Offshore Rooftop & Bar

4.2
785 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Offshore is a bright and airy rooftop bar open year-round on the third floor at the East end of Navy Pier. With collapsable floor to ceiling windows you get sweeping views of Lake Michigan and Chicago’s city skyline. Our globally inspired menu features items from coast to coast that include light to substantial fares.

21 years of age and older after 9pm daily.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 785 people are saying
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 12 hours ago
Overall1food1service4ambience4

The food is terrible here! Expect cheap fries that you’d get at McDonalds with the kind of cheese you’d get at a hockey game on nachos for “The Stack” on their menu. My husband’s burger barely had any condiments on it. The drinks are overpriced and underrated. I ordered the margarita and it looked unappetizing and unappealing. You don’t even get the typical salted or sugared rim. The only good thing about Offshore is the view is great! Sadly I won’t be back.

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DOES
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved it! The fireworks were so fun to watch from the patio! Would recommend to anyone visiting or going out for a fun date night!

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traviss
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

nice eloquent balcony setting with an amazing fireworks display in the evening

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vipmegS
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service1ambience5

Left great seats open lame concierge

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service2ambience4

A very good place to gather up with your friend and have a couple of drinks and maybe a pizza or wings :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great first date experience my date loved the ambiance.

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DeloresN
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Three of us had lunch and cocktailsThe ambience was wonderful. The place has simple, stylish decor and was open and airy. The watermelon margaritas which were suggested by our server Daniel were refreshing. Two in our party had the hot chicken sandwich which unfortunately had too much breading and not enough chicken. However, my poke bowl was excellent.

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SharaneB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always
Great vibe and music and the waitress was very professional

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vipBabs
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Great views but it feels a little too massive and impersonal-- runners take you to the table, waiters with identical blue shirts like at Disney World, etc. Wine list is average--typical $12 glasses but for pretty downmarket wines. We ordered crab cake salad and avocado hummus--all very good. Four glasses of wine + two appies = $100. Want a little more "special" for those prices. But views of Lake Michigan win every time.

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rpjp
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The place is beautiful, but we made reservations for our anniversary for outdoor seating a week in advance and was only offered a high top table in the bar. until we asked for a manager. Then a table was found. Hostess just seemed matter of fact, said don't have anything available. Our waitress, same, little affect, not very welcoming for your beautiful place. We live in the near suburbs, but are familiar with the city. A little TLC needed, especially that they mentioned our anniversary a few times. Thanks for listening. Joe and Rita Perri

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Geeenwood
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cocktails were amazing and the food was very very good.

Service was also exceptional and you can’t beat the view of the lake.

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SabrinaF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The menu was only a few items to choose from no seasoning on food at all, the waiter mad the best of the situation. Nice atmosphere tho!

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LawrenceH
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience5

The food wasn’t great and the service was
mediocre. However, it had amazing views.

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LauraH
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Great location for a bar. Limited menu for food. On a hot day you need shade. We sat in the sun for 45 minutes before we asked for another table. Music from below was loud. Drinks were good.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Too much sunlight not enough shaded areas too hot on inside. No way to call restaurant for special requests or lost items. They only have a recording.

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Honee
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Ambiance is Amazing! Service was slow but i understand being short staffed due to the pandemic. One of my favorite spots in Chicago.

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PRao
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service1ambience5

Bugs in food water drinks. Service was incredibly slow. We had reservations yet we were asked to be seated in the waiting area until our table was ready for us which was 25 min past our reservation time

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HaroldA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service2ambience4

Overall it was good. It seems like a great atmosphere however service was slow, partly because the kitchen is so far away from dining area.

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Tamara
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience5

Food wasn’t great, but I loved the ambience

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GissellP
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was looking for a Rooftop experience that my my boyfriend and I could enjoy along with our teenager daughter. This place met our expectations for us and her, we all had a great time. The views are also breathtaking! Be advised that there are a lot of little bugs, but it's inevitable since it is outside. That, however, did not stop me from having fun and enjoying everything, from food to drinks. I highly recommend this place.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Most of our waiters and servers were not wearing masks, didn’t ask about our comfort level with them not masking and didn’t attempt to social distance.

