The wait is over! We’ve successfully braved another Chicago winter and we’ve earned everything that summer in Chicago has to offer! This weekend marks the official opening of Castaways Bar & Grill at North Ave. Beach! We’re so excited we can hardly put it into words!! Thankfully, the peeps below know what’s up!
See you at the beach!!
[As seen in “The Weekender]
There is a multitude of ways to really kick off Memorial Day weekend. But we think the simplest is probably the best: at the beach. Drinking a frozen piña colada. At a giant two-story bar. That just happens to look like a boat. Ahoy there, Castaways, welcome back.
411: Opens May 24 at 11am, Castaways Bar & Grill, 1603 N Lake Shore Dr, 773-281-1200
[As seen on ChooseChicago.com]
…And for the most laid back fun, beach wear is always welcome at Castaways Bar and Grill. Refuel with the full menu of grill standards and light summer fare and catch some sun from the upper patio deck of this massive boathouse on bustling North Avenue Beach.
[As seen in the Sun Times]
BY WENDY ALTSCHULER
3) North Avenue Beach, 1600 N. Lake Shore Dr.
This Lincoln Park beach is one of Chicago’s most popular summer spots. Volleyball, biking, kayaking and paddleboard rentals are all available. This beach is full of excellent people watching. You can hear music playing from the Castaways Bar and Grill, which is an ocean liner-inspired building, located right on the edge of the beach. It offers ice cream and quick eats on the casual lower level and sandwiches, salads, deserts and drinks on the rooftop. If you’re the type of parent that wants to feel young again or like you’re hanging out on a party boat, then bring your kids here; they will love the thrilling chaos as much as you do.
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Photography by Nick Ulivieri