Okay let me just start this post off by saying yes, the reason I wanted to go to this restaurant so badly was because of the great lakes neon sign (shown below). I’m sorry but I’m obsessed with neon signs and this one is a beauty.
But the restaurant itself is really cool too. For one, they have three campers in the place. One for the hostess stand, one for the to go pizza and one you can eat in! Two, they have a huge space. I thought I had seen it all and then I go to find the bathrooms and there’s another bar! Three, they have tire swings at the bar. Yep, you heard me right. Tire. Swings. At the bar. Yeah, they were as fun as they sounded. (Check out my Instagram for the video)
Okay, but beyond the Instagramable space, lets get to the most important part, the food. It was great. It’s pizza, so it really can’t be bad but they are owned by the same company as Homeslice, so you know it’s gonna be good. They also have a gluten free crust for those who are gluten free. Their drinks are also phenomenal. I got a Pink Flamingo (see the first picture) which is Tequila, Pomegranate, Lime, Soda, Jalapeño, it was delicious.
After dinner we made our way over to the bar and the bartender gave us a Gin Mule and it was amazing. I usually hate mules but this was made with Gosling ginger beer and it was soooo good.
One last thing, at the tables on the way to the bathrooms they have old school Nintendo built into the walls to play and a spinner (pictured above) for fun activities.
So if you’re going to Chicago and you want a fun and trendy place for pizza, Happy Camper should be your first stop.