Cherry Circle Yacht Club at Chicago Athletic Association


Land and Sea Dept. and the Chicago Athletic Association hotel are going nautical this summer with the Cherry Circle Yacht Club,  a bar concept popping up on the ground floor of the CAA from June 10 – June 26.

The pop-up’s opening weekend coincides with the world-renowned America’s Cupsailing competition, happening on Lake Michigan for the first time on June 10 – 12.

The Cherry Circle Yacht Club is inspired by the Chicago Athletic Association’s own yacht team from the early 20th century, and is named after their boat, the Cherry Circle. The concept was developed Chicago-based art gallery Johalla Projects and Ship to Shore Productions, content creators specializing in science, nature, and conservation story telling. Johalla Projects also designed the space, which will be housed in a freestanding structure in the hotel’s Tank event space, outfitted in vintage furniture, maritime-inspired décor, and coastal touches.

Land and Sea Dept. will be operating the bar, which will feature a menu of historic and nautically inclined cocktails from beverage director Paul McGee, alongside a selection of beer from Anchor Brewing and champagne from Moët-Hennessey.

LSD and the CAA will be collaborating on an event schedule for the CCYC – stay tuned here for more.

June 16, 7pm:
Storytelling Series: Ship To Shore Productions with Photographer & Great Lakes Surfer Mike Killion

Join STS co-founder and sailing photographer Zachary James Johnston for a conversation with fellow photographer and Great Lakes surfer Mike Killion. You can RSVP for the event here.