Downtown Chicago's Best Rooftop Bars

Downtown Chicago's Top Rooftop Bars

For a cool scene and a cool drink on a hot summer day check out downtown Chicago's best rooftop bars.

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Hyatt Centric Aire Rooftop - Fire Pit

With locally sourced fare and an extensive craft cocktail and wine list, this oasis atop the Hyatt Centric hotel is an after-work favorite.

Aire - Rooftop Lounge at Hyatt Centric
100 W. Monroe, Chicago, IL 60603
With a lengthy list of craft cocktails and wines, AIRE is the place to be for an exciting night out.


GreenRiver Terrace

One of the few rooftops situated east of Michigan Avenue it offers unparalleled views. With Julia Momose (formerly of Aviary) at the cocktail helm GreenRiver also offers some of the best drinks anywhere.

GreenRiver Chicago
259 E Erie St, Chicago, IL 60611
GreenRiver is a bar and restaurant celebrating legendary Irish-American individuals who helped transform the city following the Great Fire of 1871.


Celeste Rooftop Garden

Step into an urban oasis at this fourth floor lounge featuring Victorian-style seating and ivy covered walls.

(312) 828-9000
111 W Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60654
Cocktail Bar & Supper Club Lounge

Cerise at Virgin Hotel

Located at the top of the Virgin Hotel, this rooftop lounge has one of the most panoramic views, with 270 degrees of scene and be seen.

Cerise Rooftop Lounge at Virgin Hotel Chicago
203 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60601
Modern, familiar, unknown and unashamed this cozy panorama of delights offers a mix of crafty cocktails and Izakaya inspired culinary creations.

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Downtown Chicago's Top Rooftop Bars

Sip in the shadow of the Hancock Building in this rooftop lounge at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago. (pictured)

Downtown Chicago's Top Rooftop Bars
160 E Pearson St, Chicago, IL 60611
High above the Magnificent Mile, The dec ROOFTOP LOUNGE + BAR is Chicago’s chicest outdoor spot for sipping, savouring and socializing.

III Forks

III Forks Chicago Rooftop

Tucked into a residential complex east of the Prudential Tower and north of Maggie Daley Park, this steakhouse rooftop offers Prime beef along with its prime location.

180 N Field Blvd, Chicago, IL 60601
III Forks offers only the top half percent of the finest USDA Prime beef which makes III Forks one of the few exclusively Prime steakhouses in America.

ROOF on theWit

Party year-round at this 27th floor lounge with a retractable roof.

ROOF on the Wit
201 N State St, Chicago, IL 60601
Perched 27 stories above the Loop sidewalks, the nightlife experience at the 7,000-square-foot lounge ROOF can be defined in a word: View. Open year-round.

Streeterville Social

Streeterville Social at Loews Chicago

With 9,000 square feet there's plenty of room to play at Chicago's largest rooftop. You can even kick off the shoes and play a game of croquet on their grassy lawn.

Loews Chicago Hotel
(312) 840-6617
455 N Park Dr
3rd Floor, Chicago, 60611


Rooftop Wrap Party at ZED451

Consistently named one of the most beautiful rooftop lounges in the city the recently remodeled lounge is even more gorgeous than ever.

739 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654
ZED451 is a revolutionary restaurant concept featuring original cuisine and delivery and unprecedented design.