Happy’s: A Holiday Pop-Up Bar at CAA


In partnership with the Chicago Athletic Association hotel and Johalla Projects, we’re excited to announce the opening of Happy’s – the latest installment of the hotel’s “Mini-Bar” series opening Friday, December 1, in The Tank on the hotel’s ground floor (formerly the hotel’s pool). The bar will be open from 5pm – midnight on Friday and Saturday and from 12pm – 5pm on Sunday through December 30.

Following previous pop-up bar collaborations, The Backroom and Cherry Circle Yacht Club, Happy’s will be an over-the-top celebration of holiday cheer and everything that comes with it – comfort, joy, and good old times.

The bar, designed by Chicago-based art gallery Johalla Projects and operated by Land and Sea Dept., will feature a menu of festive cocktails by Land and Sea Dept. beverage director Paul McGee, as well as beer and wine.

The Chicago Athletic Association hotel and Land and Sea Dept. have collaborated on programming to help guests enjoy Happy’s to the fullest extent of the season, including DJ nights, karaoke, trivia, live music, and more. Each Sunday will feature family-friendly programming, so bring the little ones and have a beer or two while the kids have some holiday fun – including a visit from Santa himself.

Check out the programming below, and stay tuned to chicagoathleticevents.com/ for further announcements and full event details!

Friday, December 1
Consequence of Sound Holiday Party

Saturday, December 2
Bill Mackay & Ryley Walker Play All Your Holiday Favorites

Sunday, December 3
Family Fun – stay tuned for details

Friday, December 8
Karaoke with Rory Lake

Saturday, December 9
Vince Guaraldi’s A Charlie Brown Christmas, performed live

Sunday, December 10
Family Fun – stay tuned for details

Friday, December 15
Seinfeld Trivia with Kevin Warwick

Saturday, December 16

Karaoke with Rory Lake

Sunday, December 17
Meet Santa

Friday, December 22
Gingerbread House Competition

Saturday, December 23
Movie Night with Odd Obsession

Friday, December 29
White Elephant Live Auction presented by Chicago-based Moon Rise Collective 9-10pm

Saturday, December 30
Dog Night

LSD@CAADrew Ryan