When venturing out to explore these towering spaces, rooftop views allow one to truly enjoy the best of what Chicago has to offer. Throughout the Summer, lavish parties and cocktail affairs, occur left and right on many a rooftop throughout the city. Recently EPIC put on quite the celebration to officially open their doors of the Sky Lounge for the Summer.
Located in the convenient location of River North, lies EPIC restaurant. As one makes their way inside the chic space, there is a calm and collected ambiance. However, as one makes their way upstairs to the 3rd floor, the atmosphere goes from calm to lively.
As party goers enter the Sky Lounge for the kick-off celebration, they are greeted with lively mojitos. The crisp and refreshing summer drinks, best complimented the fruit skewers and savory bites that were served throughout the evening. The atmosphere was absolutely perfect for a Summer time day in Chicago.
Contrasting with the dark hues of the restaurant downstairs, lush vibrant greenery adorns the space. The atmosphere is incredibly chic, as the decor is minimal adding just the right amount of sophistication. However, this simplistic space features an eye-popping neon hued bar. The bright color not only livens the atmosphere, but it also makes it easier for guests to make their way to the delicious craft cocktails that the bartenders specialize in.
As one sips on their cocktail, they can sit back and relax in the plush seating while enjoying the views of River North. At EPIC Sky Lounge, one has the option of being at the center of it all in a booth or one could seek a little bit of privacy with a hidden seating area. (Hint: as soon as you walk in, it’s on the far right-hand side)
My friend and I arrived at the party quite early as we had our choice of any seat available. We chose to sit along the main wall with cabana style seating so we could get a great view of the party. I highly recommend snagging up one of these seats if you can. It was incredibly cozy in our booth, so it made it quite easy to just sit back and relax while the party commenced. There were times we forgot where we were, as we got so comfortable eating and drinking the night away.
From the cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and great conversation I think it’s safe to say the party was an absolute success. If you find yourself in River North, be sure to make your way to EPIC Sky Lounge.