Upstairs at the Gwen

Upstairs at the Gwen Rooftop Bar in Chicago

Small plates
Year round


Artfully crafted cocktails, small bites and big views, offered year-round.

Located in the heart of Chicago, just a block of Michigan Avenue, the fantastic hotel The Gwen comes with an equally fantastic rooftop bar, called Upstairs at the Gwen.

The rooftop comes with both indoor lounge and a stylish, open-air terrace. Set five floors up, you do not get the most panoramic views, but rather cool ones over the majestic buildings surrounding the terrace.

Luxurious and trendy in decoration, the Gwen rooftop is decorated with umbrella-covered lounge spots, over sized lamps and a really cool fire-table as a central part of the terrace.

The rooftop bar offers a great selection of seasonal, inventive and well-crafted cocktails, taking names from Chicago neighborhoods and other iconic landmarks in the city. There is also a fine selection of wines, beers on draft and a set of sharable small plates.

Open from early morning to late at night, this is a great spot for everything from breakfast and lunch, to relaxing and sunny afternoon cocktails, stylish pre- or post dinner drinks, and weekend Tipsy Tea. All served in a sophisticated and friendly atmosphere.

Not only a summer destination, as Upstairs at the Gwen turns into a winter wonderland during the colder months. The fire pits are complemented with both a curling rink and a cosy cabin, and the rooftop menu also includes warming and hot seasonal cocktails.


Location & Map

521 North Rush Street, River North, Chicago, IL 60611


Opening Hours

Monday:07.00 - 23.00
Tuesday:07.00 - 23.00
Wednesday:07.00 - 23.00
Thursday:07.00 - 23.00
Friday:07.00 - 01.00
Saturday:07.00 - 01.00
Sunday:07.00 - 23.00


  • What is the Upstairs at the Gwen dress code?

    The Upstairs at the Gwen dress code is smart casual.

  • What food does Upstairs at the Gwen serve?

    Upstairs at the Gwen serves tasty small plates.


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