Pop’s SeaBar Offers Free Beer and Prosecco for Life

Think you'll drink $1,000 worth of booze in your lifetime?

Want to drink here free for life? Photograph by Jeff Elkins

Here’s an unusual offer: Newish Adams Morgan spot Pop’s SeaBar is offering customers the chance to buy free beer and sparkling wine for life. Co-owner Justin Abad, who’s also behind neighboring Cashion’s Eat Place, is opening up 20 VIP passes on November 1 for $1,000 each, which will entitle the holders to gratis booze at any hour, as often as they like.

Abad says the idea came about when Cashion’s regulars began asking how they could be more involved with the new beach-themed venture; similar rewards have been offered in Kickstarter campaigns when owners are trying to open. Here, anyone pledging a thousand will be given a special card that can be used for any beer in the bar—no restriction on bottles, cans, or specials—as well as sparkling wine on draft. Brews generally range from $6 to $8, meaning you’ll drink your money’s worth in about 143 servings.

The fine print: The card is nontransferable, and you can’t buy bottomless bubbly for your friends. While there’s no limit on your personal purchases, drinks for others still have to go on a separate tab. Granted, your drinking buddies won’t love this arrangement—or that you insist on going to Pop’s every time—so maybe best to keep your VIP status under wraps.

Interested? The promo lasts through November or until the 20 memberships are taken. Happy drinking.

Food Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.