CHICAGO (CBS) — Summer camp – it’s not just for kids anymore.
On Sundays throughout the summer, the Dawson, a River West restaurant and bar transforms and turns into a camp for adults.READ MORE: With Delta Variant Worries Mounting, COVID Testing Returns Alongside Vaccination At 2 New Chicago Area Sites
Complete with campfire-inspired foods, cocktails and activities.
Michael Sepulveda, the general manager of the Dawson joined CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot and Ed Curran to talk about the fun offerings for grown-ups who want to recall the fun times at camp.
“It’s a really big restaurant in River West. It’s two stories and there’s a huge patio,” said Sepulveda. “When we were kids, what was more fun than summer camp? So we wanted to bring that to the adult population of Chicago.”READ MORE: 4 People Hospitalized When Car Crashes Into Building In Humboldt Park
Sepulveda said there are three things he’s very excited about with bringing back the camp experience each Sunday.
“We have live music from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on the patio. The second one is camp fare – delicious big-kid grilled cheese, oversized hot dog and chips with specialty spices,” said Sepulveda. “And the thing I’m most excited about are the cocktails.”
Specifically bug juice. Sepulveda said one called Red Rover, Red Rover (after the outside running game) which has gin, Campari and a little raspberry and plumb.
The Blue Lagoon bug juice offering has vodka, pisco, blue curacao and bitter lemon. The Green Machine has mezcal, tequila with melon and macha.MORE NEWS: At Least 1 Person Killed, 22 Wounded In Gun Violence In Chicago So Far This Weekend