Philadelphia, PA - Teddy Sourias is ready to deck the halls for a new holiday pop-up experience - this time trading holiday cheer for boos and booze.
The creators of Tinsel and Blume introduces Nightmare Before Tinsel Halloween Pop-up Bar. The new concept will take over 116 S. 12th Street in the former home of Simpson's Jewelry in Midtown Village.
Among the ghosts that still haunt the 100+ year former jewelry shop, look for exhibits, props, custom art and designs that range from scary and gory, to ironic and funny, to retro and vintage. Bring your phones charged for selfies and snaps for the haunted casket, zombie wall, skull bar, room of 1,001 eyes, spider's web, ghosts of Halloween past and present, and much, much more.
Notable features include custom art and a giant bar top by Philadelphia artists Scott Johntson. Look for props and cocktails taking a page from Philadelphia history, including the invention in Philadelphia of Candy Corn, and tell-tale inspiration from Poe's Nevermore.
At the bar, look for your favorite bartenders from BRU, Tradesman's, Blume and Uptown Beer Garden rustling about the ruins pouring potions and witchcraft cocktails, plus season fall beers. Like Tinsel, the bar will feature selections in theme, several with a take-away souvenir so you can never escape Philadelphia's Nightmare. For the true-spirit seekers and adventurous, costumes are welcome and encourage - but optional.
Nightmare's location for the past two years was the home of Philadelphia's Tinsel Christmas Pop-up Bar. Each season Tinsel has been at capacity every single day, attracting thousands of visitors and merry-makers. Craft Concepts Group wanted to take things to the next level in terms of creativity and design - and the idea for Nightmare was born. For the new concept, space was enlarged, the staircase removed opened up space.
From the most wonderful time of year to the things nightmares are made of, Philadelphia's new Halloween Pop-up Bar will creak open its doors in early October. Stay tuned for news of the bewitching hour.