Best Rooftop Bars In Chicago

Best Rooftop Bars In Chicago

Chicago is the city which practically invented the skyscraper. It is entirely natural that it is a place with the best rooftop bars in the US. Come to drink a cocktail , while enjoying a fantastic views of the most beautiful cities. During the summer some you can ‘sunbathe’ and enjoy the beautiful day. During cold days, pick out some cozy indoor space there and relax. Believe it or not, they are so well-made and comfortable that you won’t even care about the high whipping wind. So check out our list of the best rooftops in Chicago.

Best Roof Top Bars In Chicago

A easy pick for the best rooftop bars in Chicago is Cerise Just look at that picture. Come to Virgin Hotels Chicago and enjoy spectacular views from their Cerise Rooftop while the El train rumbles in the distance. This industrial-chic Rock’n’Roll vibe is famous for hot international and local DJs and other big-name artists who perform here. Be one of the hipsters who rejoice at craft beers. Or become one of a few who has discovered a secret venue downstairs and tried their excellent cocktails in good company.


Discover this fantastic spot with wide-angle views across the whole town and enjoy their triangle-shaped pool. Its party vibe with excellent drinks and great music is a perfect place for lazy-day hangouts. Grab a couch during the summer months and enjoy your cocktail, a glass of wine or beer near the pool. Order a hummus plate with raw vegetables and delicious pita, steak skewers or fried calamari. Attentive staff will be at your service. Why would you want to be somewhere else?

The ‘Apogee’ is an ideal place on the top of the Dana Hotel with a relaxed feeling of a country club, gorgeous furniture, swanky beverages, and creative cocktails. This outdoor venue with picturesque skyscraper views is a roof bar of choice for the real standouts. The drinks are served in a variety of strange ways including horns, glass mushrooms, and real seashells. Pick any of their large-format cocktails and spend a few hours in the best enjoyment ever.

When you come to Chicago, don’t miss the Raised situated in the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel. Discover the pleasure of this indoor/outdoor lounge on the third floor and try their cocktails and craft beers. While enjoying a view of the city’s skyline, order their delicious small plates with New American snacks. Except for meeting space with urban gardens, you can reserve a VIP area for sipping your beverage in privacy.

With its homey look, Fountainhead attracts people from different walks of life. Check their attended-to beer list or a wide choice of whiskey, and enjoy in a crowd of passionate drinkers. This lovely rooftop deck is a rare gem with the rustically decorated terrace and a decent view. Enjoy a relaxed atmosphere on a weekday with a nice cocktail in your hand, or spend evening hangouts with friends on weekends.

The Up Room is a rooftop lounge on the 13th-floor of Wicker Park’s Robey hotel. Stop by with friends to sip one of their innovative cocktails while enjoying a breathtaking view of the city’s skyline. I highly recommend a Coyote, smoky blend of Scotch and refreshing grapefruit bitter. Enjoy the casual outdoor space with only a few chairs. Their knowledgeable and highly attentive staff will help you to feel the beautiful atmosphere of the city that stretches in front of your eyes.

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The image above does not really make it look like it suits the best bars in Chicago list. But it does have an amazing outdoor area. The Raffaello Hotel hides a gorgeous surprise on its 18th floor. The Drumbar is a classy Chicago’s rooftop bar with a breathtaking view on Lake Michigan. Their selection of scotch, whiskey, beers, and wines and well-made cocktails list are almost endless. Surprise yourself with any of various beverages from their seasonally changing drinks list. Whatever you choose, while enjoying in a brown leather couch, you won’t make a mistake. This bar is definitely the most refined space in town.

Z Bar is a new sixth-floor lounge with an inspiring rooftop terrace where you can see the whole city in all its beauty. Everyone seems to want to visit this place after a buzzworthy opening and enjoy iconic views while sipping their cocktails. Enjoy excellently crafted exotic flavors which perfectly fit the unique fine wines, carefully selected cocktail menu, and craft beer. Their contemporary design and approachable vibe will make your night out something special.

A fantastic 13th-floor rooftop bar J. Parker is located on top of Hotel Lincoln. Imagine sipping your beverage at the place with a 360-degree view over the skyline of Chicago. You can see the whole Lake Michigan from its outdoor terrace or enjoy a minimalist, modern indoor. Spend the night in a great atmosphere, try some of their carefully selected craft beers or exotic signature cocktails, and enjoy an excellent food menu. Plus, this bar is an ideal venue for private events.

When you have an opportunity, come to the Art Institute of Chicago and spend a lovely time at their rooftop bar and restaurant located on the 3rd floor. 3rd floor roof can still be classified as in the best rooftops in Chicago. Enjoy local and organic cuisine here along with well-made cocktails and selected Italian wines. Terzo Piano is definitely a unique rooftop bar with unusual opening hours. They serve lunch daily, but you can come for dinner here only on Thursday evenings. Sundays are reserved for brunch.


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