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Blockbuster Pop-Up Bar is open in Los Angeles

by Jeff DePaoli

If you grew up in the 1980s or ’90s, you most likely spent many weekends browsing the aisles of your local Blockbuster Video. With Blockbuster Video stores nearly all gone (other than the last Blockbuster on the planet in Bend, Ore.), those days of hunting down movies on the store shelves are just a memory. Now, we’re all a little older. If you have fond memories of those days of yesteryear, you’ve reached an age where it’s legal to drink alcohol. Now you can mix your longing for the good old Blockbuster days along with an adult night out at the Blockbuster Pop-Up Bar in Los Angeles, Calif.

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Photos by Jeff DePaoli

When you first enter the bar you receive your Blockbuster “rental” card. This card gives you the ability to make a drink selection to bring to the bartender waiting to mix your libation.

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At the Blockbuster Pop-Up Bar, you’re not simply selecting your drink of choice from a menu. They’ve instead created an environment reminiscent of the movie browsing experience. But in this case you’re browsing the aisles for a beverage named after iconic movies.

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Perhaps you’d like yourself a “Hocus Pocus” featuring Spring 44 Vodka, Sprite, and Midori. Or maybe you’re more in the mood for a “Titanic” featuring Kettle One Vodka, Passion Fruit, Vanilla, Lemon Citric Acid, and Cava. When you’ve found the drink/movie you’d like, take it off the shelf and bring it up to the bartender with your rental card.

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In addition to drinks, the Blockbuster Pop-Up Bar offers childhood favorite foods from the ’80s and ’90s (often with a more elevated twist). Whether it’s a Dunkaroo Ice Cream Sundae, Grown Up Lunchable, or one of their other food options, it’s sure to satisfy your cravings.

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In addition to food and drinks, Blockbuster Pop-Up Bar has numerous photo backdrops to strike a pose and share on your social media. Plus, in addition to the indoor bar, there’s an outdoor patio with even more Blockbuster decor.

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Blockbuster Pop-Up Bar offers various ways of enjoying the space. Book your spot during regular business hours or indulge in a Blockbuster Brunch or Cocktails & Comedy. Click here to book your spot and to learn more details.

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Check out our tour of the Blockbuster Pop-Up Bar on our YouTube channel:

Blockbuster Pop-Up Bar in Los Angeles
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