Dreams Come True at Casper’s Snooze Bar  

Screen Shot 2015-05-17 at 7.28.10 PMThanks to New York based startup Casper, the traditional mattress buying experience has officially been flipped on its head. No more corny mascots, greasy salesmen or awkward attempts to get comfortable at your local mattress warehouse. Casper’s unique approach is simple: one specially engineered mattress in various sizes, free home delivery (the mattress folds up and fits into a box) and a 100 night trial.

Far from the monotony of a strip mall, Casper transformed a space in Georgetown’s Cady’s Alley last Wednesday night to host The Snooze Bar and show off their star sleep product.Screen Shot 2015-05-17 at 7.28.23 PM

Guests were welcomed by bouncers clad in black and directed up a set of stairs to an airy loft space complete with all the makings of a great Wednesday night- a cocktail/ waffle bar, live band, and, of course, Casper beds surrounded by cloth tents. Despite its sleep-related theme, the event was an adventure for the senses. DC jazz band Mary Alouette played easy-listening jams for guests while they sipped on cocktails like The Red Eye made with cold brew coffee and noshed on sweet and savory waffles topped with goodies like crème fraiche, blueberries and lemon zest. Those who weren’t satisfied with waffles and music were treated to an individualized dream interpretation by local artist Rose Jaffe (left).

Screen Shot 2015-05-17 at 7.28.38 PMWhen all the excitement got to be much or the vodka-based Sleepy Mule lived up to its name, there was only one thing left to do: go to bed. Inside the chic makeshift bedroom, cloud projections and ambient sound worked harmoniously to help guests achieve a snoozy state of mind. The Casper team will be bringing The Snooze Bar to Austin and San Francisco after they wrap up their DC stint on Sunday May 17.