The Only Hanukkah Pop-Up Bar in Chicago

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The Only Hanukkah Pop-Up Bar in Chicago: All December Long at The Graystone Tavern in Wrigleyville. (Image courtesy of Ivy Tac)

Tis the Season for endless Christmas Pop-Up bars and Chicago needs a Hannukah Miracle! The most unlikely of Macabees decided to solve this problem by turning the Graystone Tavern into the only Hanukah Pop-Up Bar in Chicago. Last year, two non-Jewish mensches, Sam Stone and Kyle Bagley, recognized Chicago is missing out on the miracle of Hanukkah and pulled out all of the stops. This year they are back again during COVID to bring some Hannukah merriment to Chicago.

Last year, Graystone Tavern debuted as a Jewish oasis decorated with over 8,000 blue and white lights, Jewish stars and dreidels, menorahs for days, a photo booth with Hanukkah props. 

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Mitzvahs Beyond Menorahs 

We wanted to participate in the Wrigleyville holiday pop-up scene but wanted to be different. Many of our Jewish friends were urging us to do a Hanukkah pop up and with many of the Wrigleyville bars focusing on Christmas, we thought there was a void to fill,” said owner Kyle Bagley.

Contact owner Sam Stone for more information. Thank you, Sam and Kyle, for bringing the miracle of Hannukah AGAIN to the Chicago bar scene, you are our Maccabees this year. 

Special Food Menu

8 Crazy Nights/Graystone Tavern

3441 N Sheffield Ave Chicago, IL 60657

(773) 666-5450

Hanukkah-Themed Pop-Up Bar At The Graystone Tavern CHiTribe

featuring traditional Jewish favorites from $5 to $12 | Not kosher. Call and use promo code ChiTribe for 10% any order!


Matzo Ball Soup

Brisket Platter

Challah Grilled Cheese

Boozy Jelly Sufganiyah Donut  with housemade vodka infused jelly

Festive Cocktails

Hanukkah-Themed Pop-Up Bar At The Graystone Tavern CHiTribe

with Traditional Hanukkah Flavors | $10

Gelt Martini (Wheatley Vodka, Godiva Chocolate Liqueur, Crème de Cacao, chocolate syrup, Hanukkah gelt)

Manischewitz Spritzer (Manischewitz, Koval Cranberry, Mionetto Prosecco, club soda and an orange slice)

Sufganiyah (Vanilla Vodka, Citrus Vodka, Manischewitz, lemon wedge, powdered sugar)

Manischewitz Sangria Bowl (48-ounces and serves 3 to 4 guests)

Hannukah Happy Hours in 2019

December 12th – ChiTribe 35+ Pop Up Hannukah Happy Hour 7-9pm

December 16thHadassah in the City Happy Hour 6:30pm-8:30pm

December 19thTS Brotherhood Happy Hour 5pm – 7pm

December 19th Lakeview Moishe House Happy Hour – 7pm – 9pm

December 23rd – Silverstein Base Hillel Happy Hour 6pm – 8pm

December 24th – Anshe Emet’s Young Adult Division Happy Hour 5:30pm – 7:30pm

December 26th – Lincoln Park Moishe House Happy Hour 7pm-9pm

Hanukkah-Themed Pop-Up Bar At The Graystone Tavern CHiTribe

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