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Happy’s is back: BIGGER, brighter and with Bosco Stix.

Happy’s is our annual, over-the-top holiday bar that pops up on the ground floor of the hotel. Much like years before, Happy’s will be an explosion of all things holiday: strong drinks, warm vibes, seasonal tunes, and as many twinkling lights as possible.

The bar, designed and operated by Land and Sea Dept., will feature a menu of festive cocktails, beer, wine and bar snacks.

Select weeknight programming is offered on to help guests enjoy Happy’s to the fullest extent of the season.

Whichever your Holiday, let it be Happy’s.

Dates & Hours | November 27th – December 28th
Monday – Wednesday,  5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Thursday – Saturday, 5:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Closed Sundays
*Happy’s will be closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Select weeknight programming, check back for updates
11/27 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Pie Prize B I N G O: Play a round of bingo with us, winners take home a homemade pie from Cindy’s just in time for Thanksgiving, or, for themselves.

12/2 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Climate Fiction Release Party with McSweeney’s: Reception and reading by Luis Alberto Urrea (contributing writer), followed by panel discussion & Q+A

12/4 Dog Night: Dogs are always welcome at the Chicago Athletic Association, but once in a while, we give them their own night at the bar. Don’t miss the puppuccinos.

12/23 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Stocking Stuffer B I N G O: Play a round of bingo with us, winners select prizes from the “stocking stuffer” pile.

Private Events
Happy’s is available for party bookings for 10-100 guests. For inquiries, please e-mail:

Take a look back at our previous season of Happy’s, and stop by to see what’s new!

Video by Richard Smith | @richardsmithiii