8 Ways to Brighten Your Holiday

This is a sponsored post with Land and Sea Dept.

For more information on any of these locations, or to book an event email events@landandseadept.com or visit landandseadept.com/private-events

1. Play in the Game Room

Clayton Hauck for Land and Sea Dept
Game Room @ CAA | Semi-private & Private Events for up to 250 guests | photo by Clayton Hauck for Land and Sea Dept

Take a break and play in the fully restored activities space, “Game Room” at the Chicago Athletic Association, designed by acclaimed New York-based firm Roman & Williams.

2. Drink & Be Merry at Lost Lake

Clayton Hauck for Lost Lake
Semi-private and Private Events for up to 80 guests | photo by Clayton Hauck for Lost Lake

In the three short years since opening, Lost Lake has been acknowledged throughout the Chicago, national, and international cocktail communities, and is tended primarily by women, people of color, and queer folks. To add to the season of giving, Lost Lake is focused on giving back through initiatives and programs like Shift-Ease, their monthly charitable party from which all profits go to support a rotating community organizations.

3. Whiskey A Merry Christmas

LONGMAN & EAGLE
Semi-private and Private Events for up to 100 guests

Longman & Eagle features a menu that includes the best local ingredients to create the ever-changing regional, American fare. There is an extensive bottled and draft beer list, seasonal craft cocktails, unusual spirits, an unparalleled whiskey selection and bio-dynamic, small batch wines. There are over 400 whiskeys available with over three dozen of them on offer daily for only $3 a shot – obscure and popular labels alike.

4. Add a Cherry on Top

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Cherry Circle Room @ CAA | Semi-private and Private Events for up to 100 guests | photo by Clayton Hauck for Land and Sea Dept

Get a fresh take on classic cocktails, mixed with old-school Chicago style that exudes history all the way up to the beautiful, high ceilings of the Cherry Circle Room .  This James Beard award-winning space (Outstanding Restaurant Design, 2016), has been fully re-imagined and restored by Land and Sea Dept. and offers an elevated dining experience.  Guests rave about the brunch menu, and of course the ambiance.  Enjoy regional classics alongside award-winning cocktail and wine lists, with full  semi-private and private dining options for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

5. Lose the Blue’s at Happy’s

HAPPYS
Happy’s Holiday Pop-Up Bar @ CAA | Semi-private and Private Events for up to 100 guests

All holiday for a limited time, Happy’s is a pop-up bar designed and operated by Land and Sea Dept., and features a menu of festive cocktails by Land and Sea Dept. beverage director Paul McGee, as well as beer and wine.

6. Feliz Navidad

Clayton Hauck for Lonesome Rose
Semi-private and Private Events available | photo by Clayton Hauck for Lonesome Rose

Lonesome Rose is an all-day bar and restaurant focusing on the rich cultural histories of northern Mexico and the southwestern United States. Available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, you can have yourself a festive little holiday anytime. P.S. they cater!

7. Stay Golden

Golden Teardrops
Private Events for up to 40 guests

Below Lonesome Rose, Golden Teardrops is designed to be very (very) dimly lit, thoughtful design details weren’t neglected. Gold-veined mirrored tiles cover the walls and ceilings, which create an intimate space. Their thoughtful drink menu will keep you golden.

8. Get Some Fried Chicken & Brunch

Photo by Clayton Hauck for Parson's Chicken & Fish
Semi-private and Private Events for up to 120 guests | photo by Clayton Hauck for Parson’s Chicken & Fish

Parson’s Chicken & Fish offers a classic American fried chicken and fish menu, plus a full drink menu of beer, wine & cocktails. Want to get super local? Try Parson’s Beer, brewed by Revolution Brewery.


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