October 5 2012

The latest completed project from Gunn’s roster is the highly anticipated and just as well received J. Parker rooftop bar above the Hotel Lincoln in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood. Senior designer Erin McLean helped to transform the once bleak and hazardous rooftop–with its fantastic views of the city’s skyline, Lake Michigan and the nearby park–into an enjoyable and upscale watering hole: “Chicago’s #1 Rooftop Bar.” Amendments include modern cocktail seating for up to 160 guests, a code-compliant glass railing for optimal views, and cozy banquette alcoves flanked by lush plantings and greenery (and one of our favorites: SynLawn). Topped off with a menu of exotic signature cocktails, small Midwestern-style plates, and two outdoor fireplaces prolonging the season, it is no wonder the J. Parker has met such success.

Check back with us soon for more photos of the project.

Photo credits: 1- Tim Hiatt for Chicago Eater. 2- Chris Shields for NBC Chicago