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Cerise Happy Hour @ Virgin Hotels Chicago

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Cerise Happy Hour @ Virgin Hotels Chicago

Laura Notorangelo

Since spring isn't arriving as quickly as we'd like, Cerise, the rooftop bar at the Chicago Virgin Hotel, hosted a "Backyard" happy hour to create some summer ambiance. Mike's Hard Lemonade let us escape the brutally cold weather in Chicago. The "Backyard" Happy Hour featured specialty drinks, games, and tunes. 

This was a cute idea to kick off spring, using well-known summer games and beer to make Chicagoans feel like warm weather is right around the corner! Mike's set up bean bags/corn hole and giant jenga to kick everything off. Everyone wanted a turn, so it was a big hit! Although it was too cold to go on the balcony and see the view, there were plenty of windows to see the gorgeous Chicago skyscrapers around us.

Then the dj and specialty drinks became the focus of the evening. It's always nice to pretend you live somewhere warm, and this event brought summertime vibes to the contemporary rooftop bar & lounge.