Pop-up coming to Dallas promises Alice in Wonderland boozy tea party
A company known for its touring immersive pop-up bars is bringing another to Dallas: Called The Alice: An Immersive Cocktail Experience, it's popping up in Dallas with what they say will be a tea party to end all tea parties.
According to a release, this boozy Alice in Wonderland experience will open on South Lamar Street — exactly where, they will not say until a later date. But they do have times: It'll debut on August 10 and run through August 27.
First, some words from the release:
"Join us on a topsy-turvy journey where reality bends, and curiosity reigns supreme. Indulge in an interactive tea party like no other, designed for those who possess an insatiable thirst for wonder."
Some of the interactive aspects of this "ultimate tea party" include:
- Create your own liquid concoctions under the watchful eye of The Mad Hatter and expect things to get curious and curiouser.
- Dive down the rabbit hole and into a fantasy world where you will experience firsthand the magic of Wonderland.
- Paint the roses red and devour an 'Eat Me' sweet treat.
This 90-minute alternate reality experience is $47 and includes two cocktails and an 'Eat Me' sweet treat.
If this sounds familiar, it should. Alice is from Viral Ventures, an event management company based in Sydney, Australia, creators of themed pop-up experiences such as The Wizard's Den and Neverland, another boozy pop-up coming to Dallas with a Peter Pan theme in September.
These are all designed to be an "immersive" experience, IE Instagrammable, and with staff who are often actors. At least they're providing employment opportunities to Dallas' local theater community.
Other cities it has hit include Philadelphia and Houston.
Rave reviewers say they were "entranced by the effort and detail in the show and the games," "a great laugh and a fabulous way to spend an afternoon" with "some great cocktails" including a "fabulous" Mad Hatter's Tea Party with "hilarious" staff who "never broke character."