Dallas bar famous for pop-ups unveils new one with Willy Wonka theme
A Dallas bar famous for its themed pop-ups is unveiling its latest: The Whippersnapper, at 1806 McMillan Ave. off Henderson Avenue, is about to transform into The Whippersnapper & The Booze Factory, a rather lengthily-titled tribute to the world of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.
According to a release, the pop-up will commence Thursday, January 18 and run through Saturday, March 2, celebrating the buzziest pop culture theme of the moment. We haven't seen a pop-culture theme like this since the big Barbie sweep of summer '23.
They promise themed delights, live melodies, and a tapestry of decorations that dance with the spirit of Wonka, as well as a staff donning looks that pay homage to the many faces and characters of Wonkas from the silver screen.
In preparation, The Whippersnapper will temporarily close its doors on Sunday, January 14.
“We’re eager to whisk our guests away to the “world of pure imagination” they fell in love with so many years ago - this time with a hint of grown-up indulgence that only The Whippersnapper can bring.” says Phil Schanbaum, co-founder of This and That Hospitality. “With the latest movie bringing a renewed love for such a longtime favorite, it felt natural that this would be the pop-up we used to kick off 2024.”
Expect an exterior mimicking colorful iterations of the famed chocolate factory, while inside, a kaleidoscope of colors and candies awaits, along with all of the photo-worthy moments.
They'll collaborate with Burger Schmurger, famed for Dallas' Best Burger, on an exclusive menu featuring creations like:
- Pure Imagination' donut smash burger
- Oompa Loompa nuggets
- Snozzberry Fries
Whimsical cocktails will include the 'Golden Ticket', 'Wonka Vision', and a non-alchoholic 'Fizzy Lifting Drink' for those participating in Dry January.
After the roaring success of our 'Austin Powers', 'Game of Thrones', and 'Friends' pop-ups, we at The Whippersnapper, powered by This and That Hospitality, are eager to present another unforgettable escapade in the heart of Dallas.