The 90s Are Back at Replay Lincoln Park With ‘Nick Arcade’ Pop Up Starting June 11

June 11th is shaping up to be a day for the ages. The city of Chicago and state of Illinois have announced that they’ll be opening up to 100 percent and to celebrate Replay Lincoln Park is bringing back some good ole’ childhood nostalgia with their latest pop-up bar, Nick Arcade. 

Running through Sunday, July 11, the pop-up bar at Replay Lincoln Park will transform all 9,000 square feet of its space, including its outdoor patio, into iconic spots inspired by 90’s Nickelodeon favorites including Rugrats, Hey Arnold, Are You Afraid of the Dark, CatDog, Doug, Rocko’s Modern Life and much more. The Nick Arcade pop-up bar in Chicago will offer an exclusive selection of Nick-inspired cocktails as well as a themed food menu for guests to enjoy as they travel down memory lane. Tickets are now available, and reservations are highly encouraged.

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The Nick Arcade pop-up bar at Replay Lincoln Park will feature a throwback to some of the best moments from childhood favorites, allowing patrons the opportunity to finally take a selfie that their 90’s selves could only dream about. Along with bright colored decor specific to each show, bubbles will be plentiful and let’s not forget about the slime. Pop up aficionados will also have the opportunity to treat themselves to 90’s themed cocktails, slime shots, along with their favorite childhood lunchroom treats.

“Our fans love opportunities that give them a chance to relive their childhood,” said Mark Kwiatkowski, owner of Replay Lincoln Park, via a press release. “This one is especially for the millennials looking to get back and enjoy the city officially reopening, and we’re looking forward to some much needed 90’s inspired fun this summer.”

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90s babies who can’t wait to see the Nick Arcade pop-up bar can RSVP for an exclusive first look the evening prior to opening, Thursday, June 10 between 5pm and Midnight. Guests can RSVP by emailing nickarcade610@gmail.com. Every patron who attends that evening and shows their vaccination card upon arrival will also receive a complimentary themed cocktail, Shea Coul-Ale or Fiji water. Valid only on Thursday, June 10 for those who RSVP.

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The Nick Arcade inspired pop-up bar is 21+ after 7pm and costs $20 per person with a $20 beverage credit, for a 90-minute reservation. People under 21 at Replay Lincoln Park will receive a commemorative t-shirt in place of the $20 drink credit. Covid-19 restrictions will be practiced and protocols will be strictly observed to ensure the safety of patrons and employees. Guests who show proof they have been fully vaccinated will be allowed to remove their masks. Please note, the Nick Arcade pop-up bar is not an official event sanctioned by Nickelodeon.

Replay Lincoln Park features over 30 free vintage arcade games, including pinball, air hockey, skeeball and more. With no cover or tokens needed, Replay Lincoln Park invites guests for great fun from 5 p.m. – 2 a.m. Monday – Thursday, Friday 3 p.m. – 2 a.m., 12 p.m. – 3 a.m. Saturday, and 12 p.m. – 2 a.m. Sunday.

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For more information or to reserve tickets to select events, please visit www.replaylincolnpark.com or follow Replay on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. For additional information on Replay’s variety of pop-up bars, check out UrbanMatter’s review of their ‘Back to the Office’ Dunder Mifflin pop-up.

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