With locally sourced fare and an extensive craft cocktail and wine list, this oasis atop the new Hyatt Centric hotel is bound to be an after-work favorite this summer.
Chicago's Newest - and Hottest - Rooftop Lounges
Chicago is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and what better way to view its loveliness than from a rooftop lounge? With cocktail in hand the city looks even better from an elevated vantage point. This season there are even more places to soak in some sun while relishing in the view. Here are the newest Chicago rooftop lounges. While the views are all different, they're all in downtown Chicago. (Rooftop lounge-hopping, anyone?) pictured: AIRE at Hyatt Centric
Find more places to lounge sky-side with our directory and map of Chicago rooftop bars and lounges.
A retractable roof means you can party al fresco into the late night hours at this River North restaurant / nightclub. Whether you're looking for bottle service or a boozy brunch they've got you covered - or not, depending on the weather. Stop in on Thursdays for $20 all-you-can-eat oysters and you'll be seeing the world through rosé colored glasses.
Although it technically opened last year it was late enough in the season that we think it still counts as new. 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.
More than just a place for a frozen cocktail or a throw-back beverage, Joy District will also offer Chef Matt Wilde's twist on classic dishes. Think Fried Amish Chicken lollipops, phyllo-wrapped tiger shrimp, and deviled eggs with caviar.
When it comes to rooftops the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel, has "Raised" the bar with this new third floor lounge. A Spanish-inspired menu features stuffed peppadew peppers and chilled shrimp with caper berries which you can enoy sitting by the fire pits or overlooking the Chicago River.