CHEERS TO SUMMER!
Due to popularity, our list is back again this summer. Here are 10 trends for 2022 in west suburban summer cocktailing. Enjoy & please drink responsibly.
#1 | A Liquor Bar Pop-Up
CREATIVE COCKTAILS at BEV’S
NAPERVILLE–A fine dining liquor bar pop-up located in the heart of Downtown Naperville offering some of the finest Whiskey and Scotch selections in the suburbs. Bev’s cocktail list is also impressive with creative favorites like Drops of Jupiter, Watermelon Crawl and Sunburnt In Tulum. Paying homage to longtime building owner Beverly Patterson-Frier, Bev’s comes with midcentury modern vibes and upscale, made from scratch fare, craft libations, & a unique experience.
#2 | Whiskey Chic
WHISKEY, BEER & COCKTAILS at NWB
LISLE & PLAINFIELD–This place is named after whiskey, but they take their beer and wine very seriously. You will not be disappointed when you head downtown Lisle or Plainfield to Next Whiskey Bar. If you love Whiskey, the extensive menu will make you smile, along with their Bourbon cocktails. Paired with American comfort food, as well as Asian, Latin, and Mediterranean– the drink list is award-winning worthy.
#3 | Bloody Mary Wednedays
LOADED BLOODY MARY at GRAND DUKE’S $5 on WEDNESDAY
DOWNERS GROVE–If you love a good Bloody packed with scrumptious delights, then get to Grand Duke’s Restaurant on Wednesdays! Located on 75th Street in Downers Grove. Offering homemade Eastern European and American cuisine, Grand Duke’s is loved by many west suburbanites.
#4 | Rosé All Day
GIRL’S DAY OUT at THE HAMPTON SOCIAL
BURR RIDGE–There is no better feeling than the feeling of being on vacation. Inspired by the longoing for summer days spent on the coast, The Hampton Social in Burr Ridge is the perfect place to imbibe and relax with their coastal-inspired cuisine and hand-crafted cocktails creating the perfect social atmosphere. With fun events happening all season long, hop on their e-mail list today to stay connected. You’ll be so happy you did!
#5 | A Roaring 20s Vibe
COCKTAILS & ANTIQUES at THIS ST. CHARLES SPEAKEASY
ST. CHARLES–Enjoy being greeted at Club Arcada, located above Arcada Theatre, by a flapper girl and page boy attire, as you indulge in delicious culinary creations and hand crafted cocktails amongst 500 antique furnishings. Try the FLAPPER GIRL FLOOZY made with Light Rum, Dark Rum, Pineapple Juice & Passion Fruit Juice or the ROCK ‘N RYE made with Jim Beam Rye Whiskey, Orange, Lemon, Cinnamon, Clove. The unique drink possibilties are endless! Club Arcada features live entertainment most evenings.
#6 | Choose-Your-Flavor Seltzer
CHOOSE YOUR OWN SELTZER FLAVOR at GRANITE CITY
NAPERVILLE–Hot on the menu at Granite City is their Hard Seltzer. It’s not beer and is considered an FMB-Flavored Malt Beverage. Served flavor-less, meaning the flavors are added at the bar- how fun is that! This allows for you to choose any, and all flavors available including Strawberry Lemonade, Wild Berry, POG (Passion Fruit, Orange, Guava), Black Cherry, Mango & Grapefruit (or simply flavor with a lime, lemon, or orange wedge).
#7 | Patio Brews on the Fox
TRY A UNIQUE BREW MADE LOCALLY at ALERT BREWING
ST. CHARLES–A popular hops spot located along the Fox River, Alert Brewing includes a full-service container bar with their patio coming alive 12 months out of the year, including a heated seasonal enclosure. Enjoy plaza dining as well with patio tables out front during the summer, and globes during the winter. Choose from unique beers like Heavy Squeeze, Hopular Kid, Alterior Motive, Festbier, Swedda Wedda, Dank You and more.
#8 | A Cocktail Surprise
REFRESHING COCKTAILS MADE BY SOME OF the BEST
GLEN ELLYN–Common Good is a cocktail house in the heart of Glen Ellyn has become a destination cocktail location for modern, classic, upscale, seasonal and sometimes whimsical delights using fun techniques in a beautiful but low-key, friendly environment. Favorites include WHAT A RE-LEAF! made of Rum, Thai Basil, Pineapple, Kukicha, Lime, Super-Carbonated Water and ROME ON A WHIM made of Salers, Campari, Dry Vermouth, Basil Cinnamon Don’s Mix, Lime. Oh, so scrumptious!
#9 | Mid-Day Wine Tastings
GRAB A FRIEND and SHOP & DINE DOWNTOWN GENEVA
GENEVA–If you haven’t been yet, this is a summertime must-visit. Nestled in the heart of historic downtown Geneva, Geneva Winery offers tastings and samples of all their wines. Located on 3rd Street, The Tasting Room invites you in Mon-Thur 11am-9pm, Fri 11am-11pm, Sat 10am-11pm, Sun 10am-7pm with Daily Wine Bar Tastings & more.
#10 | Yoga & Wine
STRETCH & SIP WHILE TAKING IN THE SERENE VIEW OF THE FOX
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OSWEGO–Yoga along the Fox River! Enjoy 60-minutes of vinyasa flow yoga led by an experienced yoga teacher and stay for a glass of wine at Fox Valley Winery. Class will meet at the park and walk up to the Winery together following class. Leave feeling relaxed and ready to take on the rest of your week. Each registration includes yoga class and a glass of wine. Please bring a mat with you to class. Ages 21+. Brought to you by Oswegoland Park District.