Curious and curious: “Immersive experiences” be a part of “ghost kitchens” in an upside-down foods and drinks scene, whereas the Capitol Hill bar hosts an “Alice in Wonderland-style alcoholic tea social gathering.”
Ghost kitchens coming to Capitol Hill will shake up the food and beverage scene by competing for real estate with traditional restaurant concepts while creating new spaces for nimble experimentation and new ideas. The addition of an “experience” company here also promises new energy and help for existing restaurants and bars to fill their spaces with customers in these uncertain pandemic times – but so far the experience for customers and venues in other cities has not been good.
the Hidden media network plans to acquire Capitol Hills Knee socks Co. for the holidays that start from Thanksgiving week through the end of the year with an “Alice in Wonderland Style Alcoholic Tea Party”.
Hidden appears to be preparing to expand from its base in Sydney, Australia, to bring its pop-up “experiences” to Capitol Hill and across Seattle this year. It also lists Melbourne, Los Angeles, New York, London and Manchester as markets for creating ticketing events at venues in the area, although it appears to be active in other cities in the United States as well. His Seattle plans include cocktail parties, drag brunches, quiz nights, and more.
“Hidden is a marketplace for the most exciting live and virtual experiences in your city,” says the company. “By working with a network of carefully selected event organizers, we want to offer our customers exciting, entertaining and new events and experiences in your area. All events are unique, different and exclusively for Hidden! “
The Seattle PI picked up the company’s press release and praised the Capitol Hill run of the Alice Immersive Cocktail Experience as a “whimsical, alternate reality experience,” which the company claims lasts 90 minutes and “two bespoke cocktails, puzzles and challenges that the guests have to buy ‘Eat Me’ cakes and lots of crazy photo opportunities. ”Tickets valued at 40 USD per person are currently on sale.
Pennsylvania is apparently ahead of Seattle on this point. The following was given to a reporter from Pittsburgh City Paper with her ticket:
For my $ 49.82, I got a shooter and what looked like a store-bought sugar cookie, followed by a second cocktail 45 minutes later. If I wanted another drink beforehand, I had to pay $ 10 for flavored shooters with names like Tweedledee and Tweedle Rum or Some Kind of Mushroom, which, despite the name, didn’t contain any real mushrooms.
Knee High Stocking Co., the Capitol Hill host for Hiddens Alice event, has established itself as the neighborhood speakeasy. CHS visited in 2016 when the lounge wanted to go beyond the gimmick. This year is the twelfth time on the E Olive Way.
While the events for places like Knee High could provide opportunities to use their space for a temporarily more profitable pop-up, Pittsburgh City Paper reports that some events in the city have been moved to other locations after ticket sales, frustrating customers and restaurant owners .
In the meantime, the company Hidden is planning further promotions here, including a “2D Sketch Bar” for US $ 20 and an “ABBA Immersive Musical Brunch”, which will take place in a “secret location”. The ticket prices for the brunch are not yet known.
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