A Taylor Swift-Themed Breakup Bar Is Opening Soon — Just in Case You Need Plans for Valentine’s Day

published Jan 18, 2023
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Whether intentionally or not, Taylor Swift has earned a reputation as the unofficial queen of the breakup. She’s not going to cry about a lost love — she may not even speak to it directly in an interview. But Tay has created an ever-expanding breakup playlist, giving the Swifties new tracks to add with each personal heartbreak.

It only makes sense then that New York-based company Bucketlisters — which, according to its website aims to “help people experience more out of life” through exclusive curated events across the country — has created a Taylor Swift-themed Anti-Valentine’s Day bar as a destination for those who may not be feeling the love this year.

Beginning Friday, January 27, “Bad Blood: A Taylor-Themed Break-Up Bar” will offer fans of the singer’s odes to her exes the opportunity to belt out those very songs in public with the same conviction they’ve most likely done in private. The pop-up experience will also feature a Taylor Swift-themed menu and will even offer up a way for fans to bypass having to decide on a drink of choice with the “Shake It Off Wheel of Cocktails.”

“Whether you want to sing about your lover, those who were never yours, those you’re never getting back together with, or those who still have your scarf, this is the perfect place for you,” the event listing reads.

“Bad Blood” also promises plenty of photo ops for the ‘Gram and a tarot reader for those who might be curious as to what their future love life might hold. All-in-all it sounds like a pretty good time — all things considered, of course!

“Bad Blood: A Taylor-Themed Break-Up Bar” will live at Electric Garden, a trendy interactive beer garden in Chicago’s West Loop, through February 26. The pop-up is presented by the company that introduced EmoBrunch to Los Angeles and brought a Golden Girls-themed diner to both NYC and LA. Both of the later activations are set to expand to other cities this year.