Replay Lincoln Park, located at 2833 N. Sheffield Ave., has announced it will extend its current transformation, the SpongeBob SquarePants pop-up, through Sunday, August 4. Guests are invited to hang out at The Salty Spitoon with all of SpongeBob’s underwater pals, with art installations, real Krabby Patties and more available throughout the bar. As part of the extended experience, Replay will host a Sweet Victory Flash Mob, Krusty Krab Talent Show, Bikini Bottom Summer Shindig and more.
The SpongeBob SquarePants pop-up features all of the sea creatures’ favorite hangouts, for fun, aquatic photo opportunities. Those looking to capture some of the characters living quarters may stop by Conch St. to see Patrick’s Rock, Squidward’s Easter Island Head and SpongeBob’s two story, Pineapple House. Individuals may also share what they learned in school at Mrs. Puff’s Boating School, which includes a driving course and a sunken lighthouse building. Additionally, visitors wishing to crack the Krabby Patty’s secret formula can drop by the Krusty Krab. Perhaps one guest will finally help Plankton steal the recipe after years and years of failure.
In an effort to create an authentic Krabby Patty, Replay Lincoln Park has partnered with 2ndKitchen, an organization that allows businesses to serve food in bars without kitchens, to provide the burger for all to enjoy. With custom artwork and several photo opportunities, guests are encouraged to sit back, relax and take part in the underwater world. Throughout the pop-up there are several events like a Bubble Bowl halftime show concert, a 'how tough are ya' contest, weekly late-night jellyfish raves, karaoke, jellyfish hunting at Jellyfish Fields and an honest to goodness Imagination Box.
Replay Lincoln Park will offer an extensive specialty cocktail menu for the duration of the pop-up, including Kelp Juice, Energy Drink, Patrick’s Black “Lemonad” Drink, Jelly Fish Jam Shot and The Secret Formula. The bar will also offer Sandy’s Helmet, which will be served in a fishbowl and Chum Bucket, served in a bucket like its namesake.
Replay Lincoln Park’s Pop-Up Squad, a group of artists that create the concept, décor and artistic elements of Replay’s popular pop-ups, is behind the design for the Spongebob pop-up. The team includes Jeremy Steffen, Raquel Hung, Luis Colindres, Tom Molloy, Tristan Young and Adam Michaels.