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Lincoln Square Cocktail Bar Transforms Into ‘Honey, I Shrunk the Kids’ Pop-Up

The building's façade and cocktail bar indoors will be decked out to celebrate "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids" and its sequels through Nov. 1.

The Sixth at 2202 W. Lawrence Ave. is celebrating "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.”
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LINCOLN SQUARE — A Lincoln Square cocktail bar that previously paid homage to “Die Hard” is setting its sights on another classic ’80s movie.

The Sixth at 2202 W. Lawrence Ave. will soon host a “Honey, I Shrunk The Pop-Up” in honor of the “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” trilogy.

The building’s façade and cocktail bar indoors will be decked out in oversized décor, large-scale movie scenes and socially distant photo opportunities. The decorations will include 6-foot toy dinosaurs to help customer truly feel like they’ve been “shrunk.” 

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The Sixth at 2202 W. Lawrence Ave.

Stella Miller, previously the head “bartendress” of Michelin-starred Yūgen, is The Sixth’s bar manager and created 14 “Honey, I Shrunk The Pop-Up” specialty cocktails for $9-$16.

The cocktails will include custom ice cube designs inspired by the films. The bar aims to have the cocktail menu available for to-go orders by next week.

Miller’s cocktail menu includes items like the Dad, Don’t Eat Me!, a spiced milk rum punch riff made with Plantation 3 Stars Rum, Honey Nut Cheerios-infused milk and toasted oat syrup. 

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“Dad, Don’t Eat Me!,”

The cocktail is topped with a magnifying glass and caramelized Honey Nut Cheerios. As guests drink the cocktail, the custom ice cube shows Wayne Szalinski’s son stuck in his cereal bowl, screaming, “Dad, don’t eat me!” from one of the movie’s most iconic scenes.

Another cocktail is the Mr. Thompson’s Reprieve, which is a complex riff on a Rob Roy with tobacco-smoked Johnnie Walker Black Label Scotch, Carpano Antica and Regan’s orange bitters served in a Budweiser beer can. 

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Mr. Thompson’s Reprieve

The cocktail’s inspiration is from the movie’s Russell Thompson Sr. character, who sneaks outside to smoke cigarettes when he’s stressed out. One of Mr. Thompson’s lit cigarette butts becomes the torch for the shrunken kids to guide them at night while they stuck in the yard.

The Sixth’s sidewalk patio can seat 10 people and the indoor cocktail bar can seat 20 people.

The bar is open 4-11 p.m. weekdays and 2-11 p.m. Saturday-Sunday until Nov. 1. Guest reservations are limited to 90 minutes and can be made online.

For more information on the pop-up, go to The Sixth’s website.

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