LINCOLN PARK — “Squid Game” fans have a chance at winning about 583,855 South Korean won — or $500 — at Replay Lincoln Park’s latest pop-up.
Replay’s Squid Arcade, 2833 N. Sheffield Ave., will pay homage to the popular South Korean drama with decorations, childhood tabletop games and competitions.
The games begin Friday and will run through Nov. 28, according to a news release.
“The popularity of this show right now is insane, so we wanted to pay tribute and continue the hype with a pop-up inspired by the games for Chicagoans to immerse themselves in,” said Mark Kwiatkowski, owner of Replay Lincoln Park.
Replay’s Squid Arcade will have weekly karaoke and K-pop DJ sets every Thursday. The bar will also hold competitions for Dalgona cookie cutting, red light/green light and marbles, where people can guess how many marbles are in Replay’s pig jar for a chance at winning the $500.
Replay Lincoln Park’s menu will feature “Squid Game”-inspired cocktails such as the Dalgona, the VIP, and Red Light and Green Light shots.
The bar will also host a “Squid Game” costume celebration Nov. 13, inviting people to wear their Halloween costumes one more night.
“Whether you are a guard, a participant or a VIP, we invite you all to stop by and enjoy some games with some tempting prizes,” Kwiatkowski said.
Replay’s Squid Arcade is only for people 21 and older. It is free to attend.
The bar is open 5 p.m.-2 a.m. Monday-Thursday, 3 p.m.-2 a.m. Fridays, noon-3 a.m. Saturdays and noon-2 a.m. Sundays.
Jake Wittich is a Report for America corps member covering Lakeview, Lincoln Park and LGBTQ communities across the city for Block Club Chicago.
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