Chicagoans won’t want to miss this retro ’90s bar crawl with a former Nickelodeon superstar Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP
Derrik Lang, Marc Summers, Emily Bicks, Danny Tamberelli, Kel Mitchell, Josh Server and Lori Beth Denberg attend the "Double Dare Live Streaming Event" held at Fluxx on Friday, July 22, 2016, in San Diego. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Calling all ‘90s kids: Chicago’s own Nickelodeon star Kel Mitchell is hosting a throwback on Saturday with his Totally ‘90s themed bar crawl through Wicker Park.

Fans may remember Mitchell from his roles back in the decade ruled by slang, sports and song as he starred on the Nickelodeon show, “All That,” a head nod to the popular phrase coined in the ‘90s.

The variety show gave Mitchell room to spread his wings, granting him leading roles in the spin-off, “Kenan & Kel,” and feature film, “Good Burger.”

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This weekend, Mitchell is set to host the 2:00 to 9:00 p.m. bar crawl with 11 stops in the line up and his own comedic twist to draw the crowd.

Participants of the crawl are expected to put on their best ‘90s look as they wander with Mitchell through Chicago’s streets, getting drunk and remembering the better days of No Doubt, The Fresh Prince and the Olsen Twins.

“We’re going to bring it back to the days when TRL ruled MTV, and Backstreet Boys were #1,” Peter Altholz, event organizer, told DNAinfo. “It’s a fun event for the neighborhood and lets a lot of 20- and 30-somethings relive the nostalgia with one of their favorite ’90s TV stars.”

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Aware that some “All That” fans may not be looking to drink, Altholz told DNAinfo drinking is optional, and anyone looking to relive the 90’s is encouraged to participate.

However, those participants that do manage to hit all 11 stops prior to the 9:00 p.m. deadline will be rewarded with a Totally ‘90s T-shirt to remember the night.


Tickets for the events are being sold for $29.99, but will go up to $40 the night of the ‘90s throwback, according to the event website.


If some ‘90s kids are looking to celebrate with more than just a bar crawl, there is also a $49.99 VIP package, which includes appetizers and a rooftop party with Mitchell himself from noon to 2:00 p.m. on the rooftop of Whiskey Business.

Same-day registration is open from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Emporium Arcade Bar, located at 1366 N. Milwaukee Ave.

For more info or to register, visit

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