Chicago: OFFSHORE To Remain Open Following Navy Pier Temporary Closure

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Offshore, the world's largest rooftop deck and one of Chicago's hottest destinations located at Navy Pier, will remain open after September 8 offer locals the opportunity to enjoy spectacular views of the Chicago skyline and Lake Michigan.

This year-round rooftop destination, which boasts over 56,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space, will open from noon until 9 p.m. every weekday, 11 a.m. until 10:30p.m. on Saturday, and 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. on Sunday, reservations are available via OpenTable for parties of no more than 6 to keep patrons and staff comfortable and safe. Special events will be hosted throughout September including sunset paint and sips and morning fitness classes with mimosas, with more to be finalized in the coming weeks. 

"We are excited to announce we will continue to operate as normal amid the Navy Pier closure on September 8," said Stephen Stoll, COO of Maverick Restaurants. "With safety for our patrons at the utmost importance, we hope to continue to welcome in locals looking for a fun way to socially distance while also enjoying all that Offshore has to offer, with events lined up throughout the month that has something for everyone." 

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Offshore will continue to ensure the safety of all guests with safety and sanitation standards in place, along with the current additional measures outlined by the City of Chicago. All guests are required to wear masks upon entry and exit, tables will be spaced at least 7 feet apart and indoor tables within eight feet of a window, and all staff will be temperature checked prior to every shift as well as wearing face masks for the protection of customers. 

Culinary direction for Offshore is led by Executive Chef Michael Shrader, a protégé of Jeremiah Tower who is credited as a pioneer in California cuisine. At Offshore, his focus is on seasonal, modern American cuisine with global influences served as small, shareable plates.

New items just added to the menu include Market Fish of the Day, with fingerling potatoes, leeks, oyster mushrooms, and salsa verde; a Smoked Half Chicken, with spicy potatoes, lemon & oregano gremolata; and an 8oz. Filet of Beef, with potato gratin, asparagus, and topped with a red wine sauce.

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Clay Livingston, formerly Partner and General Manager of Red Herring Lounge and Kitchen in Louisville, has developed and curated the beverage program seasonally, with playful house made craft cocktails, wine, champagne, and strong local craft beer options to choose from. Signature, Instagrammable drinks include a Catch Me Offshore, with Cruzan spiced rum, Cruzan coconut rum, strawberry, and lime; and a Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, a frozen cocktail with whiskey, mango, ginger, and lemon. 

Offshore's September calendar of events are as follows, with more to come. Please visit Offshore's social channels and website for more details:

Monet's Sunset Paint and Sip event with Pinot's Palette: 9/8, 9/17, and 9/30

The Space Between Yoga and Mimosa classes: 9/13, 9/27

Rooftop Pop ups with Pure Barre: 9/19, 9/26 

Junior League of Chicago & Pure Barre Fundraising Pop Up Event: 9/20 

Families are welcome and  Offshore has also introduced a new childrens' menu; choice of entree and choice of side for $12. Offshore is easily accessible through the Pier and are providing East Garage Parking Monday to Thursday 0-6 hours for $17, and Friday to Sunday 0-6 hours for $20. Guests can also select Offshore Rooftop from Rideshare App, and be dropped at the North Dock as far east as possible. Please enter Offshore doors on the North Dock at the turnaround point. For more information, please visit

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Navy Pier

Located on Lake Michigan, Navy Pier is one of the top-attended nonprofit destinations in the Midwest, stretching more than six city blocks and welcoming nearly 9 million guests annually. Originally opened in 1916 as a shipping and recreation facility, this Chicago landmark showcases more than 50 acres of parks, restaurants, attractions, retail shops, sightseeing and dining cruise boats, exposition facilities and more. The Pier recently celebrated its 100thanniversary with the unveiling of the iconic Centennial Wheel, Polk Bros Park, Fifth Third Bank Family Pavilionand Peoples Energy Welcome Pavilion. In 2019, Navy Pier continues to usher in its second century with ongoing pier-wide redevelopment efforts – including a 220-room Hilton hotel with rooftop bar, a marina and more – in addition to free, year-round arts and cultural programming designed to inspire, educate and connect communities across the city and globe.Click here to donate to Navy Pier, a 501(c)(3) organization, in support of free public programs. For more information,

Navy Pier Mission Statement

Navy Pier is the People's Pier, Chicago's lakefront treasure, welcoming all and offering dynamic and eclectic experiences through partnerships and programs that inspire discovery and wonder.

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ACRON Group, a USA and Swiss based Real Estate Owner and Investment Manager, is developing and building the four-star hotel 'The Sable at Navy Pier' coupled with an exclusive rooftop bar called 'OFFSHORE'.  'OFFSHORE' will be the largest rooftop bar and restaurant in the United States.  According to Greg W. Wilson, President and CEO of ACRON Group's USA operations, the Hotel along with what will quickly become Chicago's best-known hotspot, 'OFFSHORE', will no doubt be one of the top destinations in Chicago.  Further, Peer Bender, CEO of ACRON AG and responsible for ACRON Group's operations in Europe, additionally noted that ACRON is particularly unique in that where other companies might see difficulties, we discover untapped potential. To the point, no one has ever built a Hotel and the like of the 'Offshore' Roof-Top venue before on the famous Navy Pier.

Development and Design Team and Partners include Robert Habeeb of Maverick Hotels and Restaurants, Marilynn Gardner and Brian Murphy of Navy Pier Authority, Mark Spears of CIBC, Jackie Koo of KOO Architecture, Bob Amick of Concentrics Restaurant Group, Dave Alexander and John Sheridan of James McHugh Construction Company and Curio by Hilton Hotels.  

ACRON Group's founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Klaus W. Bender said, 'What has always set ACRON apart is that we do not go where all the others have already been.  Accordingly, a pioneering top position is essential for us.  The Sable at Navy Pier and OFFSHORE represents the quintessential project inspired by ACRON'.  

ACRON Group was founded in 1981 and owns an exceptional and ever-growing group of luxury hospitality investments in Europe and the USA.

Maverick Hotels and Restaurants

Maverick Hotels and Restaurants: World-class operators and experts in their fields, the management team of Maverick will create value at every hotel and restaurant they manage by combining a pervasive sales-driven culture with a proven ability to capture market share and manage middle of the page expenses to drive margins. Successful proprietary tools and systems developed by the team allow the field to operate more efficiently, while a driven owner/entrepreneur mentality keeps a sharp focus on making smart decisions based on what is best for the asset.

Led by President Robert Habeeb, a 35-year hotel veteran, Maverick Hotels and Restaurants offers the expertise to position or reposition an asset through an incredibly talented team of seasoned professionals that head every discipline. Maverick's unique culture and guiding principles offer a fresh new way of working with a hotel and restaurant management company, not as a traditional "contract party" but as a partner.

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