The stockings are hung, the sleigh bells are ringing, and the drinks are pouring, Wrigleyville Wonderland is back! The baseball-centric neighborhood transforms into the North Pole with over 15 Holiday themed bars. These pop-ups did much more than deck the halls, they’ve decorated every square inch of their spaces to bring holiday joy to even the grouchiest of grinches. Bounce from bar to bar and spread Holiday cheer! Meet the pop ups, and start planning your trip to Wrigley Wonderland ❅ ❆ ❊ ❉
Running from November 21, 2023, through Sunday, January 7, 2024
Get ready for Winterland at Gallagher Way! This year’s expanded programming will offer guests more family-friendly activities and new interactive experiences, along with returning favorites, including Christkindlmarket Wrigleyville and the Gallagher Ice Rink, with the rink now located inside the iconic ballpark. Rides include a wintertube, Infield Express, Hot Cocoa Cups, and Winter Whirl. There will also be fun carnival games with a winter twist, like Chimney Toss, Tree Topper, and Snow Pitch. Stop by for nonstop winter fun!
In November and December, Country Club becomes Christmas Club! Enjoy a two-story classic Christmas party experience with three rooms and three bars! If you stick around long enough, you may catch a glimpse of Santa and his helpers sneaking in some Holiday fun. This club is unexclusive, and NEVER requires a cover!
Chicago’s first and only Hanukkah-themed pop-up bar has returned! Graystone Tavern has transformed into a Hanukkah Haven. Blue and white decorations cover the bar from floor to ceiling, and the wall of Hanukkah sweaters adds the perfect amount of pizzaz. Sip Hanukkah-inspired cocktails in their weatherproofed beer garden, which is covered in over 30,000 blue and white lights, Hanukkah ball lanterns, Star of David and dreidel ornaments, Mensch on a Bench, an 8-foot inflatable dreidel and more! Warm up with traditional and spins on Jewish favorites like Matzo Ball Soup and challah grilled cheese. Guests can also indulge in a new Gelt Fudge Sundae (make it boozy for $5), along with a new and expanded latke menu!
Calling all the jingle ladies! You will not be able to recognize Roadhouse 66 during the holiday season. This ski lodge inspired pop-up will make you feel ready to hit the slopes. Cozy up with a hot cocktail by the fireplace, and pair it with some of delicious comfort food!
Bamboo Club is usually an island inspired getaway, where patrons go to sip from pineapples and dip their feet in the pool. For the Holiday season, this jaw dropping Christmas pop-up will make you spill your milk and cookies. Dare we say the décor of Santa Baby is best in snow? Make your way to the nice list by sharing one of their fishbowl-style cocktails, and don’t skip out on festive bites. Make sure you come with your phone fully charged, for every inch of this double-decker bar is insta-worthy for elfies.
Treat every day like Christmas! Inspired by the Christmas Classic Elf (2003) Stretch Chicago looks like a Hollywood movie set. Elf décor hangs from the ceiling, elf mugs are available to sip out of, and cardboard cutouts from the movie are all around to take photos with! Buddy’s breakfast pasta is on the menu, you know, spaghetti with mini marshmallows, M&Ms, rainbow sprinkles, and garnished with chocolate syrup? It has all four major food groups! It’s also been rumored that Buddy the Elf hangs around and can often be found smiling, it’s his favorite!
I should be playing in the winter snow, but imma be drinking at Mistletoe. Mordecai’s popup bar, Mistletoe, is an elegant romantic winter spot. Sip on exclusive holiday-inspired drinks featuring both contemporary and vintage cocktails. Reservations can be made now!
The Island of Misfit Toys allows us to imagine that maybe our flaws are actually just uniqueness misunderstood. Your favorite basement club, Underground Lounge, has become the Island of Misfit Toys! Fans of the Christmas classic Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer should consider this pop-up a must see! Enjoy themed cocktails named after all your favorite characters and dance to underground musicians. Everyone fits in at the Island of Misfit Toys.
Lucky Dorr has brews for all and all a good night! This Holiday season, warm up with festive Christmas-inspired ales you can find nowhere else. Located steps away from Gallagher Way, you can warm up from your Holiday activities without having to drive your sleigh too far. Dogs are ALWAYS welcome at the Lucky Lodge, it’s pawsitively a great time! featuring exclusive seasonal beers and our signature hot cider. Grab a holiday crowler to-go or cozy up among the decorations. Bring a copy of your holiday card so they can add it to their display!
No one should be alone on Christmas, or even the whole holiday season! The Grinch stole Christmas, and left it at Moe’s Cantina! Chow down on some authentic Mexican cuisine while being lost in this Christmas wonderland. Stick around long enough and you’ll see the Grinch himself! Don’t be afraid to ask for a photo, after a few margaritas he is more friendly than Whoville gives him credit for.
Looking for an excuse to flaunt that ugly Christmas sweater you spent more on than you’d like to admit? NOLA has become the Ugly Sweater Bar, and they encourage you to embrace all the tackiness! This Clark Street bar celebrates Mardi Gras year round, but for the holidays they are doubling down with being Christmas obsessed as well. Join them EVERY Friday night for karaoke! Grab the mic, hop on stage, and put that ugly sweater under the spotlight.
Kevin! Almost Home Tavern is making their Wrigley Wonderland Debut with their Home Alone inspired pop up! You can be too old for a lot of things, but you’re never too old to celebrate the holidays. You’ll feel everything but alone at Almost Home. Themed food & cocktails like:
•The Little Nero’s Pizza
•Kenosha Kickers: Hot honey cheese stuffed pretzel bites
•Wet Bandit Bars: Oreo Rice Krispy Bars
•Uncle Franks Coco: Rumple Minze, Hot Chocolate, and whipped cream
Grab your flannel and head to the Lumberjack Lodge this Holiday season! At Smoke Daddy, they’ve transformed the space into a cozy winter cabin with a charming lumberjack theme for the season. This winter wonderland is filled with winter forest greenery, festive Christmas trees, and decor inspired by rustic lodges… Everything you’d dream a winter lodge to be! Guests can immerse themselves in various photo-worthy moments, all while savoring delightful offerings during late-night happy hours or weekend brunches. Of course, the regular selection of mouthwatering smoked meats remains available for all to enjoy. Stay tuned for other fun events coming to the Lumberjack Lodge!
Son of a nutcracker! Merkle’s is transforming into The Nutcracker this holiday season. To think things can’t get even nuttier, they let you crack and eat your own walnuts! To keep you merry, they’ll be offering $5 espresso martini shots all day and every day. Snap a pic with their gorgeous classic Christmas tree and wreath while you’re there. You can use it as the backdrop for your Christmas cards, we won’t tell anyone!
Lost Never Found is no stranger to decorating beautifully! However this time, Lost Never Found stole Christmas! New to Wrigleyville Wonderland, this year is their debut. Check their website for fun holiday events, like drag brunch and paint and sips! Click here to view events
By Isabelle|2023-12-01T16:52:25-06:00November 3rd, 2023|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Wrigleyville Wonderland 2023