Jake Melnick's Corner Tap (photo: Mallory Korol)

 

Frosty's Christmas Bar

Eat This Town: Chicago

By Samantha Nelson

Frosty’s Christmas Bar
A winter wonderland for grownups, this once-a-year pop-up features four bars across three stories serving seasonal cocktails and shots along with Christmas cookies and other themed snacks, and runs through December 30. Festive tunes and visits from Santa add to the fun. Tickets start at $10 and festive packages are also available.
Neighborhood: Lincoln Park MAP

Pilsen Community Winter Market at Honky Tonk BBQ
Support local, Latino-owned businesses and get some great food at the annual market, which runs from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. every other Sunday through April. More than 25 vendors sell tamales, cupcakes, honey meat, and more. Grab a drink from the bar and sip while you shop and listen to live music. Admission is free.
Neighborhood: Pilsen MAP

12 wings of Christmas at Jake Melnick’s Corner Tap
Spice up the season by trying a different flavor of $13.95 chicken wing every day from December 1 through 12 at Jake Melnick’s Corner Tap. Offerings will include dry-rubbed smoked barbecue wings on December 7 and garlic-parmesan wings on December 11. And if you stop in four times during the event, you’ll be rewarded with a $40 gift card.
Neighborhood: Near North MAP

Daisies (photo: Neil Burger)

Feed Me Menu at Daisies
Avoid the stress of poring over the menu and debating what to order with your friends, and put the choice in the hands of the restaurant staff by ordering the new family-style tasting menu at Daisies, which is available for $45 Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday. You’ll share an assortment of dishes including a bar snack, seasonal starters, pasta, and dessert—and for an additional $25 you can also get wine pairings with dinner and an aperitif with dessert.
Neighborhood: Logan Square MAP

Baita at Eataly Chicago
Get cozy at this seasonal ski lodge–themed restaurant, which serves dishes and drinks from the Italian Alps, such as spiced mulled wine ($9), sipping chocolate ($6), and gnocchi with braised veal and caramelized onions ($21).
Neighborhood: River North MAP

Winter cocktails at Truluck’s
Add some spirits to your holiday by stopping into the Truluck’s cozy lounge for a $14 seasonal cocktail such as the Fireside Chat, a blend of Bourbon, amaro, chile liqueur, cinnamon syrup, and bitters, or the Holiday Nog, which is made with Buffalo Trace Bourbon and Bourbon Cream, egg whites, condensed milk, nutmeg, cinnamon, and star anise.
Neighborhood: Gold Coast MAP

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