Winter means it’s time to celebrate the holidays, and sooner or later, festive decorations will start popping all over the city. You know your local department store will deck the halls, but which restaurants are sure to hang their stockings by the mantle with care? We’ve found a few restaurants and bars that go all in on holiday spirit:
Bub City (River North)
If you want something a little homier than skyscraper-high trees and cannonball-sized ornaments, Bub City offers a more understated take on festivity. It takes a special kind of ingenuity to replace tinsel with beer cans in your wreaths — perfect for those who want to feel festive without feeling stuffy. 435 N. Clark St.