Chicago rooftop restaurant
1816 N. Clark St., 312-254-4747
The sweeping 13th-floor vista at Hotel Lincoln’s rooftop lounge drew the hippest Chicagoans when it debuted last summer, and a 55-seat indoor space satisfied view-cravers during the winter. Now that the weather has warmed back up, you can once again enjoy summery craft cocktails out on the deck.
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201 N. State St., 312-239-9501
This chic 27th-floor lounge is bound to be crowded, but that only boosts the patio’s summer party atmosphere. A retractable roof keeps the revelry going when Mother Nature threatens the fun.
108 E. Superior St., 312-573-6744
A 1930s Shanghai supper club is spectacularly recreated on the fourth-floor deck at The Peninsula Chicago. Stacked against elegant Cantonese-style food and decadent cocktails like the Golden Apple (Absolut Oriental Apple, Absolut pepper, osmanthus fragrans infused Chinese wine, and gold flakes), the skyline view is almost an afterthought.
501 N. Ogden Ave., 312-666-1500
For a reputed whiskey haven, Twisted Spoke has a wide beer selection at its summertime rooftop deck, and the biker bar vibe is friendlier than you may think. On tepid days, sit inside near the open windows to watch the game while still enjoying some sunshine.
401 N. Wabash Ave., 312-588-8600 See also:
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