Chicago residents and beachgoers will soon have a new upscale dining option opening in August, 2017, with the arrival of Shore Club, a venue that will evoke a coastal vacation-like mindset. Nestled between the bustling Lakeshore Trails on the edge of North Avenue Beach at 1603 North Lakeshore Drive, the new multi-million-dollar seasonal restaurant, bar, and breezy hangout will provide guests with a new, and one-of-a-kind, beach-front dining destination in the Windy City. Featuring floor to ceiling windows and sweeping panoramic views of Lake Michigan, Shore Club is a space unlike any other in Chicago. A fun and inviting atmosphere for all residents living in the surrounding neighborhoods, or for those traveling to Chicago, this new venue will feature three distinct spaces – The Patio at Shore Club, The Restaurant at Shore Club, and The Oasis at Shore Club.
“The concept of Shore Club began with a strong desire to create an elevated hospitality experience on North Avenue Beach,” said Robbie Schloss, one of the four local owners and partners, including Lisa Jaroscak, Nick Thayer and Bill La Macchia Jr. “We are excited to be able to offer a new dining option, one that we think will become the new “it” place for those looking to relax and enjoy on the beautiful Chicago beaches.”
Made up of three unique spaces, Shore Club aims to be a sought after destination for those looking to enjoy North Avenue Beach. The Patio at Shore Club will feature lunch and dinner service on a first-come-first-serve basis. The open-air patio is accessible to beach patrons and will be the hotspot for those looking to unwind with a quick bite and a cocktail after a long day on the beach. The informal and comfortable atmosphere will feature a rotating schedule of specialty workshops, cooking classes and local art exhibitions. The Restaurant at Shore Club offers an elevated food menu in a covered, open air environment. Boasting large glass windows and an attentive staff dressed in beach-inspired crisp whites with splashes of teal, The Restaurant at Shore Club will make visitors feel as if they are vacationing on a far-off coastal beach. Reservations are highly encouraged. Shore Club Brunch will also be offered every Sunday from 9am – 2pm at The Restaurant at Shore Club, and will feature a “country club” style experience with various food stations sure to satisfy those looking for a new go-to brunch spot. Tickets must be purchased in advance at .
Sure to be Chicago’s newest ultimate summer spot, is the most exclusive space, The Oasis at Shore Club. Guests will have the opportunity to relax and enjoy the beach views from a sunbed, daybed or a signature cabana. The menu at The Oasis at Shore Club will offer a beautiful array of shared plates and large format options, perfect for groups looking for a one-day getaway. Guests can soak up the sun and indulge in some of the world’s finest champagnes, or enjoy a variety of different signature Club cocktails. Reservations are required for The Oasis at Shore Club.
Shore Club will feature a Mediterranean-inspired food menu created by Executive Chef Elizabeth Tokarczyk, in partnership with Inspired Catering, which will focus on seafood dishes.
The menu will offer savory sharable plates, like the house Charcuterie Board, and full entrees, one of which is the Shore CLUB, a large, over-the-top sandwich made with mesquite turkey, turkey bacon, avocado aioli, tomato jam, and a fried egg all on stacked multigrain toast cut table side by a server. Fresh seafood dishes such as Grilled Baby Octopus, Grilled Yuge Shrimp with coconut curry glaze, and a ‘Poke’ Tuna entree served in a bowl made of ice will be the stars of the menu. Lighter fares will also be available for guests to choose from, perfect for those just finishing a workout along the Lakeshore Trails, including the Strawberry Macaroon Salad, a Grilled Stone Fruit Salad, and Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps. With the option to add protein to any salad (chilled lobster, grilled shrimp, or sliced Thai grilled chicken), the Shore Club menu has something for every type of appetite.
Shore Club will offer a unique beverage program, with fun options such as Frosé All Day, a refreshing cocktail made with vodka, rosé and peach puree, the Chicago ’71, a smoking drink, inspired by the historic Chicago fire, made with gin, champagne, simple syrup and a fresh lemon twist, and the Life’s a Beach, made with tequila, prickly pear cactus, lemon and demerara. The Beach Party cocktail, sure to be one of the most-captured cocktail photos of the season, is made with cucumber-infused vodka, pineapple, lime, jalapeno and sparkling wine, and is also available in large format, served either a giant copper pineapple or a flamingo.
In honor of the 59th Annual Chicago Air & Water Show, Shore Club will be celebrating by providing spectators with front row beachside seats all weekend long. On Saturday, August 19th and Sunday, August 20th, guests can purchase tickets to gain entry to Shore Club’s patio with exclusive access to the restaurant. The signature Shore Club Brunch will be included from 9a.m.– 12p.m. as well as a premium open bar. A pre-show event will also be held on Friday, August 18th. VIP cabanas are available in The Oasis at Shore Club as an upgrade to the General Admission tickets. Tickets, which range from $125 to $750, are available for purchase at .
Located on the Lake Michigan beachfront, Shore Club is the perfect location for weddings, charitable fundraisers and social events. Shore Club will be open Monday through Friday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and for a weekly, ticketed Shore Club Brunch from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Reservations are highly recommended. To enter, guests must be 21 or over, or with their legal guardian at all times. Shirts and shoes are required.
For more information, please visit or call (708) 613-7132. A list of all upcoming events will be available at . To book an event, email directly.