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Yabu Pushelberg Crowns Peninsula Chicago with Z Bar

Will Speros • September 27, 2018

has announced the development of a new rooftop bar and lounge concept to crown the .  serves as an elevated space evocative of a private social club with an offbeat sensibility.

Rough and refined textures juxtapose graphic patterns and artistic flora and fauna details, including a custom verdant mural and framed animal portraits that greets visitors upon arrival. Floor-to-ceiling windows create an indoor-outdoor connection. Lounge areas are adorned with open-grain oak-paneled walls that offset the curvilinear, residentially inspired furniture, which is upholstered in soft neutral and rich tones. Polished, communal bronze tables are illuminated beneath decorative, jewel-like pendants, which also showcase the trapezoid-patterned stone floors in graphic black and white.

The adjacent bar area features a central, elliptical bar overlaid in dusk hues against handpainted walls that depict the Chicago skyline. An oversized skylight overhead mimics the curvature of the monolithic bar as well. The clandestine, intimate private lounge dons translucent drapery and natural light filters, while the expansive outdoor terrace features custom furniture and subtle greenery.