A Dallas bar is adopting an alternative identity in a limited-run pop-up that'll be styled after the popular TV show The Office.
The Whippersnapper, the irreverent bar on Henderson Avenue, will temporarily transform itself into a bar called Dunder Whiplin, INC. beverage company, and will operate under that guise through mid-February.
According to a release, the pop-up will begin on January 9, and will extend until February 15.
The bar name comes from the fictional company where The Office takes place. The Office is the mockumentary sitcom that depicts the everyday lives and craziness of employees at a Scranton, Pennsylvania company called Dunder Mifflin Paper Company.
Dallas-based This & That Hospitality, which owns The Whip along with other neighborhood staples including High Fives, Tiny Victories, Ferris Wheelers, Alice and Dibs on Victory, will close down The Whip for renovations on January 5, in anticipation of the opening on January 9. Hours will be the same as usual: Wednesday-Saturday 6 pm-2 am.
Phil Schanbaum, co-founder of This and That Hospitality, says in a statement that people can expect to find employees in costume, photo booths, photo opportunities, themed food and drinks, murals from local artists from the show, and a "full building reveal" once the space re-opens.
This is not the Whippersnapper's first excursion into the world of pop-culture pop-ups. Exactly one year ago, the bar initiated its first themed pop-up, called the Drunken Clam, which was fashioned after the TV show Family Guy. And in September, they did a Harry Potter-inspired pop-up called the Wasted Wizard's Pub.
Their pop-ups turned out to be an unprecedented success, and inspiring other similarly successful ventures such as the Game of Thrones pop-up that Uptown bar Ill Minster Pub executed in March.
"These pop-ups give us such a fun opportunity to bring nostalgic favorites of ours to life," Schanbaum says.