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: Chicago Weather: A Few Sprinkles Overnight
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: Video From Police Shooting That Killed Adam Toledo To Be Released On Thursday, COPA Says
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: Five Things We Know About The Adam Toledo Police Shooting Case