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Experience a 19th century saloon in technicolor. 

125 years ago, the Chicago Athletic Association opened its doors amidst the World’s Fair. Today, the hotel narrates the past with Foxy Ed’s. Step inside the saloon that never was, where Mid meets West, fact meets fiction, and time stands still.

Wet your whistle with whiskeys, beer, and mixed spirits, then join in on events such as jug jams, poker lessons, modern burlesque and anything but basic history lessons. Come raise a glass to those infamous saloon keepers who colored our city’s past – “Bathhouse John” Coughlin, Michael “Hinky Dink” Kenna, and of course, Edward F. “Foxy Ed” Cullerton.

Foxy Ed’s swings open its doors May 3rd- 26th on Thursday, Friday & Saturday evenings, 5pm-Midnight. Check back for more details on nightly performances and programming!

“We’re glad you’re here.”

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About Chicago Athletic Association hotel:
Located on Chicago’s fashionable Michigan Avenue across from the iconic Millennium Park in the city’s famed Loop District, the Chicago Athletic Association hotel combines its storied legacy as one of the nation’s most revered social clubs, with modern day sophistication. The historic building’s transformation into a 241-room boutique hotel is a result of a visionary partnership between international multi-brand lifestyle hotel management company, Commune Hotels & Resorts, AJ Capital, Chicago-based Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture and the award winning design firm, Roman and Williams Building and Interiors. The Chicago Athletic Association hotel features 17,000 square feet of stunning event space featuring sweeping views of Lake Michigan, elegantly appointed guests rooms including 23 uniquely designed suites, an interactive game room, curated retail space by Madison Hall and multiple innovative culinary experiences. The food and beverage outlets include a rooftop bar with captivating views of the Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park, restaurant concepts by Chicago-based Land & Sea Dept. and Shake Shack by Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality. These exceptional offerings for incoming visitors and locals alike make Chicago Athletic Association poised to once again become the epicenter of the city’s thriving social scene.

For reservations or more information, please visit or call 312.940.3552.