Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Eater Chicago Highlights the New VU Rooftop Bar on the 22nd Floor at 133 E. Cermak

Just yesterday we posted about a new "experiential theater" coming to the Motor Row Entertainment District.  Today, another post that illustrates the effort to make this area come to life.

A South Side rarity — a rooftop bar — debuts Monday near McCormick Place in the South Loop. VU Rooftop Bar is a sleek 13,000-square-foot space on the 22nd floor of the building at 133 E. Cermak Road. Convention goers, Bears fans coming and leaving nearby Soldier Field, and locals have a new spot for skyline views, small plates, and fancy cocktails.
The outdoor deck features TVs, fire pits, and the kind of comfy lounge seating that hearty Chicagoans will use throughout the winter. There’s a solarium with retractable glass walls for the colder days, and customers who want to belt out a tune can visit its private karaoke room. There are other rooms for private parties or meetings, too.
We've only linked to a couple of the pictures, but we highly suggest clicking here to check at the rest.  The space is beautiful.

It's great for the southern part of the neighborhood to have a spot like this, but we will be curious to see if they have consistent traffic for the large space.  Yes, it will be great for events, but will there be enough traffic to make this place viable on a regular day?  We will see.

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