Netflix struck gold with its sci-fi/horror original seriesFans were immediately captivated by the ’80s mystery, the freshtake on sci-fi, and theadorable cast.Though it goes without saying, Season 2’sOctober premiere cannot come fast enough. To satiate the yearning until the showreturns, a pop-up bar will keep fans preoccupied until the fall.
Welcome to The Upside Down, aChicago hotspotcleverly named after the series’ dystopian realm. The pop-up bar, opening Aug. 18, comes complete with multi-colored Christmas lights, Ouija board letters, and all-things Eggo waffles (which will make Eleven proud), according to Delish. Ittakes the fantasytheme to another level with its decor and menu, making fans feel as though they’re actually on set. Chicago’s newest hit attraction is located in Logan Square at2367 N. Milwaukee Ave., so you can stop by if you’re in need of a taste of Eleven’s Eggos, the slushie of dystopian dreams with bourbon and hints of lemon, cranberry, orange, and maple syrup.
Perhaps you’re in the mood for a little something else. She’s Our Friend And She’s Crazy mixes tequila, amaretto, lemon, and strawberry. Or maybe you’re more inclined to order Coffee And Contemplation, a scotch-coffee-liquour combo that is probably a good pick after one of theslushies on the menu.
If you’re having a hard time deciding, take a breather and look over at the Hawkins Middle School A.V. projector and take in some of your favoritemoments from the show’s first season.
While sipping a drink with friends, you can discuss the fan theories you’ve been tossing around since the first season ended.
What is the deal with the Upside Down? Is it a dark and twisted as we think it is? What is going to happen with Eleven now that she’s back? So many questions.
The Upside Down (the bar, not the realm) will remain open until the end of September.Then you’ll only have about a month to go until the Oct. 27 premiere.
No judgement if in the meantime, you’re watching the teaser more times than you can count.