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Pittsburgh restaurant opening ‘Elf’-inspired pop-up holiday bar

| Wednesday, December 12, 2018 12:09 p.m.
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Will Ferrell stars in 'Elf' from 2003.

The Commoner, a restaurant located in the Hotel Monaco in Downtown Pittsburgh, is transforming an event room in the hotel into an “Elf”-inspired, pop-up holiday bar.

Buddy’s Bar will pop up Thursday and Friday opening at 5:30 p.m. both nights.

The restaurant says it will be like stepping into a scene from the movie. And drinks will be inspired by Buddy’s 4 essential food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corn, and syrup.

The movie “Elf” released in 2003 stars Will Ferrel as an over-sized elf that grew up among Santa’s helpers in the North Pole, but is sent to New York City to find his real father and to learn about normal people.

To get the bar, “Skip up the black and white steps and down the first-floor hallway. Hang a left through the candy cane forest, and you’ll land in a sea of swirly twirly gumdrops” according to the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership’s website .

If you’re booked this weekend there are some other holiday themed bars to check out, including the popular “Miracle on Liberty” bar, which moved back to Liberty Ave. in Downtown after being in Market Square last year.

Frank Carnevale is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Frank at 412-380-8511, or via Twitter @frnkstar.

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