Guinness World Records just named Chicago’s new rooftop bar, Offshore, the “world’s largest rooftop deck.”
“After submitting substantial amounts of evidence to Guinness World Records for review and completing a full independent verification of the measurements, I am ready to announce the official result,” Christina Flounders-Conlon, adjudicator for the Guinness World Records, said during the open ceremony. “The required minimum to set this new record title is 35,520.90 square feet… With a confirmed area today of 52,310.29 square feet, you have set the Guinness World Record title for ‘largest rooftop bar.’”
The third floor restaurant and bar dedicated 8,500 square feet to a glass enclosure for indoor space, 20,000 square feet to an outdoor terrace, and 450 square feet to a planter shaped like a ‘Y’ (for the Chicago River). There’s also seven fire pits, a performance stage, and private canopies and the space can reportedly hold up to 1,000 people.
For reference, a football field is 57,600 square feet and Offshore’s new rooftop bar in Chicago is 52,310.29 square feet.
The restaurant offers seasonal American cuisine served in a sharable style. Drinks will also rotate on a seasonal schedule.