More hotels in downtown Chicago means more places to enjoy many Chicagoans favorite summer activity—eating, drinking and lounging on roofs above the city. One is about to fully open in Streeterville that's not as high up as others but definitely larger.
Streeterville Social, which the Loews Chicago Hotel (445 North Park Drive) is naming their massive third-floor terrace that's not exactly a rooftop, is fully opening on June 26 with two bars, a lawn for gaming (including an oversized Jenga set and croquet), and a menu that's includes a cliff notes version of cheffy takes on different ethnic street food. Part of the terrace is open to the public now with a limited menu, but the entire outdoor space and menu will be available in nine days.
Read through what will be available on the lunch and street food sections below, which includes lamb belly on pita with candied onion, charred tomato and tzatziki; oyster po' boy with cioppino broth and chorizo; and Korean-style chicken wings with prawn toast. On the drinks side, there's a decent wine list and $14 cocktails with four that lean towards tiki.
When it fully opens, reps promise a "park-like setting" with cabanas and "swinging birdcage chairs." On the Streeterville side of Michigan Avenue, it has different views than other rooftops in town despite its lower height. It'll open daily
at 11 a.m. for lunch with the street food menu available at 4 p.m.
EDIT NOTE: This post has been edited to reflect that Streeterville Social decided not to offer lunch.