Photos: ‘Death Becomes Us’ True Crime Pop-Up Bar Haunts DC

A true crime-themed pop-up bar is now open in D.C.'s Shaw neighborhood, featuring three vignettes devoted to some of the most notorious cases in true crime history. Visitors can step into the worlds of the Salem witch trials, the 1947 unsolved Black Dahlia murder and a 16th-century Hungarian noblewoman and reported serial killer.

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The pop-up bar is open Sundays through Thursdays, 5 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. and Fridays and Saturdays, 5 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., through Nov. 4.
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The bar opened ahead of Brightest Young Things' Death Becomes Us True Crime Festival, coming up Nov. 3-4 at Lisner Auditorium.
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On Halloween night, Death Becomes Us will have a joint bar crawl with the adjoining GWAR pop-up bar, offering two hours of admission to all four themed bars, staggered entry and a $10 cover fee to goes to DKMS, an organization fighting blood cancers. "We will have murderous cocktails and beer along with candy and snacks," planners say.
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Witches broomsticks hang around the Salem witch trials room which also includes a BYT-powered, "Witches workshop."
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More broomsticks hang on the ceiling.
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Witches cast a spell over a cauldron in the Salem witch trials room
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The "Covered in Honey" cocktail at Drink Company's Death Becomes Us pop-up bar.
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In the Black Dahlia room, an over-sized portrait of Elizabeth Short painted by Andrew Funk is on the wall.
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Newspaper clippings also cover the walls in the Black Dahlia room.
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This gruesome crime scene features the "Black Dahlia" cocktail.
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