HAPPY's: A HOLIDAY POP-UP BAR
December 1 - December 30, 2017
at the Chicago Athletic Association
A pop-up bar for the naughty and nice alike, Happy's represented a festive collaboration between Johalla Projects, the Chicago Athletic Association hotel, and Land and Sea Dept. A continuation of the hotel's mini-bar series, the holiday dive provided visitors with plenty of cheer and kitsch—imagine your grandparents' basement swallowed whole by merry novelties—while also offering an escape from Chicago's chilling (and, yes, frightful) weather.
Johalla Projects helped to design and program Happy's, while Land and Sea Dept. crafted a cocktail menu that paired delightfully with a month of holiday-themed programming in the form of DJ nights, karaoke, trivia, and live music. Plus, each Sunday had something for the little ones—including a visit from Santa himself, of course.