Among the vibrant streets of Old Town, atop the historic Second City building at Piper’s Alley, Utopian Tailgate perches. You may have noticed a sudden flooding on your Instagram from friends of a new gorgeous view of the Chicago skyline, framed by white Christmas lights, with old school music bumping in the background. It begs the question, how was there not a rooftop bar there sooner?
Opened for less than a month, Utopian Tailgate, taking note from the success of game-focused restaurants and bars, features a full American-style menu, full bar, and lots of games. The most used at the time I attended were the oversized Jenga set, and bags (cornhole). So, is Utopian Tailgate a hit or miss?
The bar played eclectic music, from…