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Al Fresco Dining Rooftop American

Upstairs at the Gwen has announced the reopening of its rooftop terrace on Thursday, June 11 after being closed for nearly three months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Located on the fifth floor of the hotel in the heart of the Magnificent Mile, the terrace is now taking reservations through Tock for groups of up to six people, including new shaded ‘Calypso’ experiences, umbrella-covered lounge settings available for reservations for two-hour blocks.

The drink menu features a number of signature cocktails, including a Blackberry Negroni, Hibiscus Lemonade and Spicy Mezcal Paloma. Those looking to imbibe even more may opt for the Bottomless Mimosas and pitchers of Margaritas, Summer Sangria and Moscow Mules. A number of wines are available for by the glass pours, as well as beers on tap.

Food options include a variety of small plates such as Burrata, Spanish Octopus and Grilled Wings and entrees including Grilled Skirt Steak, Roasted Salmon and The Gwen Burger, made with Slagel Farms beef, white cheddar and bacon.

The terrace features a hand-painted mural on the ground by local artist Jas Petersen, which is visible from all of the surrounding high-rise buildings. During the winter months, the rooftop is home to an iceless version of the Olympic sport, curling, as well as a custom-built Curling Cabin.

Hours begin at 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Reservations are required and available now on Tock.


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