In the next move in Chicago's quickly-escalating rooftop bar scene, a three-level rooftop lounge overlooking the Chicago River is part of the plan for the hotel under construction at the corner of Michigan and Wacker. LondonHouse is slated to open this spring at 85 E. Wacker, DNAinfo reports.
The hotel claims that the rooftop will give patrons "Chicago's only tri-level rooftop venue." The Rooftop Terrace will feature small bites and classic cocktails. There's also a restaurant on the 23rd floor, were diners can enjoy a meal under the dome of the Cupola. Two levels below, another bar will feature "re-imagined American fare" and craft cocktails. Then there's the Bridges Lobby Bar on the second floor. Chef Riley Huddleston (IO Urban Roofscape, Prasino) was announced as the hotel's executive chef and "drinks manager" in November.
The historic building was built on the site of Fort Dearborn and housed Crain Communications until 2013, that's when construction began to convert the structure from the office building. It's also the home to the fictional newspaper, the "Chicago Chronicle" from the 1990s sit-com "Perfect Strangers."