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lately, ive seen an increased manifestation of steampunk culture from the skits of portlandia to the streets of seattle.  what’s steampunk, you ask?  think victorian aesthetic meets the city of lost children.  with that said, i’m not exactly sure why grim’s claims to be steampunk-inspired.  i’d label the decor more reclaimed industrial, with pb elemental‘s signature touches of urban in-fill.  the drink menu is adequate, featuring standards like the moscow mule, as well as some intermediate-level cocktails such a peruvian sour and my go-to cocktail, the blood and sand. everything’s served in a mason jar, and while very 1858, gets in the way of a the perfect sip.  this does however beg the question, “what’s the chosen vessel of steampunks?”

love the machine, hate the factory