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The Fountainhead Adds Spacious Roof Deck Bar

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If you enjoy drinking beer and brown booze in the Fountainhead's dark wood pub setting, you're going to love it even more this summer with at its new roof deck bar. The space, which is accessed through the restaurant and can comfortably hold 87 people with 10 seats at the reclaimed wood shellacked bar, opened about two weeks ago.

It has a full bar with storage in the back bar that also features two flat-screen TVs, which shows various sporting events and will even accommodate Bears games this fall. If things get too wet or cold, the restaurant can simply lower their weather shields to enclose the space and turn on heat lamps.

The wood-heavy deck has an assortment of seating from high tops to cushion-covered banquettes to short tables with stools set in front of an outdoor fireplace. Flower boxes and plants abound as do ceiling fans, gas lamp-style lights and wood panels around the deck to further protect the space from wind and street sounds.

Fountainhead's roof features a separate menu from the main bar downstairs and is broken up into five sections: snacks (crudite, charcuterie, cheese plate), salads (smoked duck salad, spicy shrimp noodle salad), sandwiches (pesto panini with roasted peppers, portobello, squash and housemade mozzarella; roast beef), curries (green or red served with chicken or tofu) and sweet (Bleeding Heart Bakery cake balls, cashew caramel corn). Everything ranges betwen $6 and $12.

The bar has 12 beers on tap including Allagash White, Sunner Kolsch, Half Acre Gossamer and Lagunitas Dogtown and 34 canned beers. And while there's a special cocktail list, the Fountainhead also just introduced a new red sangria filled with fresh fruit. And with this heat, does anything sound better?

The Fountainhead

1970 W. Montrose Ave., Chicago, IL

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