At these Christmas-themed bars in Illinois, you can drink like Santa Claus.

Santa Is A Good Guy But Likes To Party

Okay, here is the deal. Santa is a good guy and does a lot of amazing things but when it comes to the offseason, he likes to booze it up. I do not blame him. After all the hard work he does in the month of December, good old St. Nick deserves a break. I would not mind at all if he was drunk for the next several weeks after. Kind of like when a hockey team wins the Stanley Cup. During that time, he is a role model for party animals everywhere.

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Everyone Likes To Party During Christmas

The holidays are the time of year where everyone likes to party. People are celebrating with friends, family, and co-workers. Plus, after a long year, it is time to let loose for a bit. When someone mentions being in the Christmas spirit, I always think which kind? Do they mean the holidays or booze? I think they go hand-in-hand.

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What Is A Pop-Up Bar

If you are not familiar, a pop-up bar is a temporary themed location to party. For example, there was a "The Office" one. That meant the whole place was decorated like the TV program. The fans come there to honor their favorite show and put back a few cocktails. They have become very popular. One of the most common types is holiday-themed. They first came on my radar last Christmas when I discovered Rudolph's Pop-Up Bar in Chicago. Now, they are all over the place.

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If this sounds like something you might want to check out, here are a couple you might want to visit this year during the holidays.

Christmas Themed Pop-Up Bars In Illinois

Rudolph's Bar

  • It is the former Casy Moran's in Wrigleyville which features a Christmas theme all year round.

Elf'd Up

  • Located in Stretch Bar and Grill in Chicago, it has taken on the movie "Elf" for its theme for the month.

8 Crazy Nights

  • This is actually a Hanukkah-themed pop-up bar hosted by The Graystone Tavern in Chicago.

Frosty's Christmas Bar

  • I am pretty excited that Chicago's Goose Island decided to give everyone's favorite snowman some love.

Jingle Bell Square

  • Lost Lake in Chicago puts its own spin on Christmas by making it a tropical theme to get your mind off of the winter weather.

Those should keep you busy and buzzed for a while. You can always hit up the great Google machine to find more.

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