A Magical Lord Of The Rings Pop-Up Just Opened In Lincoln Park

Charli Renken Charli Renken

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We’ve had first happy hour, but what about second happy hour?

Chicago’s premiere pop-up venue and barcade, Replay Lincoln Park, recently opened “The One Pop-Up to Rule Them All,” a new Lord of the Rings pop-up following the success of their Harry Potter concept. Replay is known for its elaborate pop-up bars complete with large structures, special menu options, and themed events. Its newest concept pays tribute to JR Tolkien’s classic tale.

The new LOTR pop-up features custom artwork and several Instagram-worthy photo opportunities with characters and settings from the popular series. Travel through the Mines of Moira, battle your way into Minas Tirith, and take refuge in the peaceful town of Rivendell all from the comfort of one of Chicago’s best barcades. Unlike our brave heroes, you’ll be able to walk right into Mordor and make it back to the Shire in time for second breakfast.

All that adventuring is bound to work up an appetite which is why Replay has teamed up with Zizi’s Cafe to provide a variety of hobbit-friendly treats. Indulge in Fried Po-tay-toes, Lord of the Wings, Frodo’s Dolma, Beef Lembas, Gandolph’s Corn Staff and Pippen’s Popcorn. If you promise you won’t go power-hungry, you can also try Onion Ring to Rule Them All. Just don’t disappear on us, yeah? 😉

Replay’s newest pop-up also features three distinct bars named after LOTR settings; The Prancing PonyMinas Tirith and Mordor. Each bar has its own menu with delicious craft cocktails such as The Evenstar, Narya-Ring of Fire, Nenya-Ring of Water and Vilya-Ring of Air. One particularly delicious drink is The One Ring made with Makers Mark, Drambuie, cinnamon syrup and lemon juice. Yum!

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🍻 NEW drinks launch tonight!🍷 . . The One Pop-Up to rule them all officially launches TODAY! We have all new drinks featuring location specific cocktails 🍹 and shots, you’ll have to travel to each bar to try them all! The main floor has been completely transformed into the different locations of Middle Earth 🌍, including Rivendell, the Shire, Minas Tirith, and Mordor! There’s a giant Gandalf 🧙‍♂️ to make you feel like a hobbit, a hiding hole for you to hide from the Nasgul, a Balrog you can battle with Gandalf’s staff and more!! This is NOT a pop up you’ll want to miss! So form your fellowship 👫👫 and come see us tonight!! 🍃 . 21 and up and NO COVER! . (Drinks pictured: Narya, Vilya, Nenya, The One Ring, Thorondor, High Tea, and White Tree) . . #replaylincolnpark #arcade #arcadebar #popup #fantasy #lotr #bar #booze #cocktails #grandopening #weekend #chicago #lakeview #lincolnpark #hobbit #wizard #gandalf #elves #dwarves #games #nocover

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“The One Pop-Up to Rule Them All” will be opened all month in addition to Replay’s “A Very Harry Winter Pop-Up”, which will remain open through Feb 9. There’s no cover at Replay but you must be 21+ with a valid ID to enter.

Replay Lincoln Park
2833 N Sheffield Ave, Chicago, IL 60657

Mon- Thurs: 5 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Fri: 3 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Sat: 12 p.m. – 3 a.m.
Sun: 12 p.m. – 2 a.m.

No cover
More information.


Feature photo: @replaylincolnpark

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