'It's a Wonderful Life' Pop-Up Bar (SideBar)
PLEASE NOTE: NOT TRANSFERABLE - ALL GUESTS MUST SHOW ID WHICH MATCHES THE RESERVATION NAME - NO EXCEPTIONS
AT THIS TIME THE POP UP IS SOLD OUT, BUT THERE WILL BE A WAITING LIST AVAILABLE (ONSITE NIGHT OF SHOW, DON'T CALL) IN OUR HEATED TENT AND WE'LL DO OUR BEST TO GET EVERYONE IN!
The Roosevelt Room transforms FitzGerald's SideBar into Nick’s, an “It’s a Wonderful Life” themed pop-up bar, every Wednesday in December (6th, 13th, 20th and 27th). The Nick’s pop-up is the go to place for those who want to revel in holiday cheer, have a nostalgic experience, enjoy a craft cocktail and listen to top-notch jazz. Doors open at 6 pm, a screening of the movie "It's a Wonderful Life" from 7:30-9:30 pm and local jazz musicians playing classic Christmas songs following the film. Tonight's music is Bonzo Squad.
JUST ADDED!! Join us for a night of hot jazz after next week's Pop Up!! On December 27th after the viewing party in the club (Sold Out), we will reopen the doors after 9:00 for a night of trad jazz with Chicago's own Fat Babies! This event is also free - tips welcomed - and kind of a pre-NYE dance party; we'll even be sing Auld Lang Syne!
The Fat Babies "It's A Wonderful Life" After-Party is Sponsored by Community Bank of Oak Park and River Forest, your friendly neighborhood Building And Loan!
Nick’s will feature a specific cocktail menu inspired by the movie. The Roosevelt Room will offer 4-5 custom cocktails that reflect the movie. These cocktails range from a “flaming rum punch” to original creations like “Zu-Zu’s Petals.” The cocktails will be only available those specific Wednesdays in December.
Roosevelt Room’s transformation of the SideBar will include specific “It’s a Wonderful life” tropes. For example an old timey register that “Gives out wings” when you ring on it, cocktails named after characters, a group singing of Auld Lang Syne and a raffle at the end of the night conducted from a giant wicker basket. And a general heart-warming Christmas time cheer feeling.
As for music, the organizers will take a few liberties. Instead of the “barrel house piano,” featured in Nick’s with people dancing in the aisles, a screening of the movie "It's a Wonderful Life" from 7:30-10 pm and local jazz musicians plaaying classic Christmas songs from 10-11:30 p.m.
The Roosevelt Room is a collaboration of three veteran Chicago (Berwyn) bartenders who are dedicated to upholding the classic bar experience with a modern twist. They have experience in creating pop-ups, custom cocktail menus, private parties, menu consulting, and much more throughout the Chicago area. For more information follow them on instagram @rveltroom or email firstname.lastname@example.org