With the premiere of Stranger Things season 2 fast approaching, it would seem that there would be no better way to celebrate than with a pop-up themed around the status show.
Setting up shop in Chicago, an intricately detailed pop-up bar at the Emporium recreates some of the most iconic settings from the Netflix series. Dubbed “The Upside Down,” the space is comprised of multiple rooms that are decorated in the likenesses of locations such as Castle Byers, the Department of Energy and the Byers’ living room. There is also a stage set up at the front of the bar, identical to the school’s AV club.
Stranger Things-themed cocktails will also be served, its limited edition menu are concoctions such as the
- “Mouthbreather” – gin with caramelized pineapple, lime, Ancho Reyes liqueur, and “hellfire shrub
- “She’s Our Friend & She’s Crazy” – reposado tequila with amaretto, lemon, and strawberry Eleven’s Eggo slushie.
“The Upside Down” is slated to launch on Friday, August 25 and will run until the end of September – just in time for the second season of Stranger Things, which is set to premiere on Netflix come October 27.