Chicago’s The Office Pop-Up Bar Features Schrute Farms, a Drink Called “Threat Level Midnight,” and More
For all the people who think Dunder Mifflin’s Scranton branch office would be the perfect place to crack open a cold one, there’s now a bar for that.
It’s the latest pop-up at Replay Lincoln Park, a Chicago arcade bar that routinely transforms itself into immersive pop culture experiences for fans of everything from Schitt’s Creek and Stranger Things to The Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter. In addition to featuring important locations, props, and other paraphernalia from whatever series is being saluted at the moment, the bar also usually rolls out an impressive menu of themed cocktails that makes it difficult for diehard fans to choose just one (or even a few).
For The Office, you could go with a “Florida Stanley,” comprising white rum, pineapple, blue curaçao, lemon, and CBD bitters; or a “Threat Level Midnight,” a combination of tequila, crème de violette, cherry liqueur, and lime juice. Other specialty drinks include “That’s What She Said,” “Benihana Bahama Mama,” and “Pretzel Day” (which pairs well with the actual soft pretzels served at the pretzel cart). If you’re looking for something with an oaky afterbirth, we recommend the “Oaky Afterbirth.” (It’s just red wine.)
You can sip your specialty drink at Schrute Farms, the warehouse, the Michael Scott Paper Company, a mini Chili’s, or the regular office—complete with a stapler suspended in a block of gelatin on Dwight Schrute’s desk.
As Time Out reports, visitors are required to make reservations beforehand to help regulate capacity and maintain social distancing. Each $20 ticket will earn you an hour in the bar, along with a $20 drink credit and free arcade games. If the place is under-booked, you might be able to stay past your allotted time.
The last day to visit the pop-up is May 30, 2021, and you can reserve your spot here.
[h/t Time Out]