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Renderings Reveal Mag Mile's New Rooftop & More, Wicker Park Indian Spot Shutters, More Intel

Plus, which Chicago beer bars made Draft's list of America's best?

A rendering of Noyane, the Conrad Chicago hotel's new rooftop
A rendering of Noyane, the Conrad Chicago hotel's new rooftop

—Another rooftop hotspot is coming downtown later this summer—as well as multiple restaurants overseen by chef Richard Sandoval—and here's your first look at what they'll look like. The Conrad Chicago hotel will house Noyane (a Japanese rooftop bar and eatery), Baptiste & Bottle (a whiskey bar and eatery on the 20th floor), and Il Tavolino (a ground-floor Italian cafe and market). Get a visual preview via the renderings of the rooftop above and the 20th floor space below.

Baptiste & Bottle Conrad Rendering Courtesy

Columbus' Curry, the fast-casual Indian restaurant opened in April 201by a former Bollywood actor at 1357 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Wicker Park, is no more. A sign appeared on the door just before the Fourth of July to announce the shutter, DNAinfo reports. There's no word yet what's coming to a prominent Wicker Park space.

—In other potentially-sad shutter news, two-year-old Uptown Mexican restaurant Riques Cocina Mexicana closed earlier this week at 5004 N. Sheridan Road, according to a Facebook post from ownership.

Draft magazine has released its annual list of the 100 best beer bars in America, and five Chicago spots are on it. Congratulations to Fountainhead, Hopleaf, Local Option, Map Room, and Maria's Packaged Goods and Community Bar.

Spanish Square, the new-ish tapas restaurant, wine bar and market at Belmont and Southport, has hired its first executive chef. Rafael Hurtado, a Mexican-raised and educated chef with experience at tapas restaurants in St. Louis, is now running the show and is introducing a new menu.

—Today is Roka Akor's fifth anniversary and the River North Japanese restaurant is giving away free oysters and bubbly from 5 until 6 p.m.


1970 West Montrose Avenue, , IL 60613 (773) 697-8204 Visit Website

Conrad Chicago

101 E Erie St, Chicago, IL 60611 (312) 667-6700 Visit Website

Riques Cocina Mexicana

5004 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60640 (773) 728-6200 Visit Website


5148 North Clark Street, , IL 60640 (773) 334-9851 Visit Website

Spanish Square

, Chicago, IL (773) 717-7900

The Map Room

1949 N Hoyne Ave, Chicago, IL 60647 (773) 252-7636 Visit Website

Local Option

1102 W Webster Ave, Chicago, IL 60614 (773) 348-2008 Visit Website

Roka Akor

4999 Old Orchard Ctr, Skokie, IL 60077 (847) 329-7650 Visit Website

Columbus' Curry

1359 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622 (888) 986-4634 Visit Website