Fighting for a good spot to watch the Fourth of July fireworks is an annual tradition in Chicago, but you can elevate your fireworks experience with an unobstructed view and a private party at the W Lakeshore’s seventh floor patio the WET Deck. 

Connected to the W’s chic and modern restaurant CURRENT, the WET Deck’s party will include patriot drinks, a healthy assortment of grilled fare from Executive Chef Gregory Elliott, and DJ to keep you moving all night.

Unlike you the ten square feet you need to fight for on the ground, the 50-seat outdoor patio oasis offers a modern and funky vibe with a spectacular view of Lake Michigan and Navy Pier (see photo above).

The Fourth of July fireworks start at 9:30pm, but WET Deck’s above the masses party starts promptly at 7pm.


  • When: Friday, July 4 (7pm-10pm – fireworks at 9:30pm)
  • Where: W Lakeshore
  • Cost: $75 for adults, $25 for kids 13-20, & kids 12 and under are free (click here to purchase tickets)


Photo credit: W Lakeshore