Miami cocktail bar brings tropical pop-up to Soho House

Fancy a tropical vibe during a Chicago winter that brought single-digit temperatures and black ice to the city? There are plenty of cocktail bars in Chicago that may make you think of a warmer climate: Three Dots & A Dash, Secret Sound at Time Out Market Chicago, and Lost Lake, which is soon to be extinct, to name a few – a few. But you’ll soon have an added option: a Miami cocktail bar that pops up inside Soho House during Chicago’s colder months.

Sweet Liberty Cocktail Bar brings some of the same drinks it serves in South Beach to the downstairs bar of Soho House Chicago, decorating the space with an origami flower installation, a nine foot tall palm tree, and a neon sign that says, “‘Pursue Happiness.” There’s also a custom DJ booth, where local selectors will perform Latin, funk, and deep house music throughout the pop-up’s residence.

Much of the pop-up’s menu is made up of drinks that Sweet Liberty serves at its original South Beach location, including the Florida cocktail made with Bacardi Añejo Cuatro, lime, pineapple, and creme de mint, as well as the Dope AF Lychee Martini, which features tender tropical fruits. Those looking for an alcoholic pick-me-up can enjoy a piña colada made with three types of rum, pineapple, coconut cream and Jamaican coffee.

Much like the Fox Bar at Soho House Chicago, the Sweet Liberty pop-up will be open to the general public, so you won’t need a Soho House membership to stop by and grab a drink. You can also grab some incredibly thin pies from Paper Thin Pizza to accompany your tropical drinks (available Wednesday through Saturday 6pm to 11pm).

The Sweet Liberty pop-up at SoHo House will open on January 14 and will operate on a first-come, first-served basis until February 12. You can have a table from Tuesday to Thursday from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m., or Friday and Saturday from 4 p.m. to midnight.

Discover the Sweet Liberty cocktail menu below.

Courtesy of Soho House
Richard Dement

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