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Offshore, the largest rooftop deck in the country, headed to Navy Pier

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The nation’s largest rooftop venue is coming to Chicago’s iconic Navy Pier this month. Offshore, a 36,000-square-foot, all-weather venue will feature a full-service bar, kitchen, terraces, seven fire pits, an entertainment and gaming area and multiple large social gathering spaces. The venue is scheduled to open around Memorial Day.

From its position atop Navy Pier’s Festival Hall at 1000 E. Grand Avenue, Offshore will offer panoramic of Lake Michigan and the city skyline.  The interior design will feature a wall of cascading, colorful propellers flanked by two slate metal vintage series pool tables on either side. Floating globe lights dot the way through the corridor to the 16-foot-tall, 8,500 square foot indoor space.

Culinary direction for Offshore will be led by executive chef Michael Shrader, who was the founder and executive chef at Urban Union Chicago. Clay Livingston, formerly partner and general manager of Red Herring Lounge and Kitchen in Louisville, will develop and curate the beverage program seasonally.