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Benchmark to Bring a Rooftop Beer Garden and Korean Tacos to Old Town

First look, albeit digital, of the Benchmark
First look, albeit digital, of the Benchmark Photo: courtesy of The Benchmark

Benchmark, which plans to open soon in Old Town, is selling itself as the city’s first rooftop beer garden. As you may or may not tell from this digital representation, the roof is actually retractable, so all those good looking computer people will still be able to stare at the sky during those pesky freezing winter months. Now, what kind of drinks or food they are serving is a completely different matter. The full menu hasn’t been released, but we do know that they are jumping on the whole Korean taco bandwagon, which is kind of convenient since this city is way behind Los Angeles, New York, and even Indianapolis in this department. But give it time. We’re thinking that Korean tacos will be the new cupcake in approximately three months. [Urban Daddy]

Benchmark, 1510 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610; 312-649-9640

Benchmark to Bring a Rooftop Beer Garden and Korean Tacos to Old Town