Heavens to Betsy! Have I failed to mention the games and activities that are available at the July Steampunk Tea Party?
The Geek Bar offers game rentals. There are $1 dice games, $1 card games and $2 board games. There are even some freebie classics like Monopoly, Risk or Apples to Apples. They have free video games on their Nintendo 64, GameCube and PlayStations 2 & 3 systems.
Tea will be held on Saturday, July 18, from 3 -6 pm. While it is not a high tea service, it offers special tea-based cocktails only available for those three hours per month. Take advantage of a Verdant Verne or a Mysterious Island.
The Geek Bar offers 10% off the bill for those who dress for the occasion, or to use their vernacular “cos-play.”
The Geek Bar is located at 1941 W North Avenue in Chicago’s bustling Wicker Park.
For those who wish to keep the party going, as it were, there will also be A Victorian Evening in celebration of Ernest Hemingway’s birthday. The Hemingway Birthplace Home at 339 N. Oak Park Avenue in Oak Park, IL, will serve cocktails featurning Papa’s Pilar Rum, nibbles and jazz. Tickets are $25 at http://www.ehfop.org/.
Enjoy the summer festivities!