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Here Are Some Holiday Spots to Hit Up in Chicago

There are so many fun holiday bars to hit up around Chicago this season!

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

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

Hours: 5 p.m.-2 a.m. Monday-Tuesday and Thursday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 a.m. Wednesdays and 11 a.m.-3 a.m. Saturday-Sunday.

Dates: Open through Jan. 9.

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: Open through late January.

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. 

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 random stops Thursday through Sunday and for special events.

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

Hours: 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Monday-Thursday, 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 Jan. 1.


What: This well-loved holiday pop-up features four bars, three levels, two dance floors and interactive photo experiences.

Where: 809 W. Evergreen Ave.

Hours: 7 p.m.-4 a.m. daily. 

Cover: Tickets are required and start at $26 each.

Dates: Open through Jan. 1.

Griswold’s Christmas Vacation Pop-Up

What: At Houndstooth Chicago’s holiday pop-up, inspired by the movie “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” guests can enjoy decorations, menu items and more pulled right from the ’80’s film. 

Where: 3369 N. Clark St.

Hours: 1 p.m.-4 a.m. Mondays, 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Friday-Saturday and 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Sundays.

Dates: Closes in January.

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