The Little Mermaid Cocktail Experience is a mesmerizing, theatrical experience that combines performance art, powerful storytelling, and craft cocktails. After successful runs in London, Miami, and Chicago, the cocktail experience brings its eccentric performances and delicious fusions to Washington DC beneath the waves in Union Market District in North East DC.
We were invited to come experience for ourselves. We took a 90-minute journey to meet enchanting characters of the sea, sip on three fairytale-crafted cocktails and submerse ourselves in a timeless tale of love and loss. The Little Mermaid Cocktail Experience is a unique fun afternoon or night out. This experience is for adventure seekers 21 and up.
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Our adventure began with an elevator ride to the shore of a dark and stormy sea. Next we went alongside the hardy seafarers before taking a trip under the crashing waves to a secret underwater cave.
There we took our seats where the fish dance amongst the shimmering coral reefs and tantalizing merfolk.
As visitors to the seabed, we had the grand delight of trying three themed craft cocktails, including a concoction created by the villainous sea witch, inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale.
The whole experience is guided from beginning to end so sit back, relax and enjoy the show. There is time for a quick chat, but this is an immersive experience. Performers walk throughout the room, weaving between tables, inviting audience participation and performing enthusiastically.
It is hard to describe the experience because it is so many things at one time. It is cocktail hour with friends, an improv comedy show, an amazing drag show, a classical musical and so much more.
If you are looking to share a new experience with friends; if you live for the spectacular and the fabulous this is the night out you have been waiting for.
The cocktails are part of the storyline and the audience gets a chance to participate by mixing ingredients and reciting spells. Servers bring out drinks in succession. The menu includes:
The Enemy’s Anemone
Vodka, Blue Curacao, lemon, pineapple cordial, white wine
n/a: RITUAL Gin Alternative, Blue Curacao, lemon, pineapple cordial, chamomile tea
The Wicked Undertow
Gin, lemon, blackthorn plum, pineapple, tonic water
n/a: RITUAL Gin Alternative, lemon, raspberry, pineapple, tonic water
A Pearl of the Sea
Rum, mango, lemon, ginger, cinnamon
n/a: RITUAL Rum Alternative, mango, lemon, ginger, cinnamon
This cocktail experience runs Thursdays to Sundays. The experience is 1.5 hours long and please note there is an age requirement of 21+ with valid ID.
The location of this spellbinding undersea experience is: 1262 5th Street, NE, Washington, DC. Parking can be found along the street, the free parking lot in front of ‘the Market’ (entrance on 5th st NE), and another parking lot behind ‘La Cosecha’, on 4th St NE with 3 hours of free parking.
Tickets start at $59 and can be purchased from fever website or fever app.