Who doesn't love a good pop-up?! They're in, they're out, they build lasting memories. Here are a couple that hopefully stick around longer than they're supposed to. Click here to listen to my full segment from 101-WKQX.
This is the spot for you if you can't get enough of summer block parties. This Logan Square spot took over what was previously the Branca Bar pop-up. Think Night at The Roxbury where they make the inside of the club, look like the outside. It's filled with street signs, lamp posts, bags (corn hole) games and some astro turf. Oh and hot dogs and other street fest food.
But the booze is the star here. Local casual Chicago specialties like Old Style and Malort. You MUST try their boozy slushy called the Broken Rose made with Revolution Brewery Rosa Hibiscus Beer, Aperol, and Rare Tea Cellars Hibiscus syrup.
Bottle Rocket-LOGAN SQUARE- 2367 N. Milwaukee
Haven't you always asked yourself the question, what would it be like if Riot Fest were a restaurant? I know I have. Well wonder no more. Picture turn-of-the-century carnival decor with American bites and an extensive drink selection. This is in the old Saved by the Max pop-up location and they anticipate that this will have just as big of a buzz as the Saved By the Bell themed restaurant. They're actually selling tickets to give it even more of a concert vibe. "Hungry patrons can purchase advance tickets now for seatings in the Nosh Pit for $20 (bar seating), GA for $25 (communal dining), or VIP for $35 (reserved elevated tables)." But get em while they're hot as this pop up opens July 8th and closes end of Sept. Rock on Riot Feast!!!
Riot Feast-WICKER PARK- 1941 W. North Ave.
Acclaimed chef, Matthias Merges, is known for his creative and outstanding concepts in Logan Square like Yusho and Billy Sunday. So I was surprised when I heard his next venture would be part of Wrigley Field. But hey, he can do no wrong, so i'm in. Oh, and it's a beer garden!! Lucky Dorr is going to be located in the new Park at Wrigley Plaza and they will be serving some of the best craft brews in the city that you sip while hanging on their patio. They'll serve some unique bites as well as take away bags of delicious snacks you can bring into the ballgame with you. The coolest part, no pun intendend, is that in the winter, this space will turn into a "ski lodge" that will be connected to the ice rink! Year round fun seems to be on the menu.
Lucky Dorr- WRIGLEYVILLE- Wrigley Field