Published Sep 18, 2017Stranger Things fans looking for a night out under the glow of Christmas lights while getting wasted on Eleven-inspired cocktails (and probably raiding the waffle aisle at the supermarket on the way home) will have to find somewhere else to go now that Netflix is putting a stop to a Chicago pop-up bar inspired by the hit sci-fi show.
Last month, a temporary tavern dubbed "The Upside Down" sprang up at Logan Square, but despite its wild popularity, fans won't be able to return for a Season 2 viewing party come October. Netflix has sent the organizers (owners of nearby bar Emporium Chicago) a cease-and-desist letter with a friendly warning not to operate beyond their initial six-week run.
To be fair, as far as legal warnings go, Netflix is pretty chill. Read the funny, show-referencing letter it in its entirety below [via DNA Info].
Unless they want to feel the wrath of the Demogorgon, the pop-up organizers should dry up the bar by their initially intended closing date of October 1.
There's no word yet on how Netflix plans to crack down on the inevitable costume knock-offs that are sure to show up everywhere this Halloween. Whether yours is authentically branded, a "Weirder Stuff" knock-off or totally homemade, be sure to have it ready for the Season 2 premiere of Stranger Things. It hits Netflix on October 27.