Crafting Your Experience

ChicagoFood & Drinks
Cocktails for Dingdongs

Cocktails for Dingdongs

Cocktails for Dingdongs was born out of the Tack Room, which is one of the four very unique spaces that call Thalia Hall home. Bar director, Dustin Drankiewicz and fellow dingdong Alexandra Ensign, who is responsible for the whimsical illustrations, bring you a cocktail guide that reminds you of your favorite childhood comic book. Explore the past life of this historic landmark and be sure to watch your step in the old carriage house.

  • 1.

    Mom's Basement

    Mom's Basement

    The idea of Thalia Hall being a mixed-use building is evident throughout. It really can be seen as an adult playground.

  • 2.

    Horses & Booze

    Horses & Booze

    The latest addition to the Thalia Hall as we know it today was the Tack Room. Currently it's a cozy piano bar with a patio, but it had a very different past.

  • 3.

    History Of The Hall

    History Of The Hall

    John Dusek, the founder of Thalia Hall, envisioned the corner of 18th and Allport as the nucleus for the neighborhood of Pilsen. Now a historic landmark, Thalia Hall is situated on one of the most vibrant streets in Pilsen.

  • 4.

    Chameleon Hall

    Chameleon Hall

    Dusek wanted Thalia Hall to be a communal meeting space, hosting events like opera, film festivals, and live music. Since it's restoration in 2013 the space is being used as it was originally intended.

We use cookies on this website. You are free to manage these via your browser settings at any time. For more information about how we use cookies, please see our Privacy Policy.