On Sunday, December 1, The Graystone Tavern in Wrigleyville will open as “8 Crazy Nights”, Chicago’s first and only Hanukkah-themed pop-up bar that will be open through Tuesday, December 31. Guests can expect a winter wonderland of decorations created for the Jewish holiday, including over 8,000 blue and white lights and Hanukkah ball lanterns adorning the ceiling, Star of David and dreidel ornaments, lighted menorah decor, Mensch on a Bench, a photo booth with Hanukkah props and more. Additionally, several evenings and events will benefit the Israel Cancer Research Fund and the Jewish Federation.
In honor of the holiday, a special food menu will feature traditional Jewish favorites from $5 to $12 like Latkes, Matzo Ball Soup, Brisket Platter and Grilled Cheese with a twist served on Challah Bread. For dessert, guests can indulge in a decadent Boozy Jelly Donut made with housemade vodka infused jelly.
Board and card games will be available to guests nightly including Connect 4 with Hanukkah gelt, Cards Against Humanity Jew expansion pack, Mitzvah Match, Jewish Guess Who, Dreidel, Apples to Apples Jewish edition and Schmear Build-A-Bagel card game.
Each night will feature different events like a Hanukkah Happy Hour Charity Benefit, Dreidel spinning tournament, Chinese and A Movie Night and more. Complete schedule of events and specials to come in the following weeks.