Fifty Elites and their plus-ones met up at Replay Lincoln Park on Thursday, June 14, for a packed evening full of free arcade games and pinball, Jet’s Pizza, and Pokémon-themed EVERYTHING. Though the back room was designated for Elites and their guests from 7-9pm, they were more than welcome to experience all of the games in the building at their leisure.
While playing some old classics like Pac-Man, Dig Dug, Paperboy, and even evergreen classics like pool, Elites and their guests were able to snatch up some Yelp swag like beer koozies, shot glasses, and even some good ol’ fidget spinners. Pokémon episodes played on screens all over the room and space was filled with art inspired by all of the 151 original Pokémon — some people even challenged one another to find ‘em all!
Everyone received two complimentary drinks of their choice — and we’re talking any drinks: Not only did Replay offer their famous craft beer options and bourbon, but there were also a pleasant amount of Pokémon-themed cocktails (the most popular being the ginger-and-beet-flavored Mewto) and themed shots as well. The Volcano Badge shot literally had flames on it!
There were games being played all over the building, but one of the biggest winners of the night was Jet’s Pizza. They brought so much pizza that attendees could try any of the flavors they brought, whether it was cheese, pepperoni, sausage, or veggie. Their Detroit-style cut and crust won the hearts of everyone, and no one was left hungry!
The lovely Marcela Serna was our photographer for the night, and got some fantastic shots of Elites and their guests playing games, eating, and trying new cocktails.
It was an unforgettable, colorful, and lively evening. Thank you so much, Replay and Jet’s Pizza, for putting your heart and soul into it!