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Looks like it’s finally safe to come out of hibernation in Chicago and get back to life outside our apartments! Which means – it’s officially rosé season, and time to start planning where to make your next happy hour date. Here are my 5 favorite spots to enjoy a glass of wine/rosé in Chicago during the summer..

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1. Restoration Hardware’s Rooftop Garden 

One of the most elegant places in Chicago to enjoy a glass of rosé! You can order a drink at the first floor bar, browse the gorgeous showroom, then sit and relax on the rooftop garden while taking in a pretty view of the city. Grab brunch on the first floor at 3 Arts Cafe and wander around the showroom until you find the roof! – very Instagram worthy! Watch this video, it will sell you on this spot.

2. City Winery at the Chicago Riverwalk

An awesome location – in the heart of downtown Chicago along the river – that gives Chicagoans and visitors a way to engage with the city in a unique way. A great time to stop by would be on May 18th for the Chicago Riverwalk Kick Off Celebration (see the details here). A great spot to sip win and watch the boats go by.

3.  Le Colonial

A charming lvintage rowhouse in Gold Coast – the perfect spot to sit outside on the patio and order a glass of rosé and Vietnamese! Le Colonial is sandwiched in between Versace and Dior, so don’t have too much rosé or you’ll find yourself making bad decisions in the luxury stores next door 🙂 You can sit and sip while people watching on the sidewalk patio.

4. Drumbar

Named one of the “Top Ten Bars in Chicago” by Chicago Magazine, Drumbar should definitely be on your list this summer. Sitting on the 18th floor of the Raffaello Hotel is a chic speakeasy-inspired cocktail lounge with a moody vibe that offers an intimate indoor lounge area and a beautiful outdoor terrace with views of Lake Michigan and the Hancock building.

5. The Hampton Social

You’ve probably seen their ‘rose all day’ sign on Instagram, but this is one you definitely have to check out in person. This adorable place evokes East Coast living in every aspect. They have a ‘rosé of the day’ and you HAVE to try the frosé (Tito’s, rosé, and peach purée). Also – Bassment – the bar beneath The Hampton Social – is one of my favorite bars during the summer.

I hope this list gave you some good ideas for where to sip my favorite pink drink this summer! Let me know if you have any other suggestions or if you’ll be trying one of these out. Thanks for reading guys 🙂

PS: if you’re making a trip to Chicago this summer, don’t forget to check this tab with some of my go-to spots!

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