The heat is on in Chicago, and although summer hasn’t officially started yet, the city is seeing scorching hot temperatures.

The temperature along the city’s lakefront reached 84 degrees by Monday morning, and the forecast shows it’s not cooling down anytime soon. Highs of 94 and 92 are expected Monday and Tuesday.

While hot weather is inevitable, here are seven ways to beat Chicago’s first heat wave of the season:

7. Cool down in a basement bar.

Heat rises, so why not escape the hot weather in one of Chicago’s many basement bars. Three Dots and a Dash, which is a River North bar located underneath Bub City, will make you feel like you’re at a luau. The tiki-themed bar specializes in rum and tropical cocktails.

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