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Commons Club

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If you're a fan of Stranger Things, the "upside down" may frighten you but Commons Club Upside Down Tea, is all play, no pouncing aliens. Virgin Hotels Chicago offers a strictly non-traditional take on afternoon tea service available every weekend in the hotel's second floor bar and gathering space called the Commons Club. The teas are boozy, the atmosphere is relaxed and the the twists are cheeky - expect a themed menu and DJs spinning while you sip. In addition to inventive tea-based cocktails using Rare Tea Cellar teas and a variety of spirits and champagne served in teapots and teacups, you can add on a delicious spread of sweet and savory tea bites created by chef Moosah Reaume. Upside Down Tea service is available every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm; pricing ranges from $35-$80 and reservations are encouraged.


203 N. Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60601

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(312) 940-4747

Expert Tips by Jacky Runice

Chicago Local Expert

Things to Do in December: "Yes, you can get scones and clotted cream but flirt with the edge with dishes like shrimp corndogs and turkey profiteroles."

Best for Things to Do in December Because: Holiday teas can be stuffy and exorbitant - this one is anything but.

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