This year Uptown Beer Garden has transformed into Hawkins Indiana 1983.

Spot over a dozen life-size monster and set replica photo ops, including life-size Demogorgons, Demodogs, Joyce’s couch, many victims, a portal, a stoner van, and full-blown Vecna-scape.

On the cocktail menu, look for Stranger Things inspired cocktails and potions, plus find a new menu of hearty fall favorites from the kitchen.

On top of Uptown Upside Down, look for the entrance and tunnel adjacent to Uptown to feature nods to Halloween classics, and don’t forget to look below the lower SEPTA courtyard for the ghosts and ghouls of SEPTA’s past. Look for over-the-top and larger-than-life characters and props, including a giant skeleton, werewolf, electric chair, stockade, spider web tunnel and giant spiders – plus the main covered and heated tent is decked out in thousands of purple, orange and white lights.

Uptown Upside Down is now open Monday through Thursday, from 4:00pm to Midnight, Friday from 4:00pm to 2:00am, Saturday, from 11:00am to 2:00am, and Sunday, from 11:00am to Midnight. Families are invited this year to visit Uptown Beer Garden (15th/JFK) for spooky season. Children and teenagers under 21 are welcome with a parent or guardian, any day of the week except Fridays and Saturdays after 8:00pm.

Admission to Uptown is free, with exceptions for special and private events. Uptown Upside Down is now also booking private events and corporate functions for October. For more info visit

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