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A new rooftop terrace is opening atop the Carbide & Carbon Building

Part of the new Pendry Chicago hotel, Château Carbide opens on June 25.

Zach Long
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Zach Long

Summer in Chicago is one of the only times that we get to while away evenings sipping drinks on the city's rooftop bars, and it's always a grand occasion when a new rooftop opens up—especially when it's set amid the stunning architecture of the Loop. You'll get the chance to experience some new sky-high sights when Chateau Carbide begins welcoming guests on Friday, June 25, set on the 24th floor of the Pendry Chicago hotel (in the historical Carbide & Carbon Building) overlooking Michigan Avenue.

If you're not familiar with the rooftop space that Chateau Carbide inhabits, that's likely because it has never officially been open to the public before. According to a Pendry Chicago representative, the 24th-floor terrace was previous used to host private groups and members-only events, but Chateau Carbide will be open to anyone—whether you're a guest at Pendry Chicago or someone who just wants to enjoy a glass of wine high above the city's streets.

True to its name, Chateau Carbide is inspired by the French Riviera, decorated with palms and flowers set amid outdoor couches and striped loungers that lend some costal vibes to the urban space. The beverage program is centered around rosé, with multiple selections from Château d’Esclans (including pours of the popular Whispering Angel rosé) as well as frosé and rosé spritz cocktails. You'll also find beer from Forbidden Root, summery cocktails and red, white and sparkling wines for the rosé averse.

During the day, you'll be able to order from a picnic-inspired menu that features artisanal cheeses, charcuterie and crudités. At night, Chateau Carbide will host DJs spinning French house music and offer bottle service alongside a sushi-focused menu, including a spicy tuna handroll, hamachi curdo and a sashimi platter packed with tuna, salmon, yellowtail and kampachi.

With room for 150 people, Chateau Carbide is sure to be among the Loop's most in-demand rooftops when it opens on Friday. Current hours for Chateau Carbide are Friday and Saturday from 2pm to midnight and Sunday from noon to 10pm. Snag a reservation and if you drink too much rosé, you can always spend the night at Pendry Chicago.

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