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Whichever your holiday, let it be Happy’s.

The Chicago Athletic Association hotel, Johalla Projects, and Land and Sea Dept. are overjoyed to announce the latest installment of the hotel’s “Mini-Bar” series – a recurring take-over of themed pop-up bars – with Happy’s.

Welcoming the naughty and nice alike, Happy’s lets visitors escape the Windy City weather so frightful for an experience that’s – well – delightful.  Warm up with some liquid cheer crafted by Land and Sea Dept., break the ice over board games, and get in the spirit by participating in holiday programming each night.

Celebrate at Happy’s this December every Friday and Saturday night 5pm-Midnight, and family-friendly Sundays 12pm-7pm (Closed on Christmas Eve and New Years Eve).

Take a look at the 13 Days of Happy’s below (because 12 just wasn’t enough), and stay tuned for more information:

Friday, December 1
Consequence of Sound Holiday Party

Saturday, December 2
Ryley Walker & Bill MacKay Play the Holidays | 7-10pm

Sunday, December 3 – Family Friendly
Family Fun – stay tuned for details

Friday, December 8
Bingo | 6-8pm
Holiday Karaoke with Rory Lake | 8-11pm

Saturday, December 9
Vince Guaraldi’s A Charlie Brown Christmas, performed live |  7-10pm

Sunday, December 10  Family Friendly
Movie Screenings:
-Home Alone Double Feature | 12pm & 2pm
-National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation | 4:30pm

Friday, December 15
Seinfeld Trivia with Kevin Warwick & Lindsay Nass |  5:30-8:30pm

Saturday, December 16
Bingo | 6-8pm
Holiday Karaoke with Rory Lake | 8-11pm

Sunday, December 17 – Family Friendly
Santa Meet & Greet | 1-4pm
Movie Screenings:
-How the Grinch Stole Christmas | 12pm
-The Polar Express | 2pm
-The Nightmare Before Christmas | 4:30pm

Friday, December 22
Gingerbread House Competition | 7-9pm

Saturday, December 23
Holiday Trivia | 6-8pm
Movie Night with Odd Obsession | 9pm-12am

Friday, December 29
Re-Gift Live Auction presented by Chicago-based collective, Moon Rise  | 9-10pm

Saturday, December 30
Dog Night – Bring your Pup!

Interested in booking your Holiday party at Happy’s? Visit to find out more!

Press Inquiries: Carrie Sloan, Land and Sea Dept. |

About Chicago Athletic Association:
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.

About Land and Sea Dept.
Land and Sea Dept. is a Chicago-based concept and project development studio working creatively and passionately across disciplines. Its principals – Cody Hudson, Jon Martin, Robert McAdams and Peter Toalson – have collective decades of involvement in the fields of art, construction, design, event production, identity, marketing, music, and woodworking. Their experience allows them to apply their unique creative perspectives across a variety of applications and constantly develop new concepts.

Land and Sea Dept. has completed a broad range of projects (art exhibitions, film screenings, live concerts, bars, restaurants, structural designs, and more), including some of Logan Square’s best-loved establishments: Michelin-starred Longman & Eagle, Parson’s Chicken & Fish, and Lost Lake, and most recently, Lonesome Rose. As well as four restaurant concepts within the restored and reimagined Chicago Athletic Association: the James Beard Award-Winning Cherry Circle Room, Game Room, Drawing Room, and Milk Room.

About Johalla Projects
Johalla Projects was established as a venue for emerging and mid-career artists. Located in Chicago’s West Town neighborhood, Johalla Projects is a collective space collaborating with artists, writers, and curators. In addition to presenting exhibitions, Johalla Projects thrives on its partnerships outside the gallery walls, staging murals, large-scale art installations, public works and guest curating for partners including the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), The Field Museum, Fashion Outlets of Chicago, Lollapalooza, Pitchfork Music Festival, Fountain Art Fair, The James Chicago, Soho House Chicago and the Chicago Athletic Association.