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Thursday, June 20, 2019

Chicago's Replay Lincoln Park to Host The Salty Spitoon at Bikini Bottom Pop-Up Bar & Restaurant

Chicago, Illinois - Ohhhhhhhh...! Who lives in a Pineapple under the sea? Replay Lincoln Park, Chicago’s favorite arcade bar located at 2833 N. Sheffield Ave., has announced it will transform into The Salty Spitoon, the roughest, toughest sailor club ever to be built, in the city of Bikini Bottom for a new SpongeBob SquarePants pop-up this summer!

Beginning Friday, June 21 guests are invited to hang with SpongeBob and all his underwater pals, including his best friend Patrick Star, Gary the Snail, Squidward Tentacles, Mr. Krabs and Sandy the Squirrel with unique art installations, real Krabby Patties and more available throughout the bar.

To celebrate opening weekend, those who RSVP in advance on Facebook will be offered free express entry before 10 p.m.

The SpongeBob SquarePants pop-up will feature all of the sea creatures' favorite hangouts, perfect for fun, aquatic photo opportunities. Those looking to capture some of the characters iconic living quarters can stop by Conch St. to see Patrick's Rock, Squidward's Easter Island Head and SpongeBob's two story, Pineapple House. Individuals can 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 delicious burger for all to enjoy. With custom artwork and several photo opportunities, guests are encouraged to so 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. Sure to be fan favorites, 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.

Replay offers guests over 60 free vintage arcade games, including pinball, air hockey, skeeball and more. With no cover or tokens needed, Replay invites guests for great fun 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.

Replay is the most prolific of the many Chicago bars that churn out events with a heavy dose of nostalgia, including Sable Kitchen & Bar’s 90s MTV spring break pop up in March.

For more information, please visit, call (773) 665-5660, or follow Replay on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

It's currently unknown whether the bar will have a “no weenies allowed” entrance policy.

Leading up to opening night, Replay Lincoln Park will host a Spongebob Trivia night on Thursday June 20th between 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM! Fans are invited to come out and compete for a $100 cash prize.

Below is Replay Lincoln Park's official event info for their The Salty Spitoon at Bikini Bottom Pop-Up!:


We're finally ready to unveil our newest pop-up experience, and we've been working on this one for a WHILE.

Visit Replay Lincoln Park this summer for a lovingly created tribute to Bikini Bottom and a certain resident who happens to live in a pineapple under the sea! Feeling Bold and Brash? We'll have local artists selling fan prints and art! Feeling Krabby? We've found the secret recipe, and we'll be slinging patties all night.

Of course, in addition to our art installations, we'll soon be unveiling a custom themed drink menu, full of crafted cocktails based on the show.

So, friends:
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The Sponge-Tastic news comes as Nickelodeon is about to launch the network's year-long celebration to commemorate the 20th anniversary of SpongeBob SquarePants.

Nickelodeon is commemorating 20 years of SpongeBob SquarePants with the “Best Year Ever”—a tribute to one of the most iconic TV series and characters ever created. SpongeBob launched July 17, 1999, and has reigned as the number-one kids’ animated series on TV for the last 17 years, generating a universe of beloved characters, pop culture catchphrases and memes, theatrical releases, consumer products, a Tony award-winning Broadway musical that's set to tour from Fall 2019 and a global fan base.

The “Best Year Ever” will kick off Friday, July 12, with the premiere of “SpongeBob’s Big Birthday Blowout,” an original mixed live-action and animated special, and leads up to the Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies theatrical, The SpongeBob Movie: It's a Wonderful Sponge, coming summer 2020.

It’s SpongeBob’s birthday in “SpongeBob’s Big Birthday Blowout,” which features for the first time the celebrated voice talent behind SpongeBob, Patrick, Mr. Krabs, Sandy, Squidward and Plankton playing live-action doppelgΓ€nger versions of the animated characters they voice. In the one-hour special, Patrick and SpongeBob journey to the surface world, where they come across a few familiar characters during lunchtime rush at The Trusty Slab restaurant. Meanwhile, the Bikini Bottom residents set up a surprise party for SpongeBob. The special will premiere on Friday, July 12, at 7:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon USA, followed very shortly by a global roll-out, and also features special guest stars, including David Hasselhoff (Baywatch), Jack Griffo (The Thundermans), Daniella Perkins (Knight Squad), and Kel Mitchell (All That, Game Shakers).

Nickelodeon will also commemorate the series with: a new product line by master toy partner Alpha Group, featuring figures that showcase SpongeBob’s iconic meme moments; collaborations with lifestyle brand Cynthia Rowley for a SpongeBob wetsuit and international mixed-media artist Romero Britto; the launch of a dedicated YouTube channel and mobile game; a sneaker collaboration with Nike Kyrie 5; a cosmetics line from HipDot Studios, and much more.

Nickelodeon also recently announced that it had greenlit Kamp Koral (working title), an original spinoff series of SpongeBob SquarePants. The CG-animated series (13 episodes) introduces 10-year-old SpongeBob SquarePants during his summer at sleepaway camp. The series is slated to begin production in June 2019 at Nickelodeon in Burbank.

SpongeBob SquarePants is currently in the midst of its 12th season.

The news also follows Nickelodeon announcing plans to open a Good Burger themed pop-up restaurant with the duo behind viral pop-up phenomenon Saved by the Max to celebrate the return of the network's iconic sketch comedy series, All That! The new pop up is set to open Wednesday, July 10, located at 7100 W Santa Monica Blvd (in the former home of Saved by The Max), in Los Angeles and will remain open through 2019. Tickets officially go on sale on Monday, June 17, at 10:00 AM PST. Click the following link for info!

More Nick: Nickelodeon Marks 20 Years of "SpongeBob SquarePants" with the "Best Year Ever"!

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