Chicago's The Shining-Inspired Pop-Up Bar Is Now Open
Redrum is both “murder” spelled backwards and the name of a themed drink at Chicago’s new The Shining-themed pop-up bar. Called Room 237, the Stephen King-inspired watering hole will run through February 10 at The Rookery gastropub in the city's Ukrainian Village, according to the Chicago Tribune.
The Rookery’s upstairs floor will be transformed into a haunted hotel speakeasy on Saturday evenings after 9 p.m. As Esquire reports, patrons can order themed cocktails like the Redrum (rum, pomegranate juice, and lemon) and the Grady Twins (a gin and blue Curaçao-based concoction).
Actors dressed as characters from the film will be hanging out on site, but if trading words with Lloyd the bartender isn’t guests’ thing, they can simply admire the joint’s spooky décor, enjoy live music, and play Stephen King-themed trivia, according to Eater.
No cover charge is required to visit Room 237, but service is first-come, first-served. Plan your visit accordingly if navigating an ultra-crowded bar sounds as appealing as navigating a snow-covered hedge maze.
[h/t Chicago Tribune]