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A pop-up bar celebrating Chicago and all its timeless glory.

The Chicago Athletic Association hotel is ecstatic to announce the latest installment of its “Mini-Bar” series – a recurring hotel take-over of themed pop-up bars – The Dive

This neighborhood-inspired watering hole will live inside the hotel’s former pool, welcoming respectable folk and well-meaning ruffians alike to experience a sense of familiarity, grit, and mischievousness akin to their favorite local haunt, typically unseen on Michigan Ave. The Dive visitors can expect everything beloved in a late-night Chicago bar. Sip on a Goose Island beer, knock back a shot, or class it up with a signature Cindy’s cocktail. Then enjoy a cupboard full of board games, arcade machines, and engaging programming each night – from trivia and bingo to themed DJ nights. Don’t forget to squeeze in the photobooth to capture those memories that otherwise – let’s be honest – might’ve remained blurry.

After celebrating opening weekend on Saturday, August 5 – Sunday, August 6, the bar will re-open its doors each Friday and Saturday night from 5pm-10pm(ish) through August 26, always cover-free.

Take a look at the full list of free, nightly events below:

Saturday, August 5 – Opening Party
7-10pm: She’s Crafty DJ Set

Sunday, August 6
7-10pm: DJ Dan Maloney

Friday, August 11
5:30-6:30pm: Big Dummy Bingo
7-10pm: Smiths Night with Bobby Burg

Saturday, August 12
5:30-8:30pm: Seinfeld Trivia
8:30 – 10:00pm: DJs Indiana Waterfalls

Friday, August 18
5:30-6:30pm: Big Dummy Bingo
7-10pm: Karaoke Dreams with Rory Lake

Saturday, August 19
5-10pm: Blackout – An Eclipse Celebration

Friday, August 25
5-10pm: Dog-Friendly DJs (Bring your Pup!)

Saturday, August 26 – Closing Party
5:30-6:30pm: Roseanne Trivia
7:30-10pm: Karaoke Dreams with Rory Lake


Press Inquires: Brian Chan | Brian@WagstaffWorldwide.com


Collaborating Partner: Johalla Projects
Contributing Designers: Megan McMorrow | John Holt


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 chicagoathletichotel.com or call 312.940.3552.