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January 17, 2022

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‘Suessville on 2nd’ Pop Up To Open at HQ Beercade

Because adults need to play sometimes, too.

HQ Beercade is inviting everyone to visit their latest pop-up celebrating Dr. Seuss — Seussville on 2nd — opening Friday, January 29.

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They will have magical installations created by a set designer from Seussical the Musical. The transformation of HQ allows guests to escape from the realities of adulthood and transport themselves to the fanciful and inventive stories of their childhood.

Marvel, play, laugh and smile your way through a dozen immersive scenes and photo ops, from The Cat in the Hat and his life-size "Whatchamajigger car" to the cherished character of the Lorax (and don’t forget to look up, for a surprise on the ceiling!). You’ll even find a forest of "Truffula Trees" in the front lounge, and Green Eggs & Ham atop the bar.

Sip from a new menu of eccentric cocktails, from which HQ will donate 10 percent of select drinks sold to the Nashville Neighbors Fund, a relief effort organized by the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee in response to the Christmas Day bombing of downtown Nashville.

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“I think everyone could use an escape from reality these days, and as Dr. Seuss, himself said: ‘Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.’ We’ve always believed in that sentiment at HQ, which is why we are excited for guests to experience our Seussville on 2nd pop-up,” shared HQ Beercade owner Brian Galati. “It has been a rough year and taking a journey through the fantasy world of Dr. Seuss is the perfect way to have a little fun while staying safe.”

In honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday on March 2nd, the Seussville on 2nd pop-up will run through early March. Following COVID-19 safety protocols, tables at HQ Beercade are socially distanced, extra hand sanitizing and wash stations are available throughout the restaurant, all employees are masked and temperature checked, and installations are regularly cleaned.

HQ Beercade is located at 114 2nd Ave. South, Nashville. For the latest updates, visit their website here.

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About the Author

Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing and Entertainment Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 18-month-old Ezra.