Phoenix Arts Club unveils upside-down experience for Stranger Things: The First Shadow

The Phoenix Arts Club, in London’s West End has announced an exciting new chapter with the launch of its Upside-Down Experience.

This comes alongside the debut of the West End play Stranger Things: The First Shadow, performed at the adjacent Phoenix Theatre.

Paddy O’Leary, Bar Manager at Phoenix Arts Club said: “As the newly appointed Bar Manager of Phoenix Arts Club, I am ecstatic to bring a touch of magic to our patrons through our new curated menu. The inspiration from 80’s film classics and the Stranger Things series has allowed us to create a truly immersive experience. I invite you to join us on this journey, where every sip and bite is a celebration of creativity and nostalgia.”

This unique experience includes:

Immersive Artwork: 3D Joe & Max have created a floor artwork inspired by Stranger Things, offering a visually captivating experience.

Innovative Cocktails: A special cocktail list crafted by O’Leary, blending creativity and tradition, will refresh classics with a distinct Phoenix Arts Club twist.

80’s Film-Inspired Cocktail Menu: The club’s cocktail menu pays tribute to 80s cinematic classics, allowing guests to relive the era’s spirit.

Stranger Things Pizza Menu: The club introduces the Theatre Boy Pizza menu, inspired by the Surfer Boy Pizzas from Stranger Things, adding a flavorful touch to the experience.

80’s Theatre Memorabilia Showcase: Guests can immerse themselves in 80s theatre history with a display of memorabilia, including a Phantom of the Opera mask and rare production posters.

Arcade Games and Pinball Wizardry: The club adds a retro vibe with a Ghost Busters pinball machine and a 2-player arcade game featuring numerous games.

Limited Edition Stranger Things Guitar: A BC Rich collaboration with Stranger Things guitar, known as ‘Eddie’s Guitar’, will be showcased, highlighting the club’s blend of musical and cultural influences.

Stranger Things Pre- and Post-Theatre Extravaganza: From 5pm to 7pm daily and until 2.30am after the club’s own shows, guests can enjoy themed games, cocktails, pizzas, and small plates.

For West End show ticket holders, the Phoenix Arts Club offers a special day-pass membership to this exclusive venue.

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Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.