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Restaurants From ‘Seinfeld,’ ‘It’s Always Sunny,’ and ‘South Park’ Will Come to Life in SF

Here comes Paddy’s Pub, the Soup Nazi, and Manbearpig

The exterior of the Seinfeld restaurant
The exterior of the Seinfeld restaurant

There’s been a lot of buzz the past few days about Colossal Clusterfest, the mega comedy and music festival coming to San Francisco in early June. While names like Jerry Seinfeld, Sarah Silverman, and Tegan and Sara are enough to get us excited, turns out there’s a food component to the craziness, too — and it’s really cool.

Restaurants from three classic comedy shows — South Park, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and Seinfeld — will be coming to life through what are being called “interactive attractions.” Specifically, the Soup Nazi, Paddy’s Pub, and Manbearpig are coming. Here’s what to expect:

  • Seinfeld: In addition to a recreation of Jerry’s apartment, there will be “classic foods” from Monk’s Cafe and the Soup Nazi, meaning there will likely be diner fare and soup.
  • It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: There will be a recreation of Paddy’s Pub, “complete with a disgusting bathroom that is seriously only for photo ops,” as well as local chefs’ takes on rum ham and beef & beer.
  • South Park: There’s a lot of food surrounding the South Park activation, including a “small-town food court” with Tweek Bros Coffee, Casa Bonita, Les Bos, Raisins, and Whistlin’ Willy’s Pizza Gulch; a “manbearpig roast” that’s really just a pig; and a chili con carnival with “culinary delights from around the Bay Area.”

In addition to the recreated restaurants, there will be plenty of local food, beer, and wine, and restaurants will even create “menus inspired by their favorite comedic moments,” though who is participating is still not finalized. Tickets are on sale now for Clusterfest (Friday, June 2 through Sunday, June 4) here; stay tuned for more details.