By Matt Mueller Culture Editor Published Sep 24, 2019 at 2:46 PM

Check out a First Look at the Friends pop-up bar here.

So no one told you life was gonna include a local bar becoming a "Friends"-themed pop-up (clap, clap, clap, clap).

Indeed, City Lounge – the wildly creative, constantly shapeshifting Cudahy bar behind inventive pop-up concepts inspired by Harry Potter, "Star Wars" and, most recently, "The Office" – announced its next transformation, turning into a "Friends"-themed hangout Nov. 8-30, just in time to celebrate the hit sitcom's 25th anniversary.

Right now, the bar – found at 3455 E. Layton Ave. – is keeping its specific plans for the pop-up under wraps, but considering the amount of creativity and elaborate work that goes into each concept, let your imagination run wild. I imagine there will be some kind of Central Perk hangout, possibly a canoe to sit in and maybe even a fountain of sorts to host a dance party.

What we do know right now, though, is that entry will be free – though guests must be 21 or older – and that City Lounge will serve a special menu of custom "Friends"-inspired drinks for the occasion. (Hopefully none of them will be modeled after Rachel's Thanksgiving trifle.) Plus, for true "Friends" fans, City Lounge will host a duo of trivia nights at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14 and Thursday, Nov. 21. 

And as for costumes: unnecessary ... but you'd probably make a lot of friends of your own if you showed up in an excessively tight "Frankie Says Relax" T-shirt or wearing all of your roommate's clothes. Just saying ... 

For updates and more info on the pop-up, visit the event's Facebook page.

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.