Seb’s, the iconic bar from the hit movie La La Land, will come to life for one night only next week, via a takeover in the lounge of Le Colonial. It will be one of several pop-ups around the country (including LA, Chicago, New Orleans, and Washington, DC) as part of the DVD and Blu-Ray release of the movie, reports Entertainment Weekly.
The event will run from 7 p.m.- 10 p.m. on April 25, featuring small plates from Le Colonial’s menu, and cocktails with clever La La Land-related names. The pop-up will take place in the upstairs lounge only, and while there’s no cover, the drinks are for purchase only (though there will be complimentary taro chips and peanuts for snacking). The restaurant will be open for reservations as well, but is not affiliated with the pop-up.
Le Colonial is the only place to completely immerse yourself in the sounds of Seb’s, and will feature live music, set pieces from the movie, and the namesake neon sign. And though some of the songs from the musical will be playing, don’t expect Ryan Gosling to come waltzing through the door. There will be plenty of cute swag however, like branded coasters, swizzle straws, and even DVDs for giveaways.
Avid pop-culture fans might recall a similar publicity stunt that coincided with the release of Gilmore Girls’ “Year in the Life” series, wherein Luke’s Diner popped up around the country. It drew throngs of super fans, who lined up for a cup of Luke’s coffee, and a taste of Gilmore Girls.