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Roots Pizza’s New Two-Story Location With Retractable Roof Has Opened In South Loop

By Colby Smith

Roots Pizza’s New Two-Story Location With Retractable Roof Has Opened In South Loop

The pizzeria also has a takeout window if you prefer to take your ‘za to-go.

Roots Handmade Pizza is leveling up their game. Literally, the pizzeria has just unveiled their new location in Printer’s Row complete with two stories and a retractable roof.

“Roots Handmade Pizza – South Loop is officially OPEN today at 4,” wrote the pizzeria in an Instagram post. “We are so excited to be in this neighborhood and hope you all love our new spot as much as we do.”

The South Loop restaurant marks the pizzeria’s fourth location in Chicago, with one in Lincoln Square, Old Town, and West Town. And this one is their biggest and dare we say it, best, yet. In a time when social distancing is more than a simple guideline, it’s a good thing that Roots’ new location has plenty of space to go around — precisely, 10,000 square feet of it.

As the saying goes, they spared no expense. With two levels, 400 seats, 23 TVs, and a $600,000 glass roof — that retracts in no more than 20 seconds — it’s hard to say otherwise. It’s a part of the pizzeria’s efforts to transform the area into more of a bar scene at night — hence, the rooftop.

Day or night, customers can choose from dozens of craft beers, ciders, and seltzers, as well as from a not-short list of sparkling, white, and red wine. Roots also offers a full list of spirits in addition to classic and contemporary cocktails.

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Monday through Thursday, Roots offers “Seeing Double” Sized pints as part of their happy hour from 3 – 6 pm, in which customers can order a 32 oz draft beer for the price of a pint. Their happy hour also includes discounts on some food and wine items.

Roots is known for the Quad Cities style pizza and fan-favorite mozzarella sticks. Additionally, Roots’ stacked menu features appetizers, salads, pasta, specialty hotdogs, sandwiches, sides,  and desserts.

The pizzeria also has a weekend brunch menu available until 2 pm every Saturday and Sunday.

See also: 13 Awesome Rooftops To Check Out In Chicago