Lonely Planet Writer

Seinfeld-themed pop-up bar coming to Toronto

Put on your puffy shirts and leave behind the close-talkers – this summer a new pop-up bar and restaurant in Toronto will gather together Seinfeld fans at a recreation of Monk’s Diner from the popular show.

Tom's Restaurant is a well-known landmark in New York, which was shown as the exterior of Monk's Cafe in the show Seinfeld.
Tom’s Restaurant is a well-known landmark in New York, which was shown as the exterior of Monk’s Cafe in the show Seinfeld. Image by InSapphoWeTrust / CC BY-SA 2.0

According to its Facebook page, the pop-up will open on 15 July run all summer long. It will be open each night with weekly events like Seinfeld karaoke, trivia, and costume contests and a professional photographer to take photos of groups in “the gang’s booth”.

The kitchen will feature items themed around Seinfeld jokes, like $100 wine, big salads, chocolate babka, muffin tops and more.

The organizers will sell tickets online – which may be necessary as more than 7,000 people have RSVP’ed to the event on Facebook.

Seinfeld ran for nine seasons between 1989 and 1998 and it seems like people around the world are experiencing some Seinfeld-nostalgia.

A new bar has opened in Melbourne, dedicated to character George Constanza. The bar opened on New Year’s Eve and is filled with George memorabilia like signed photos features themed food and drink. Visitors are welcomed into the bar by two Costanza quotes on the front doors: ‘It’s not a lie if you believe it’ and ‘Everyone must like me, I must be liked’.

Last year, Hulu, the online video-streaming site that has acquired the rights to stream the famous comedy series, created a replica of Jerry Seinfeld’s Upper West Side apartment, which was available to visit in New York and Los Angeles.