ROOFTOP BAR AND FIFTY/50 GROUP RESTAURANT COMING TO THE GRAY IN LOOP
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurant’s latest Chicago property, The Gray, is introducing a rooftop bar with a retractable roof to The Loop this spring. The hotel – named for the 1894 building's original Georgia Gray marble and granite – offers 293 guest rooms and 13 suites along with 13,000 square feet of meeting and event space. The Fifty/50 Group will bring high-end lobby bar Steadfast to the hotel as well, offering guests a 70-seat restaurant, 20-seat bar and 14-seat wine-tasting room.
Learn more about the rooftop bar and new restaurant.
PING-PONG CLUB CO-FOUNDED BY SUSAN SARANDON OPENS
Put attendees in motion and encourage engagement at Chicago’s latest creative private events venue. SPiN, the ping-pong club co-founded by Susan Sarandon, opened in early March in Chicago’s River North neighborhood. The 16,000-square-foot venue features a center court with stadium seating, 20 ping-pong tables, two bars and three private lounge areas. Other outposts are located in New York, Los Angeles and Toronto, with a San Francisco location in the works.
Learn more about SPiN.
MAYOR EMANUEL, CHICAGO SHAKESPEARE ANNOUNCE NEW THEATER SPACE AT NAVY PIER
A new performance venue, The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare, is slated to open Fall 2017 at Navy Pier. The $35 million project announcement comes during Navy Pier’s centennial year as part of the city’s commitment to reinvigorate the attraction. The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare will repurpose the former Skyline Stage into a year-round, flexible venue with capacities ranging from 150 to 850. Directors will focus on transforming the space into a world-class resource for education and entertainment.
Learn more about the new theater.
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