Offshore Restaurant offers Halloween fun

Offshore Restaurant offers Halloween fun
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Offshore Restaurant offers Halloween fun

OFFSHORE, CHICAGO’S HOTTEST ROOFTOP DESTINATION, GETS SPOOKY ON HALLOWEEN NIGHT

One of Chicago’s hottest venues on the nightlife scene brings the screams on Halloween Night with live thrills, frightening cocktails, spooky décor, and a costume contest with over $2,000 in prizes!

Offshore, Chicago’s most buzzed about venue featured in Thrillist and Eater as “One of Chicago’s hottest destinations”, is celebrating their first Halloween season with an exclusive Halloween Party on Thursday, October 31.

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Beginning at 8 p.m. until Midnight, freaks, geeks, and everyone in between are welcome to walk the pier for one night only, with a DJ spinning live beats throughout the evening, plus featured will be eerie décor, spooky cocktails to sip on, and a costume contest offering over $2,000 in prizes. The frightful event will be complemented by Offshore’s over 52,300 square feet of covered space at Navy Pier which overlooks the city’s beautiful skyline and Lake Michigan views.

For the Halloween season, Offshore’s interior has been completely transformed, and features spiked walls, spine-chilling webs, and gigantic spiders that line the ceiling and walls to spread the holiday cheer, or fear. The exclusive Halloween party will include a live musical performance, along with passed appetizers and two drink tickets for guests to drink with caution. Spooky “After Dark” options include cocktails named Hocus Pocus, Sipsmith Gin, violette, lemon, and Maraschino; Trick & Treat, complete with Bacardi, passionfruit, orange juice, cinnamon, and squid ink foam; and the Corpse Reviver II, mixed with Bombay Sapphire, Lillet Blanc, lemon and Herbsaint Liqueur.

Tickets to Halloween at Offshore are $40 each, and are available now. To learn more about Offshore or to purchase tickets, please click here. Costumes are not required, but highly encouraged!

The hours of operation for Offshore are Monday – Thursday 4 p.m. to midnight, Friday from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to midnight. Patrons must be 21 and over to enter OffshoreOffshore is easily accessible through the Pier, with ample valet service available. For more information, please visit www.drinkoffshore.com. For more information or to make a group reservation, please contact Director of Sales & Marketing Kathleen Jenkins at kathleen@drinkoffshore.com.

The Players:

Navy Pier

Located on Lake Michigan, Navy Pier is one of the top-attended nonprofit destinations in the Midwest, stretching more than six city blocks and welcoming nearly 9 million guests annually. Originally opened in 1916 as a shipping and recreation facility, this Chicago landmark showcases more than 50 acres of parks, restaurants, attractions, retail shops, sightseeing and dining cruise boats, exposition facilities and more. The Pier recently celebrated its 100thanniversary with the unveiling of the iconic Centennial WheelPolk Bros ParkFifth Third Bank Family Pavilion and Peoples Energy Welcome Pavilion. In 2019, Navy Pier continues to usher in its second century with ongoing pier-wide redevelopment efforts – including a 220-room Hilton hotel with rooftop bar, a marina and more – in addition to free, year-round arts and cultural programming designed to inspire, educate and connect communities across the city and globe. Click here to donate to Navy Pier, a 501(c)(3) organization, in support of free public programs. For more information, visit www.navypier.org.

Navy Pier Mission Statement

Navy Pier is the People’s Pier, Chicago’s lakefront treasure, welcoming all and offering dynamic and eclectic experiences through partnerships and programs that inspire discovery and wonder.

ACRON Group

ACRON Group, a USA and Swiss based Real Estate Owner and Investment Manager, is developing and building the four-star hotel ‘The Sable at Navy Pier’ coupled with an exclusive rooftop bar called ‘OFFSHORE’. ‘OFFSHORE’ will be the largest rooftop bar and restaurant in the United States.  According to Greg W. Wilson, President and CEO of ACRON Group’s USA operations, the Hotel along with what will quickly become Chicago’s best-known hotspot, ‘OFFSHORE’, will no doubt be one of the top destinations in Chicago.  Further, Peer Bender, CEO of ACRON AG and responsible for ACRON Group’s operations in Europe, additionally noted that ACRON is particularly unique in that where other companies might see difficulties, we discover untapped potential.  To the point, no one has ever built a Hotel and the like of the ‘Offshore’ Roof-Top venue before on the famous Navy Pier.

Development and Design Team and Partners include Robert Habeeb of Maverick Hotels and Restaurants, Marilynn Gardner and Brian Murphy of Navy Pier Authority, Mark Spears of CIBC, Jackie Koo of KOO Architecture, Bob Amick of Concentrics Restaurant Group, Dave Alexander and John Sheridan of James McHugh Construction Company and Curio by Hilton Hotels.

ACRON Group’s founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Klaus W. Bender said, ‘What has always set ACRON apart is that we do not go where all the others have already been.  Accordingly, a pioneering top position is essential for us.  The Sable at Navy Pier and OFFSHORE represents the quintessential project inspired by ACRON’.

ACRON Group was founded in 1981 and owns an exceptional and ever-growing group of luxury hospitality investments in Europe and the USA.

Maverick Hotels and Restaurants

Maverick Hotels and Restaurants: World-class operators and experts in their fields, the management team of Maverick will create value at every hotel and restaurant they manage by combining a pervasive sales-driven culture with a proven ability to capture market share and manage middle of the page expenses to drive margins. Successful proprietary tools and systems developed by the team allow the field to operate more efficiently, while a driven owner/entrepreneur mentality keeps a sharp focus on making smart decisions based on what is best for the asset.

Led by President Robert Habeeb, a 35-year hotel veteran, Maverick Hotels and Restaurants offers the expertise to position or reposition an asset through an incredibly talented team of seasoned professionals that head every discipline. Maverick’s unique culture and guiding principles offer a fresh new way of working with a hotel and restaurant management company, not as a traditional “contract party” but as a partner.

Ray Hanania

Ray Hanania is an award-winning columnist, author & former Chicago City Hall reporter (1977-1992). A veteran who served during the Vietnam War and the recipient of four SPJ Peter Lisagor Awards for column writing, Hanania writes weekly opinion columns on mainstream American & Chicagoland topics for the Southwest News-Herald, Des Plaines Valley News, the Regional News, The Reporter Newspapers, and Suburban Chicagoland.  

Hanania also writes about Middle East issues for the Arab News, and The Arab Daily News criticizing government policies in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

A critic of mainstream news media bias, Hanania advocates for peace & justice for Israel & Palestine, & the empowerment of Arabs in America. 

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Hanania's columns are archived on his personal website at RayHanania.com. Hanania was named "Best Ethnic American Columnist" by the New America Media in November 2007, and is the 2009 recipient of the SPJ National Sigma Delta Chi Award for column writing.

Email Ray Hanania at rghanania@gmail.com.
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