As Chicago residents, one thing we have to all agree on is that Chicago knows how to celebrate Holidays! There is constantly so much happening, especially with these Christmas pop ups all over the city, competing for who is the nicest and naughtiest on Santa's list :) We recommend you to take the next month to celebrate the holidays Chicago style and visit some of these amazing places. If you were not feeling a jolly vibe yet, you will now!
Santa Baby Bar
Address: 3505 N Clark St. Chicago
Hours: Open Daily, hours vary, check website for details
Tickets: No fee to enter, but reservations are encouraged since they do get busy
If you are looking for the next Instagram worthy pop up bar, this is the place to be. Not only do they have the most creative holiday drinks, their menu is also very festive. Located in the heart of Wrigleyville, this bar has hundreds of photo opportunities that is welcoming for adults and families.
Mistletoe at Mordecai
Address: 3632 N Clark St. Chicago
Hours: Open Thurs-Sun, hours vary, check website for details
Tickets: No fee to enter, but reservations are encouraged
If you are up for a lounge like vibes in a holiday spirit with some delicious food, then this IS IT! Located in the upstairs of Mordecai restaurant is this hidden gem which serves some of the most festive cocktails and yummy spreads. Make sure to get Twelfth Night cocktail! You won't regret it.
Address: 809 W Evergreen Ave. Chicago
Hours: Open daily 7pm-4am
Tickets: start at $26 which includes a drink and admission
Ok now if you want to realllllly party during this holiday season, Frosty's is a must! With 4 bars, 3 levels, and 2 dance floors that is open EVERYDAY, you are promised to have a blast. Also did I mention they are open till 4am? Very unheard of in Chicago if you didn't know!
Jojo's Shake Bar Winter Wonderland
Address: 2 locations (Naperville & River North)
Hours: Sun-Thurs 11AM-10PM | Fri-Sat 11AM-12AM
Tickets: Reservations are encouraged
Have you ever dreamed of a double chocolate hot cocoa with toasted marshmallows and chocolate s'mores? Home to some of the most unique shakes and house made cookies and ice cream is JoJo's Shake Bar. Whether you are swinging by for some delicious food or having a craving for something sweet, you will definitely find it here. Both locations have the Winter Wonderland pop up right now, so make sure to stop by for some festive hot cocoa and photo opp!
Address: 3458 N Clark St. Chicago
Hours: Thurs & Fri 4pm-2am | Sat & Sun 10am-2am
Tickets: No cover charge
If you have seen Elf the movie and loved it, you will feel right at home at this bar! Enjoy Buddy's Breakfast pasta which literally resembles what Will Ferrell ate in the movie along with some Christmas themed cocktails. No reservations required, first come first serve.
Holly Jolly Bar
Address: 324 S Racine Ave, Chicago
Hours: Open everyday except for Mondays, check website for details
Tickets: Starting at $15 per person which includes a cocktail
New to Chicago area is this amazing, cozy pop up bar in the West Loop. Whether you are looking for a place to grab a drink or hang out with your friends and watch a game, this place is a must visit. They also have Boozy Brunch Saturdays and Sunday mornings which are 21+.
Whether you are looking for festive drinks or somewhere to party with Christmas music in the background, make sure to visit these bars! Stay warm, safe and have the best holidays!
XoXo, Adri & Kam