Inside the Secret Trump-Themed Bar on Capitol Hill

Donald Trump is not popular on Capitol Hill. You could argue that after months of hammering the ‘Washington Establishment’ and imperiling many members of his own party’s re-election hopes, Trump is perhaps the least-popular politician in the D.C. bubble.

However, if you’re like most of the country and you need a drink to forget this election, you may want to avoid the the secret Trump-themed bar on Capitol Hill.

The secret Trump-themed bar is just a few blocks from the U.S. Capitol, at a restaurant called Barrel.

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As you walk into the bar, it looks like your standard bourbon watering hole.

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But past the bathrooms and around the corner, you will find a stairwell with this sign above it:

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Leading to the dark, basement Trump-themed bar.

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With Trump/Pence signs plastered all over the walls.

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MAGA Hats.

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A Trump cardboard cut out.

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And one you can put your face in.

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Of course, there are Trump-themed drinks.

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The bar has printed out gigantic, laminated Trump menus.

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“We made the menu huge so it makes the customers feel like they have small hands,” bar manager Mike Haigis tells IJR.

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Each cocktail has been tailored to a memorable, ridiculous Trump quote.

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And they come with the appropriate finishings.

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Here’s the ‘I Like People That Weren’t Captured’ cocktail, made with Vietnamese iced coffee.

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This is the ‘Grab Them By The P***y’

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Here is the ‘I Have Great Respect for Women.’

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‘I Beat China All The Time’

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‘My Fingers Are Long and Beautiful’

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‘How Stupid Are The People of Iowa?’

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‘Obama Is The Founder of ISIS’

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And a $50 Mint Julep called ‘The Beauty of Me Is That I’m Very Rich’

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So, why do a Trump bar?

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Bar owner Brad Ingwell tells IJR that based on their location and the interest in the race, it was a “no-brainer.” “No one has done the Trump-themed bar,” Ingwell quips, “Every drink now will just be every stupid thing that he said.”

“We constantly try to theme the place out,” says Barrel manager Mike Haigis, “Let’s put these ridiculous, offensive quotes on a menu and make people say it. Let’s make a joke a joke.”

Bottoms up…

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