Ecto-Cool Chicago: World’s Only Ghostbusters Bar Emerges from the Shadows Next Week in Illinois 


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Chicago, IL – Amidst the chill of winter, the world’s only official Ghostbusters-themed bar prepares to fling open its doors on Jan. 10 for its Grand Opening within the enigmatic realm of Sony’s Wonderverse, a short drive from downtown Chicago in Oak Brook.

A preview of this spectral sanctuary unveils a lair that fuses the raw edge of nostalgia with the darker side of the Ghostbusters saga. Patrons step into an otherworldly alcove, shadowed corners awash in a spectral glow, while relics and whispers from the franchise’s lesser-told tales lurk in every nook.

The ambiance is charged with an eerie energy, punctuated by the defiant gaze of Vigo the Carpathian, his stern visage now a playground for mischievous specters. An erratic tower of books looms, a silent sentinel echoing the famed ghostly bibliotheca. The space further transforms as library aesthetics meld with scientific marvel, with blueprints for iconic Ghostbusters equipment adorning the walls, all bathed under a haunting blue fluorescent glow.

No tickets are needed to explore this covert haunt; only the bold will locate the secret portal. Within, bartenders enchant guests with ghostly concoctions. Standouts include a Mood Slime cocktail, a bubbling brew served in a glass beaker, promising a supernatural spectacle with every pour, and Slimer Jello Shots, served up inside of the bar’s namesake: a Ghost Trap.

Sony’s Wonderverse hosts this cryptic enclave, a singular haunt in the world, where the veil between dimensions thins. Here, thrills go beyond the libations; hidden artifacts and spectral surprises await those brave enough to delve into its haunted embrace. 

The exclusive bar is a dedicated to all past and future Ghostbusters, and is a precursor to the excitement brewing ahead of the latest franchise installment, “Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire,” set to thrill theaters on March 29th, further connecting fans to the Ghostbusters universe.

Shane Saathoff
Shane Saathoff
An active writer for two decades, Shane's focuses on local news and events throughout the area, Shane is an active historian, science nerd, and tech geek. Shane is a native of Bourbonnais, IL, and alumni of Olivet Nazarene University.


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