Holiday pop-up bars in Chicago
The bar team at Fox Bar inside Soho House (don't worry, it's open to the public) goes all out for the holiday season, decorating the space with oodles of ornaments and tinsel. The cocktail menu also gets a makeover, with soul-warming sippers like the Bad Santa's Badazz Eggnog with brown sugar cognac, oloroso sherry, heavy cream, whole egg and nutmeg. Guests can also order super seasonal beers and munch on Reindeer Chow to get into the holiday spirit.
Pretend you're vacationing in the Italian Alps at Eataly Chicago's latest pop-up concept, BAITA (pronounced bye-tah). Situated on the store's second floor, the Alpine-themed restaurant is decked out in holiday decor, cozy blankets and fireplaces. The menu includes ski-lodge–approved bites like pillowy gnocchi, melted raclette cheese and Roman-style pizza. Stop in Monday and Tuesday nights from 5 to 7pm to enjoy $5 arancini with fonduta and $8 glasses of wine.