The year 2016 will be remembered for many things… many of which we’d rather not talk about. But one of the positive things it will be remembered for is “Stranger Things,“ the nostalgia-fueled Netflix series that premiered in July and dominated the pop culture landscape all damn year. We still can’t stop talking about it, which is a testament to how good the first season truly was.
Of course, there were serious Christmas overtones in “Stranger Things,” making it perfect viewing for this time of the year. It’s through strings of Christmas lights that Winona Ryder’s Joyce Byers attempts to make contact with her missing son Will, and the whole first season culminates on Christmas day. So why not spend your Christmas Eve at… a “Stranger Things”-themed bar?!
Yes, this is an actual thing.
The folks behind Miracle on 7th Street recently converted four existing bars in Washington, DC into fun holiday-themed establishments, and of particular note, the bar normally known as Eat the Rich has been turned into a full-on “Stranger Things” pop-up bar. The bar, open through Christmas (but closed on Christmas day), is located on 1839 7th St NW Washington, D.C., and it’s completely decked out with show-specific decor that includes a replica of the iconic Christmas lights communication wall, a robotic Demogorgon, and of course, boxes of Eggo waffles.
Said event owner Derek Brown:
We have the whole display from Stranger Things with the letters and Christmas lights. We thought this would be really fun for people because it was a popular show and fun for us to put together.
As if this whole thing wasn’t already cool enough, the Demogorgon pushes through the wall every hour, and the Christmas lights go crazy and spell things out. Now that’s a holiday sight.
If you’re in the DC area, you don’t want to miss this one!