Up in the AIRE

, one of Chicago's most scenic rooftop decks located on the 24th floor of announced its new menu for the 2017 season. Whether a friendly get together or Happy Hour with co-workers, AIRE provides refreshing cocktails, delicious bites and spectacular 360 degree views of our fair city. These vistas will take your breath away without a doubt. "There is nothing like summer in Chicago and we are excited to start the season off right with new offerings for our guests. Between exciting new menu, innovative cocktails, and some of the most unparalleled views of the city, AIRE has something to offer everyone," said Karen McGuigan, Hyatt Centric The Loop Chicago's General Manager.

AIRE's unmatched urban atmosphere is one of the hottest summer destinations. Unwind with friends over artisan drinks and small bites while taking in the dramatic views. At AIRE even Chicago's unpredictable weather is taken into account, with open fireplaces to warm up the cool nights and extra large umbrellas to provide the much needed shade during steamy days.

The cocktail menu includes a very refreshing Monroe Mule, a blend of vodka, elderflower, lime and ginger beer. It was ice cold and thirst quenching on the 90 degree day of our visit. Sunny's Spritz, a prosecco cocktail sounded refreshing and fun. And K's Rose, a mix of sparkling rose wine, grapefruit, gin and cucumber had caught our eye. Definitely cause for return! A carefully curated wine and beer list is also available. Among the food offerings we sampled very good grass fed beef sliders, cool antipasto skewers with balsamic glaze and a veggie flatbread.

Come for the cocktails, stay for the bites, linger for the views. Peeking through between the skyscrapers are the shimmering waters of Lake Michigan on the East Side. To the West the most epic view of Chicago architecture cannot be missed. Scenic anywhere you look, AIRE is an urban oasis for the weary traveler and local alike, open Monday through Thursday 3:00pm to 11pm, Friday and Saturday 3:00pm to 12:00am. (Closed Sundays, inquire for private events.)

AIRE is located at 100 W. Monroe in the heart of The Loop business district.

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All photos by Gourmet Rambler.

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