Love you a Brunch Parlay!
Happy Memorial day everyone! I hope you all are enjoying the sunshine, sipping drinks, and relaxing today. I was so excited to have the day to catch up on everything. Goodness knows, that pile of laundry in my bedroom will not wash itself. The struggle.
We all know that I am an avid brunch person. Meaning, whenever I have the chance to find awesome cool new spots I am always on top of it. Luckily, Chicago has been a bit warmer so I was so excited to try out Parlay at Joy. It had been on my radar for a while because of the delicious looking pictures I saw on Instagram. Therefore, I was so excited to collab with them for my friend Julie's birthday.
Guys, not only is this the perfect brunch spot, with bottomless mimosas, and amazing food, but it's also great for birthdays! If you saw my stories yesterday, you would see that they gave us two phenomenal cocktails. One was a giant, I mean huge, mimosa! Can you say, dreams do come true! This big beauty has two bottles of Prosecco, orange juice, and topped with colorful straws perfect for friends to share. Or, if you're feeling daring (like my friend for her birthday) you can attempt to finish it. They also showed us their beautiful orange crush drink, which was dangerous, you guys it tasted so good you could barely tell there's alcohol in it. Meaning, you chug and chug. Not only was it colorful, sweet, and glamorous but it was also perfect for sharing with girlfriends. These were not simply cocktails but total glamtails, between the beautiful colors and phenomenal taste I was all for it!
However, Parlay is so much more than just their drinks. We had a chance to try the brunch menu with the buffet that they serve upstairs on the second floor. I have never been so happy in my life. I am sometimes iffy with buffets because the food can get cold, and sometimes it's not as good or warm. This was the opposite. The food was fresh, warm, and so delicious! One of my favorite things was the colorful waffle. It's made fresh and you can customize it to any color you see fit! Totally Instagram worthy and yummy. Also, if you're an s'mores lover, like me, you will be pleased to know they have an entire s' mores bar! Can it get better than that? I think not.
We were lucky to have such a great seat right underneath the glowing #ParlayAllDay sign and it reminded me of the saying 'Party all day'. That is what this place was a great party! I have never seen such comradery in a restaurant. People were drinking, dancing together, and just having such a great time. The staff was so friendly which made us feel like home.
Oh, did I mention they also have a cute little rooftop with a flower wall? We got to go upstairs and explore a bit and it's such a laid back, cute, rooftop that is perfect during the summer.
Overall, Parlay was such a fun brunch spot, and hands down, I can say one of my favorite brunch spots in Chicago. Between the great food, rooftop, and glamtails, I will definitely be back! If you are looking for a great brunch spot with awesome food, atmosphere, and drinks Parlay all day. Even a great birthday spot, this would be perfect then you can head out and enjoy the town.
Once again, thanks so much Parlay for having us out! We will definitely be returning throughout the summer. As always thanks for following along with me love bugs. Have a happy Memorial Day!
Until next time,