By Matt Mueller Culture Editor Published Jan 24, 2020 at 9:56 AM

I can show you the world ... or at least the inside of City Lounge's latest painstakingly assembled pop-up bar, inspired by some of your favorite fairy tale stories and animated adventures. 

Debuting tonight and running through Feb. 16, the Cudahy bar will transform into a whole new world of magical fun and particularly creative worlds – from a icy palace if the cold doesn't bother you anyway, to an adventure under the sea to a beach setting (complete with actual sand) for those who know the way, to a literal cave of wishes complete with a wish-granting trinket, to a (White) claw machine that decides who will go and who will stay, to a jungle moonlight photo op that's prefer for strutting in front of while not worrying for the rest of your days, to even little clownfish scattered around for visitors to seek out. And that's all not including the bar's special menu of inspired drinks and beverages. 

There's no shortage of adventure and special surprises to find at "Magical: A Pop-up Bar Experience" – but for a taste of the fun awaiting guests, here's a first look through City Lounge's magical kingdom.

In addition to its handmade magical photo-ops, City Lounge will also host Disney-based trivia games on Thursday nights and karaoke nights on Monday nights, both starting at 7 p.m., throughout the event's run. Otherwise, the pop-up will be open daily from 3 p.m. until 2 a.m. through Feb. 16. And while you may be reliving your childhood at City Lounge's latest transformation, no actual children are allowed as this is a 21-and-older event.

For more information, visit the pop-up's Facebook event page – and stay tuned to OnMilwaukee for City Lounge's next transformation.

Matt Mueller Culture Editor

As much as it is a gigantic cliché to say that one has always had a passion for film, Matt Mueller has always had a passion for film. Whether it was bringing in the latest movie reviews for his first grade show-and-tell or writing film reviews for the St. Norbert College Times as a high school student, Matt is way too obsessed with movies for his own good.

When he's not writing about the latest blockbuster or talking much too glowingly about "Piranha 3D," Matt can probably be found watching literally any sport (minus cricket) or working at - get this - a local movie theater. Or watching a movie. Yeah, he's probably watching a movie.