The Terraces

The Nest on Ninth

Come view the BLOOD MOON! We will open The Nest at 6 am Wednesday, January 31st, for viewing.

The Nest on Ninth, our rooftop terrace, boasts the best views in the region and offers some of the best al fresco dining in Lawrence. Sample various offerings from an abbreviated Bird Dog Bar menu as you watch the sun set over KU’s campus and the Kaw River Valley. Enjoy beer, cocktails and some exceptional wine selections.

The Nest bar – weather permitting – is open Tuesday through Saturday 4pm to late. Look for drink specials!

On weekends during nice weather, enjoy live music on the rooftop. Check’s calendar for specific event details.

The Nest is open for observation daily from 8am-10pm.

Please see the front desk if you would like to view The Nest outside of public hours.

Pro tip: If it gets too windy on The Nest, feel free to take your beverages down to the Terrace on Fifth (if not booked for a private event) and enjoy yourselves until 10pm, when that terrace closes. All terraces may or may not be open during your stay at The Oread because of weather or special events scheduled for those spaces.



The Terrace on fifth

All terraces may or may not be open during your stay at The Oread because of weather or private events scheduled.

–        The Terrace on Fifth is open daily 8 am  – 10 pm for observation. Hours are subject to change based on private events or inclement weather.


Special game day and private event schedules may apply; check the event calendar for the latest updates. All terrace schedules are weather permitting. 

We offer complimentary valet parking for dining customers. Guests may pull into the circle drive at the front entrance of the hotel, and a parking attendant will assist you. Rates subject to change for special event or football weekends. Surrounding apartment complex parking lots are not our property. If you chose to park in these lots your vehicle may be towed.