Pop-up bars are all the rage right now. Recent months have seen a Star Wars Scum & Villainy cantina in Los Angeles (that is now permanent); a Tim Burton-themed restaurant called Beetle House in New York and Los Angeles; a Game of Thrones bar in D.C.; an upcoming Saved by the Bell pop-up in Chicago and Los Angeles; Twin Peaks and Los Pollos Hermanos pop-ups in Austin at SXSW; and Gilmore Girls-themed Luke's Diners across the country -- just to name a few.
Well, add Stranger Things to that list. Currently open in Chicago and running through the end of September, The Emporium at Logan Square is running a bar called "The Upside Down." You can order show-themed drinks (that are definitely not for kids!) with names like "Eleven's Eggos," "She's Our Friend and She's Crazy," "Demogorgun" and "Mouthbreather."
The bar will also feature show-inspired artwork and design installations from local artists and "occasional musical performances from some very special mystery guests." You can contact the Upside Down with the Christmas light wall in the Byers' living room, or go into the Upside Down itself with an entire room dedicated to the other dimension. Spend some time in the Hawkins Middle School A.V. Club or sneak past the Hawkins National Laboratory. You can even crawl into Fort Byers.
Check out the gallery of photos below, and let us know what your perfect Stranger Things-themed drink would be.
Visit emporiumchicago.com for hours and visiting information. Stranger Things Season 2 will be available on Netflix on October 27.