This city charges patrons $50 to drink coffee with rats

Pizza rat would love this!

A San Francisco theater is hosting a “rat cafe” where thrillseekers can pay $50 for the privilege of drinking coffee alongside live vermin.

“Guests can sip their coffee while seated at bistro-style tables, nicely draped with red and white gingham tablecloths… all while being surrounded by rats,” reads the website from the San Francisco Dungeon.

Patrons at the two-day Black Rat Cafe pop-up will also get some nibble on pastries, but all the food will be cleared before the guests of honor are allowed to run loose, the organizers say.

“We’re obviously following all food code and hygiene requirements,” the Dungeon’s Matthew Clarkson tells Eater.

The rodents aren’t just being plucked off the street, either — they come from a local “rat rescue and adoption agency,” he adds.

“If looked after, they’re as clean as a cat or a dog,” Clarkson tells the blog.

Credit: NY Post

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