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Live Music & Brunch at The Gwen

Here at The Gwen, we’re more than simply a historic Art Deco landmark of Downtown Chicago and one of its preeminent luxury hotels. (It seems a bit odd to preface that with “simply,” but there you go.) We also treat our guests and our visitors alike to our very own brand of Windy City cuisine and nightlife.

Today at The Gwen blog we wanted to put the spotlight on our popular lineup of weekly happenings here at the hotel: Gwen’s Affairs!

Whole Note Wednesdays

What’s the perfect Chicago-style complement to a craft cocktail at our rooftop lounge Upstairs at The Gwen? Why, live jazz of course! That’s the magnetic appeal of Whole Note Wednesdays, which go down each and every (wait for it) Wednesday from 5 to 8 PM. Soak up the Downtown skyline as you relax over expertly mixed libations and highly shareable, tapas-style small bites to a soundtrack delivered by some of the city’s finest jazz musicians.

Beat Weekends

Jazz is also sometimes on tap during our Beat Weekends Gwen’s Affairs, a fixture of Friday and Saturday evenings (5 to 8 PM) at Upstairs at The Gwen. But diversity’s the name of the game when it comes to Beat Weekends: You might alternatively be treated to a scorching set of Chicago blues, or perhaps a groovy session by an ace Windy City DJ.

Weekend Brunch

Each and every Saturday and Sunday from 10 AM to 2 PM, meanwhile, we feature what we like to call our “boozy jazz brunch” here at The Gwen: an absolutely perfect way to celebrate the weekend in Downtown Chicago up on the cosmopolitan rooftop of our Luxury Collection hotel. Among the centerpieces of our Weekend Brunch is the make-your-own Bloody Mary bar, all the more thrilling a station given the Bloody Marys happen to be bottomless. And in point of fact that vodka-anchored mainstay is only one of an array of brunch cocktails you’ll find on offer, plus of course coffee, tea, and fresh juices.

And then there’s the brunch fare itself: from Eggs Benedict and Crème Brulée French Toast to Duck Confit Skillet and Pork Belly Fried Rice, a whole smorgasbord of goodness straight out of Executive Chef Matt Jergens’ kitchen.

Join Us for Gwen’s Affairs Each Week at Our Luxury Collection Hotel in Downtown Chicago

Whether it’s live jazz and cocktails or a brunch fit for royalty, we heartily invite you to take advantage of our weekly lineup of events here at The Gwen. We suspect there’s an excellent chance you’ll become a Gwen’s Affairs regular by the time we once again add rooftop curling to the lineup this winter…

Weekend Rates From $199/Night