Take a peek inside our annual holiday pop-up bar.

Get Happy at Happy’s

Over-the-top decor, warm vibes, seasonal tunes and more.


After a forced hiatus from last year’s event, we were beyond thrilled to bring back a favorite Chicago holiday tradition in partnership with Land + Sea Dept.Happy’s Holiday Bar. If you haven’t been (and if you haven’t, there’s still a few days left to check it out!) Happy’s is an all-out explosion of all things holiday: over-the-top decor, warm vibes, seasonal tunes and as many twinkling lights as possible — plus a menu of special holiday cocktails and bar bites.

This year’s menu really was a celebration with a line-up of festive cocktails, wine and beer, as well as bar bites like Dry Aged Beef Chili and Chicago Mix Popcorn. Many came for the bites, but stayed for the wood-paneled kitsch and nostalgic vintage decor. As we head into the final week of this annual favorite, we wanted to share a behind-the-scenes peek at all the holiday vibes your heart can handle.

Have some Happy’s moments of your own idling in your phone? We’d love to see – share and tag us @chicagoathletichotel and @cherrycirclerooms. Merry merry!

A VIDEO WELCOME TO HAPPY’S!