The Pink Elephant Room, a new Washington Avenue dive bar named for drunken hallucinations, has officially opened its doors.
The new watering hole at 4218 Washington Avenue announced its arrival on Instagram, describing itself as a destination for “high balls for low lifes.” As owner Samuel English told Eater back in February, the bar aims to be a laid-back neighborhood spot, complete with a jukebox and pool table. The space is decked out with saucy neon signs, a ceiling lit up with shimmering stars, and a mural featuring the bar’s drunken pink elephant mascot.
English, who also owns Montrose pizzeria Love Buzz, has plans to serve a short list of cocktails sourced from 1952 book A Guide to Pink Elephants alongside wine and beers on draft and in bottles. Drinkers will have plenty of space to consume their cocktails and brews at the brand new, 40-foot-long bar installed in the building, which dates back to the 1930s and formerly housed music venue Mary Jane’s.
The Pink Elephant Room is now open daily from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Here’s hoping that no one actually hallucinates after imbibing at the city’s newest bar.