It was 4:55pm on a Tuesday. Seven people were lined up in front of us on the corner of Adams Avenue and Kensington Drive in Normal Heights (maybe Kensington?). The simple fact that there was a line made me salivate with excitement. It was our first time at Bleu Boheme, and though we've received positive recommendations in passing, we weren't expecting a queue for the daily, hour-long happy hour, especially during the week. Within the hour, it all made sense.
The interior was designed to evoke the free spirited feeling commonly associated with the old school artistic era of Paris, embracing the creativity of the Bohemians (from which the eatery takes its name) while implementing styles affiliated with more rural areas of France. Different sections of the restaurant reveal the various influences, but we sat at a table in the informal bar area, enjoying upbeat French music and an hour of half priced offerings. And for those that prefer to dine with canine companions, like many restaurants in France, Bleu Boheme is dog friendly - if your pup is civilized.
|Bleu Boheme's happy hour menu (click on it!)|
|You can figure out which is which!|
Bleu Boheme's happy hour is definitely worth visiting, and because it's offered daily, there are no excuses. Plan accordingly and get there at least 10 minutes early so that you can get a good seat. The hour goes fast and you'll want to make the most out of it, because c'est fabuleux!
Bleu Boheme is located at 4090 Adams Avenue in Normal Heights/Kensington.