Last week I read about a bar in Chicago where 60% of the drinks sold are bottles of Champagne! That sounded like a fun place to be – so we went.
The corks keep on popping at Pops for Champagne in downtown Chicago. In our short visit I saw several magnums come out of the wine fridge [and they ain’t cheap] and heard several vintage champagnes opened as well. Not surprisingly both the waiters and the clientele had smiles on their faces. Popping champagne corks is good clean fun. Hey, if I had more money I might have named this blog PoptheCork.
The other draw was $1 Oysters from 3 pm to 7 pm! When your children down oysters faster than you can shuck them, a one dollar oyster is a good deal.
I asked the Beverage Director – W. Craig Cooper [wicked cool name W. Craig] – to come over and meet the family [did I mention we were the only family in the bar, pretty funny to us at least]. We chatted about POPs while my children continued to down oysters at an alarming rate. Nice place W. Craig.
We had very cool cocktails, a glass of bubbly, and a lot of fun.
Pops for Champagne
601 North State Street at Ohio
Our cocktails – we are making these at home [you have to make your own simple syrup and infuse it with the herbs]
High Sage – Hendrick’s Gin, Sage Syrup, Ice, Cucumber, Prosecco
Red Sky at Night – Calvados , Goslings Dark Rum, Rosemary Syrup, Lemon, Ice, Ginger Beer, Cava