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Photos: Logan Square Bar Transforms Into Mos Eisley Cantina For One Magical Night

By Emma G. Gallegos in Arts & Entertainment on Dec 17, 2015 6:53PM

Wednesday night The Whistler transformed into a watering hole for the wretched hive of scum and villainy of Mos Eisley in anticipation of The Force Awakens.

The Outer Rim used to have the kind of dives where you could take out a bounty hunter without anyone blinking an eye. But boy, has this place changed! There was a line around the block, and patrons waited hours just to get in:

Even princesses weren't allowed to bypass the line:

But the band didn't disappoint, playing all the hits from its glory days:

Star Wars Cantina!

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Though the Cantina has a notoriously discriminatory no-droids policy, somehow R2D2 snuck into the band:

Yes. This happened @whistlerchicago tonight. #moseisley #moseisleycantina #FigrinDanandtheModalNodes

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The drinks looked pretty dope:

Wednesday December 16, 2015 #Chicago #Cocktails #WhistlerCantina #figrindanandthemodalnodes

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The cantina hasn't lost its edge though. There were some gender-swapping characters:

And plenty of scoundrels: