This New Willy Wonka-Themed Bar Is a Candy Lover’s (and Instagrammer’s) Dream

On the one hand, you’re a grown-ass woman who appreciates a stiff drink. But on the other hand, you can also get down with a bag of gummies like nobody’s business. Now you can indulge both your weaknesses at once—in one rainbow-colored, Instagram-ready package.

LOCL, the swanky bar located in the NYLO hotel on the Upper West Side, is hosting a holiday pop-up bar through the end of February to the tune of Roald Dahl’s classic children’s novel (or either of its vaguely creepy movie adaptations). You may remember LOCL for its snow globe drinks that caused quite the buzz on social media last Christmas, but this year’s chocolate-factory-themed drinks might be even more snap-worthy. 

From a real “Fizzy Lifting Drink” to a “Violet, You’re Turning Violet” concoction that will color your mouth blue (TBD on whether you turn into a blueberry), here’s a sneak peek of the drinks being served up in this world of pure imagination. 

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Goodie Goodie Gumballs

The mini gumball machine contains tequila, St. Germain, cranberry and frozen gumballs (or should we say Everlasting Gobstoppers?).

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Snozzberries Taste Like Snozzberries

Don’t forget the lollipop garnish.

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Sundae Funday

Funfetti, bourbon and a flaming cherry for Grandpa Joe, coming right up.

Gabi Porter/Courtesy of LOCL

The Golden Goose

As Wonka once said, “Candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker.” Good thing we get to have both.