Rooftop bar Chicago
Rooftop drinking is predominately a seasonal affair in Chicago... if you're a total loser! Seriously, keep the party going year round at one of these 10 killer spots that stay open using everything from fire pits and enclosed patios to liquid blankets.26th floor at the Dana Hotel, Near North Side
Perhaps Chicago's best-known rooftop party scene, this place offers an exclusive penthouse environment along with the city’s only ROOFTOP ICE BAR (?!?) in the winter. Yup. Add nightly DJs, fire pits, and $25 buckets of beer and you’ve got a serious party on your hands.
Continue Reading27th floor at theWit Hotel, Loop
Named one of the top three rooftop lounges in the world by Travel + Leisure, ROOF has it all: scantily clad runway models (yes, the bar is converted into a runway during fashion shows), a video projection screen, and massive views of The Bean and Chicago River. They’ve even got a telescope, in case you want to see those models a little closer up.29th floor at MileNorth, Streeterville
With a sleek indoor lounge and enclosed outdoor patio, this lesser-known, year-round rooftop provides a more chill environment when it comes to Downtown options, plus lobster rolls, Wagyu sliders, and tequila-based Arrogant Hot Shot cocktails. Because, duh.4th floor at the Godfrey Hotel, River North
A relative newcomer to the swanky rooftop scene, this 15, 000sqft indoor/outdoor playground features a retractable roof that they close when the weather gets nasty, leaving you with unobstructed city views as you dine on lamb lollichops and truffle mac & cheese. Bonus: , 400 bottles of Dom Perignon '04 and Adult Candy cocktails with Patron and RTC tea poured over cotton candy. Because, DUHHHHHH.18th floor at the Raffaello Hotel, Streeterville
This cool, speakeasy-style space mixes black leather sofas and killer views of Lake Michigan/the Hancock with stiff drinks like the whiskey-based Local Option or the tequila-packed Naked Street. And did we mention the shot menu? Because we should.
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