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Holiday Pop-Ups And Bars In Chicago

Chicagoans are ready for the holidays — and the bars are ready to serve them.

Block Club rounded up more than 20 holiday-themed pop-ups and bars that go all out on decorations.

8 Crazy Nights

What: A Hanukkah pop-up bar at The Graystone Tavern in Wrigleyville. There are party packages available for 10-100 guests. Those interested should email [email protected].

Where: The Graystone Tavern, 3441 N. Sheffield Ave.

Hours: To be announced.

Dates: Nov. 22-Jan. 7.

Cover: None

Food and drinks: The Hanukkah-themed menu features matzo ball soup and latkes and special drinks like the Mensch Mule and the Gelt Martini. The full 8 Crazy Nights Menu can be viewed online.  

A Pink Wonderland

What: You can celebrate the holidays in every shade of pink at A Pink Wonderful, a new pop-up experience with themed photo booths, specialty cocktails and more.

Where: Bounce Sporting Club, 324 W. Chicago Ave.

Hours: To be announced.

Dates: Dec. 1-31

Cover: Tickets are $20-$75 online.

Food and Drinks: There will be themed cocktails.

Christmas Club

What: In the self-proclaimed “original Wrigleyville Christmas pop-up,” there are two floors, three party rooms and three bars. Santa Claus and other Christmas characters will make appearances.

Where: 3460 N. Clark St.

Hours: 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Monday-Thursday, 1 p.m.-2 a.m. Fridays, 11 a.m.-3 a.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Sundays.

Dates: Nov. 22-early January.

Cover: None

Food and drinks: There are themed cocktails, draft beer, shots and wine. There’s also snacks such as popcorn chicken, the diner cheeseburger and chips with dip.

The Christmas Inn at The Hubbard Inn

What: For the holiday season, the Hubbard Inn is the Christmas Inn. Across three themed floors, there are special cocktails, live entertainment and areas perfect for photo opportunities.

Where: The Hubbard Inn, 110 W. Hubbard St. 

Hours: 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Wednesday-Friday, 11-3 a.m. Saturdays and 11-2 a.m. Sundays. The Christmas Inn’s full event schedule is online.

Dates: Dec. 1-31. 

Cover: None, but reservations are required.

Food and drinks: There will be Christmas shots, festive bites and more.

Elf’d Up

What: This tribute to the Christmas movie “Elf” will be fully decked out with Christmas decorations and movie callbacks. There are complimentary cookies nightly at 10 p.m., themed drinks and menu items like Buddy’s Breakfast Pasta made of spaghetti, topped with maple syrup, chocolate fudge and mini marshmallows; and Buddy randomly stops Thursday through Sunday and for special events.

Where: Stretch Bar & Grill, 3485 N. Clark St. 

Hours: 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Monday-Wednesday, 3 p.m.-2 a.m. Thursdays, 11-2 a.m. Fridays and 10-2 a.m. Saturday-Sunday. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. is Buddy’s Brunch.

Dates: Open through Dec. 31.

Cover: None.

Food and drinks: Attendees can try themed dishes from the Nice List, such as Papa Elf’s Homemade Mac and Cheese and the South Pole Fried Chicken Sandwich. You can nab festive drinks from the Naughty List, including the Spiked Chi White Russian and Angry Elf Martini.

Grinch Stole Christmas

What: Moe’s Cantina is transforming into a Grinchy pop-up with Christmas trees, lights, specialty drinks and more.

Where: Moe’s Cantina Wrigleyville, 3518 N. Clark St.

Hours: 5 p.m.-midnight Thursday-Friday and 11 a.m.-midnight Saturday-Sunday.

Dates: Opens Nov. 22 and continues into January.

Cover: Free.

Food and Drinks: There will be seasonal food and specialty cocktails.

Jingle Bell Rock, A Karaoke Christmas

What: Brando’s Lincoln Park is transforming into a “Mean Girls” talent show-themed karaoke bar for the holiday. There will be decorations, holiday events and themed drinks.

Where: Brando’s Lincoln Park, 2265 N. Lincoln Ave.

Hours: 5 p.m.-2 a.m. Wednesday-Saturday and 2 p.m.-midnight Sundays.

Dates: Open through Jan. 7.

Cover: None.

Food and Drinks: Prepare for holiday cocktails like the Santa’s in Mexico, XMas Tree Sour and Snowy Hills.


What: Krampus, the fabled European anti-Santa, is taking over DMen Tap for a Krampus Christmas pop-up. Festivities include a traditional Krampus parade, kids events and holiday markets. There will be a beer collaboration with Revolution called Fist of Krampus.

Where: DMen Tap, 2849 W. Belmont Ave.

Hours: 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Monday-Thursday, noon-10 p.m. Friday-Sunday.

Dates: Starts Dec. 1.

Cover: None.

Food and Drink: DMen has a full menu.

For more Christmas Pop-ups and Bars, check out the rest of the list here.