Chicago's a beautiful city, and it's even more lovely from above. For a cool scene on a hot summer day check out downtown Chicago's best rooftop bars.
100 W. Monroe, Chicago, IL 60603
With locally sourced fare and an extensive craft cocktail and wine list, this oasis atop the Hyatt Centric hotel is an after-work favorite.
259 E Erie St, Chicago, IL 60611
One of the few rooftops situated east of Michigan Avenue it offers unparalleled views. GreenRiver is a bar and restaurant celebrating legendary Irish-American individuals who helped transform the city following the Great Fire of 1871.
111 W Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60654
Step into an urban oasis at this fourth floor lounge featuring Victorian-style seating and ivy covered walls.
203 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60601
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.
12 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603
With its view overlooking Grant Park and Lake Michigan, this rooftop restaurant and open-air terrace is considered the jewel in the crown of The Chicago Athletic Association Hotel.
166 E Superior St, Chicago, IL 60611
This rooftop lounge featuring artisanal cocktails, an extensive wine list, and gastropub cuisine is on the 29th floor of the Cambria Hotel, right off the Magnificent Mile.
180 N Field Blvd, Chicago, IL 60601
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.
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85 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601
Located on top of the LondonHouse Hotel (are you seeing a theme here with these rooftops?), this rooftop is in such demand you'll want to make reservations - if you can.
ROOF on theWit
201 N State St, Chicago, IL 60601
Party year-round at this 27th floor lounge with a retractable roof. It's on top of - you guessed it - theWit Hotel.
Rooftop at Torali
160 E Pearson St, Chicago, IL 60611
Sip in the shadow of the Hancock Building in this rooftop lounge at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago.
Streeterville Social at Loews Chicago Hotel
455 N Park Dr 3rd Floor, Chicago, 60611
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.
739 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654
This is consistently named one of the most beautiful rooftop lounges in the city.
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