Pop-ups, so hot right now!
The pop-up bar frenzy has definitely hit Chicago. Temporary bars and restaurants themed around anything from classic movies to famous chefs to holidays are popping up (literally) all over town.
It's tough to keep up with all of them, so we're keeping a running tally here. Did we miss one? Email cm (at) do312 (dot) com and let us know!
Where? Eataly (43 E. Ohio St.)
When? November 27 to February 28
What? Chicago, the Italian Alps are coming! Introducing: BAITA, Eataly's new restaurant inspired by the ultimate winter destination. As you relax in BAITA's Alpine lounge, enjoy specialty cocktails, warming wines, and more dishes inspired by the flavors of the Italian Alps.
How much? Free (but make sure to buy some treats!)
Where? Replay Lincoln Park (2833 N. Sheffield Ave.)
When? February 1 to March 3
What? Replay will be turning the bar into a winter fantasy dreamscape this February! They're also partnering with Ommegang brewery and will have limited quantities of their exclusive Arbor Gold and Fire & Blood brews on tap.
How much? Free w/ Optional VIP Skip the Line Tickets For $20
Where? Get In the Kitchen! (3617 N. Broadway)
When? Fridays & Saturdays February 15 to March 9
What? The team that brought you The Golden Girls PopUp brings you an 'Evening of Seinfeld Fun', an interactive Seinfeld themed Pop-Up! Enjoy a 4-course dinner prepared by Chef StephenB, and be entertained by Jason Bailin as he challenges you with Seinfeld trivia, as well as other games for prizes.
How much? $79 (Ticket are going fast!)
Where? The Rookery (2109 W. Chicago Ave.)
When? December 21 to March 16
What? Celebrate "Dudism" at The Dude's Abode: The Big Lebowski Pop-Up. Enter the dream world of The Dude, and enjoy Big Lebowski inspired cocktails, such as "Bunny's Toe", "STFU, Donny", and "World of Pain."
How much? Free, 21+
Image via Ironside bar & galley
Where? Ironside Bar & Galley (546 N. Wells St.)
When? February 14 to March 20
What? Ironside Bar & Galley will be transforming into a Sex and the City themed pop-up starting Valentine's Day and running through March 20th. You'll have a chance to try several cocktails, martinis and drink combos based off the famous characters. Stop by and prove to your friends that you're really a "Carrie" or a "Miranda."
How much? Free, 21+