• Be in the room where it happens with new renovated spaces
• Don’t throw away your shot of a great view
Spring of 2016 brought the unveiling of a multimillion-dollar renovation to the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel and one of the most highly anticipated rooftop bar concepts of the year, Raised. Located on the 3rd floor of the hotel with indoor/outdoor seating and accommodations, the vibrant city views are yours for the taking.
The well endowed menu matches the splendid river view with an array of wines, local craft beers, spirits, and intriguing cocktails. “The cocktail program at Raised Urban Rooftop bar features fresh, natural, and local ingredients (when possible) in order to provide our guests with a wide range of great tasting and gorgeous cocktails. All cocktail ingredients are prepared in-house, and play to the urban-rooftop-garden theme. All of our cocktails feature a floral, fresh, or herbaceous flair, and are designed to please palates from simple to sophisticated,” according to, William Nykaza, Bar Operations Manager.
The ‘Wild Fire’ Cocktail was chosen for fall because of its rich colors and sweet herbal flavors. Nykaza gave us some of the finer details,“The ‘Wild Fire’ Cocktail features some of the finest tequila and mescal flavors found in the world, accentuated by chocolate bitters, pure agave, flamed orange oils, and three flower tea to create a complex layered drinking experience that will keep you guessing what’s next.” Whether you choose to enjoy it served up or on the rocks, the vanilla bean and orange peel garnish will play to your senses in this little slice of top-of-the-world luxury.
This boutique and chic location amidst The Loop will give attendees an experience to remember, with luxurious new meeting and event spaces, spectacular city views, and cocktails to ‘cheers’ about.