The galactic “Ill Minster Cantina” pop-up kicked off on Saturday, February 15, with all kinds of kitsch — think DJ Chewy and Han Solo-inspired drink served in a Solo cup.
Ill Minster Pub is a pro at the pop-up game (2600 Cedar Springs Road), temporarily transforming into pop culture temples to the Game of Thrones and Nightmare Before Christmas. Its latest is a timely one: Disney’s final installment of the Skywalker saga, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, has made over $1 billion worldwide since its December release.
Themed cocktails include a Consider the Leia (Patron coffee liqueur, vodka, and Rumchata), finished with mini cinnamon bun cereal toppings inspired by Princess Leia’s iconic pinwheeled hairstyle. A Baby Yoda themed drink is made with vodka and green melon liqueur, and garnished with limes to resemble The Child’s iconic ears.
The bar closed for a week to redecorate with on-point movie memorabilia. There’s a huge six-foot Millennium Falcon model dangling above drinkers, a towering Chewbacca, Darth Vader wedged between two Stormtroopers, and a twinkling ceiling to offset its new Death Star-themed bathrooms. Of course, the cult films will also play on repeat across most of its TVs.
Scope out these shots from inside the space below, courtesy of the Ill Minster Pub’s Facebook page:
Dallas’s cheesy pop-up streak appears to have no end in sight. Popular Knox-Henderson watering hole The Whippersnapper recently transformed into a hilarious ode to The Office.