For the expensive cocktails, it was disappointing that they didn’t use real fruit, like real grapefruit juice in the Paloma.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
79 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Had reservations. Had requested outside table. We were offered an inside table (where it was too hot and not air conditioned) or outside leather cocktail seats, in the hot sun, with only two side tables. Not really conducive to brunch. Manager couldn’t have cared less. Service- very slow and inattentive. Had to ask for cutlery, napkins, and to order our main meals after getting a shareable. The views are outstanding but the environment was uncomfortably hot (it was only 80 degrees outside), service terrible, and food average. Way too expensive for all that.

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Lovely
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place.. definitely will go again!! Everything was perfect

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KamiN
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The food came out fast..but was cold. Sent it back and it came back out nice and hot. Took some time for the server to come over to take our order as it was a little busy. But, overall it was a pleasant and beautiful day.

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LauraC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food2service2ambience1

It was clear that they do not have enough help for the amount of crowds that are there. It was wayyyyy too loud as a band was playing right below. The noise of conflicting music was jarring.
The view for the fireworks is great but DO NOT spend the money to get a seat as all the people rush over to the balcony and stand in front of you. They need to have more control over this.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Very slow service

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KimO
New England
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This was an beautiful spot for brunch, some tables but mostly stuffed chairs and coffee tables, very comfortable. The service was so good! Our waitress was excellent. I would recommend this spot again. Just know it’s a long walk on the pier if the parking is full.

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Koala
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Terrible service, terrible drinks and there was not even a good view.

Our server took 30 minutes to come to all 3 groups in our zone. She complained about lack of bar backs since one of them “hurt their back.”
We ordered 2 of their signature drinks and then a little bit later 2 servers tried to hand us what looked like well drinks. We asked what they were and realized they were for a different table.
Finally once we got our drinks they were absolutely awful and for $16 a drink? Chicago isn’t NYC or LA; $16 drinks are not acceptable here even at the nicest of places. You could drink at the signature room on the 96th floor of the Hancock for cheaper than that. You could drink at the nicest bars in River North for $13/$14 a drink.
Lastly, we were seated in the corner with only an lake view. That’s fine but it’s exactly the same view as I can have on the bottom of Navy Pier.
Live a few blocks from the bar so I figured I’d check it out. Stay away, like everything at Navy Pier it’s just another half assed tourist trap.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience5

The waitress was just not servicing us. Each time I had to hail her down and get her attention when we needed something.

The food is subpar. It’s on level with an Applebee’s or tgifridays, even the fries are not good.

The best thing to do here his get drinks and enjoy the view. Done elsewhere

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Graduated
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Terrible service, food was ok but not wow, pricy.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Service was not great

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Priya
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Overall it was a good experience. Would definitely recommend to friends.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Manager slammed door into next table twice almost knocking down drinks of them but overall good food good environment

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MICHAELR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Waitress was good but she had too many tables. Food took 40 min and drinks took longer. Beautiful view!

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DavidL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for some weekend fun in Chicago!! A+++ experience

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Andrew
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience3

We had a reservation for six and we were given the option of an indoor or outdoor table. We elected outdoors and we’re taken to a couch like seating areas with two small tables to share. We were planning on eating lunch, so requested to be seated at a more traditional table to have room for our food.

We relocated inside. We don’t know if the staff were annoyed by our changing tables or were overwhelmed by the volume (although it did not seem that busy), but our service was subpar. It took 20 minutes to order drinks and then another 20 minutes to get them. We ordered an appetizer to share and were not given plates or utensils until we asked for them.

We had to wave down our server to order our meals and when one of party asked the waiter who brought the food for another drink, he was told that he couldn’t place drink orders. We had to ask twice for our server to get her back to order the drink.

Overall, the food was okay, the atmosphere was cool, but our experience with the service has really cooled us off from coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience3

The staff was very rude to us, not sure what we did to upset them, but they told us we could not eat on the balcony. I had made the reservation two weeks in advance and they failed to let us know we could not go out on the balcony for food. We later saw people eating food so they had lied. The wait staff was also rude when we had asked for separate checks and he said “well, I’ll hate you if you do ask for separate checks.” They had also gotten our orders wrong as well. It felt very unprofessional and I would not recommend this place to anyone looking to eat here. Very upset 0/10.

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JacquelineC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience4

View was nice a bit obstructed. Food was good. The portion size was noted and appreciated. Service could be a bit more available but we were happy to be left alone for most of the time. It was beautiful and we had a good time.

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BrittneyJ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would recommend Offshore rooftop & bar to a friend

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Great location. The menu needs work

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Offshore Rooftop & Bar is rated 4.2 stars by 785 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.