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The North Loop is about to get a rooftop, and it’s a doozy.

Beginning Aug. 1, the well-appointed indoor/outdoor lounge on the top of the Hewing Hotel, currently reserved for hotel guests and private club members, will be open to the public. The views are, in a word, spectacular.

Food and beverages will be available daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., with hours continuing to midnight daily. No reservations, and no cover charge.

Menu details are being finalized, but the general idea is small, shareable plates.

Libations will include frozen over-21 slushies (the “Froze All Day,” a blend of gin, lemon, Cocchi Rosa vermouth and rose water, and the “Sun Still Rises,” made with pineapple rum, grapefruit, lime, coconut liqueur and coconut water, will both run $13), and the Hewing’s version of classic cocktails, including an Old Fashioned ($14) crafted from two Kentucky whiskeys, Tattersall Distilling’s small-batch Straight Rye Whiskey, unrefined sugar and a blend of citrus-floral bitters from Bittercube.

The rooftop’s sauna and pool will also be open to the public, with a hitch: a $30 day pass must be purchased.