It’s going to be biblical.
A Hanukkah-themed pop-up bar has arrived in Chicago and it looks seriously fun! The bright blue bar has emerged from the swarms of red and green with the objective of giving Wrigleyville’s festive season a vibrant new identity. Back by popular demand, The Graystone Tavern in Wrigleyville has resurrected its “8 Crazy Nights” pop-up for the second year running. The unique event will run from Friday, November 20 through Sunday, January 3. As a response to Illinois’ ban on indoor dining, The Graystone Tavern has expanded into a spacious and enclosed new weatherproof patio.
Guests can expect a winter wonderland of decorations created for the Jewish holiday. Hanukkah ball lanterns will adorn the ceiling and over 8,000 blue and white lights will cover the unique patio. Ugly Hanukkah sweaters with puns and cheeky sayings like “Challah at ya girl” will also cover one wall and there will also be a photo booth with Hanukkah-themed props and more.
Each night will feature a different event like a Hanukkah Happy Hour Charity Benefit, Dreidel spinning tournament, A Movie Night, and more. Several of the pop-up’s evenings and events will support the Israel Cancer Research Fund and the Jewish Federation.
The pop-up is also accommodating for those who wish to celebrate at home. All themed food and cocktails can be picked up or delivered. More information is available at the Graystone Tavern website.