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A 'Stranger Things' Pop-Up Bar Is Coming To Logan Square Friday

By Stephen Gossett in Food on Aug 17, 2017 9:40PM


You watched Stranger Things. You took in Stranger Things art. You went to Elizabeth and ate Stranger Things. What's left but to drink Stranger Things? Well, you can soon check that off and complete the bucket list when Emporium Arcade Bar (2367 N. Milwaukee Ave.) in Logan Square launches, you guessed it, a Stranger Things pop-up bar.

The pop-up, called The Upside Down (naturally), will feature artwork and design installations and drinks inspired by the Spielbergy-sci-fi Netflix phenomenon. (May we suggest an Eggo infusion of some sort?) You can also expect to see a musical performance here and there (how much does S U R V I V E charge to book?) plus "some very special mystery guests." Or they could do both at once by roping in "Steve."

It opens tomorrow (Friday, Aug. 18) at 7 p.m., and they've put together a short trailer to get you and your trusty group of plucky pals prepared.

Emporium wrote on Facebook:

"This Stranger pop-up bar will be the end of Summer 80's dance party of your dreams, filled with curious Things inspired by & paying homage to the instant-classic television show about the haunting happenings in Hawkins, Indiana & the brave kids of the Hawkins Middle School A.V. Club who saved their friend & their town from the devious deeds of the Hawkins National Laboratory & the subsequent devastation of the Demogorgon!"

The pop-up is tentatively scheduled to run through September. It'll be open Wednesdays through Friday (5 p.m. to 2 a.m.), Saturday (12 p.m. to 3 a.m.) and Sunday (12 p.m. 2 a.m.). You can also request to rent to place out for a private party by sending a line to

The second season of Stranger Things releases on Oct. 27 on Netflix. This Upside Down should tide you over until the real one arrives then.

[H/T Time Out Chicago]