Sip Back and Relax: 7 Perfect Summer Cocktail Spots


By Pierre Sanders, Concierge, LondonHouse

Summer is upon us and Chicago is certainly the place to be and be seen. Here are my top summer cocktail experiences.

Machine: Engineered Dining and Drink

Fly high with Machine: Engineered and dining Firebird. This perfect blend of rose vodka, strawberry, lemonade and agave will have you and your friends flocking for more.

Arbella Bar

Don’t judge this book by its cover. Arbella Bar is the perfect summer hideaway. The bartenders’ vodka based Moscow Mule is joined by ginger bear, passion fruit and sake creating the perfect cap to a summer’s day.

Joe’s Imports Wine Bar

Joe’s Imports is certainly a divine delight. From fruit forward whites to luscious reds Joe’s will certainly awaken sommelier in you.

Dorians through the Record Shop

Step into this record shop for good tunes and to quench your thirst. Dorians a modern day speakeasy is certainly a one of a kind experience. Whether it’s their “The French Intervention” which is the unforgettable blend of St. Germaine, bitters and Charanda or the “Sorrey, Eh?” which is the perfect medley of rye whiskey, maple, pear and bitters. Hello summer nights!

The Front Room

Feel at home at The Front Room. Their “Ticket to Ride” will have you feeling breezy and easy. This vodka based cocktail is infused with rosemary, honey, lemonade and a little surprise.

Stone Fox

Sit back and relax at Stone Fox. Their “Frozen Paloma” is just what you need to cool off. Fresh ingredients is their key to deliciousness.


Meet me at the deveraux. This rooftop pool experience is perfect for a summer days and nights particularly when accompanied with “The Deveraux Daiquiri”. This old school mix with new school twist is a must!

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