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Offshore, Nation’s Largest Rooftop Deck Set to Open at Navy Pier

Get ready to take in new spectacular views of Chicago’s skyline when Offshore, the nation’s largest rooftop opens at Navy Pier, this May. The sexy and sophisticated space sits on the third floor atop Navy Pier’s Festival Hall at 1000 East Grand. Guests will enjoy panoramic, unmatched views of Lake Michigan and the city skyline.

Navy Pier

Offshore’s all-seasons/all-weather venue spans over 36,000 square feet and boasts a full-service bar, world-class kitchen, terraces, seven cozy fire pits, an entertainment and gaming area, and multiple large social gathering spaces.

Offshore at Navy Pier
Offshore at Navy Pier

Offshore Cuisine and Bar

The culinary direction will be led by Executive Chef Michael Shrader. Shrader served as Executive Chef for The N9NE Group and was the Founder and Executive Chef at Urban Union Chicago. Offshore will focus on seasonal, modern American cuisine with global influences served as small, shareable plates. Special on-site catering menus will also be available.

Clay Livingston, formerly of Red Herring Lounge and Kitchen in Louisville, will develop and curate the beverage program. Patrons should expect playful house-made craft cocktails, wine, champagne, and strong local craft beer options.

Chicago Skyline
Offshore will offer unmatched view of Chicago’s Skyline

Interior Details

Visitors will be greeted with a wall of cascading, colorful propellers flanked by two slate metal vintage series pool tables on either side. Floating globe lights line the corridor leading to a 16-foot-tall, 8,500 square foot indoor space. The beautiful indoor space will also include an expansive 100 foot, 60-stool bar. A barrel-vaulted roof and an operable glass enclosure covering the entire interior will fully retract, allowing the Lake Michigan breeze in, regardless of the season. The far Northeast corner of the Pier will deliver a unique perspective of the city skyline not found anywhere else.

Chicago Skyline

The 20,000 square foot Terrace features communal and high top tables allowing patrons to move about freely socializing while enjoying cocktails. The fire pits spread throughout the space will surely enhance the ambiance prompting relaxed, enjoyable conversation. A highlight of the deck is a 450 square-foot planter with lush greenery shaped like Chicago’s “Y” symbol, a nod to the Chicago River. On the Southeast end of the terrace, a stage for live entertainment overlooks the city’s skyline. Two private lawns with sail shade canopies will act as a destination for group gaming, social gatherings, bridal parties, weddings, and much more.

Offshore will surely be the destination for Chicago fun this summer. Look for it to open sometime around Memorial Day!

Hours of Operation

The hours of operation for Offshore are Monday – Thursday 4 p.m. – midnight, Friday from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. – midnight.

Additional Information

  • Patrons must be 21 and over to enter Offshore.
  • Offshore is easily accessible through the pier, with ample valet service available.
  • To learn more visit www.drinkoffshore.com
  • For more information or to make a group reservation, please contact Director of Sales & Marketing Kathleen Jenkins at kathleen@drinkoffshore.com.

2 Comments

  1. Carol L FOLDENAUER says

    Oh my gosh, that looks awesome. I will definitely be checking it out.

    • Flo says

      It’ll be open for our girl dinner!

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