While fans are anxiously awaiting the next season of Stranger Things, they can fill the void at this hidden bar in Colorado.

Allusion Bar in Colorado Springs will have you running up any hill to check out their newest pop-up theme, Hawkins VS The Upside Down, from the popular Netflix series, Stranger Things.

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Allusion Bar Keeps It Interesting in Colorado

Allusion Bar was first a hidden speakeasy located behind the brick wall at the back of Rooster's House of Ramen in Colorado Springs. The bar featured different themes each quarter and quickly grew in popularity.

Now, Allusion Bar boasts two locations, the original at 323 N Tejon St, Colorado Springs, CO (Downtown) and 3317 Cinema Pt, Colorado Springs, CO (Powers).

Hawkins VS The Upside Down Pop-Up Theme at Allusion Bar

Allusion Bar takes the opinions of the people very seriously and after a successful "Superheroes vs Supervillains" theme they decided to give everyone just what they've been asking for...a Stranger Things pop-up!

On July 8, 2022 patrons of the Powers location of Allusion Bar found themselves in the "Upside Down," while those visiting the Downtown location were transported to Hawkins, Indiana. Unfortunately, the Stranger Things pop-up theme isn't here to stay and the final night to visit the "Upside Down" or Hawkins is September 17, 2022.

All Things Strange at Allusion Bar

Inside the bar during the Stranger Things pop-up, you'll find 80's decor, bikes, a very appropriate wall phone, and of course string lights.

The menu will also match the theme with hilariously named drinks like:

  • Scoops Ahoy
  • Bitchin'
  • Surfer Boy on Acid
  • Murray Is A Black Belt
  • Hellfire Club
  • Curse of Vecna
  • Lite Brite
  • and many more!

Reservations are free and highly recommended! Allusion Bar is for guests 21 and up, so fortunately/unfortunately the kids will have to sit this one out.

If you're looking for babysitting recommendations there's a guy by the name of Steve Harrington that is absolutely fantastic with kids. 😉

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