the start of fall brought forward David S. Pumpkins, a mix of rums, sherry, pumpkin, spice, and coconut.