The Best Rooftops in Chicago To Experience

Chicago is hands down one of the most fun beautiful cities to enjoy during the summer months. Having grown up there I can attest to the amazing, how, fun summers (nothing like the chilly winters). After a recent visit back home where I experienced some amazing Chicago Rooftop Bars & Restaurants I wanted to share the best Rooftops in Chicago. See more below!

Gibson’s Italia

Any Chicago Foodies know of the adored Gibson’s Steakhouse. Well now they have another amazing concept, Gibson’s Italia with stunning Chicago river views (on the ground floor and second floor dining room deck). I dined here and loved everything about the experience. The chic interior, the sleek swanky vibes, the Chicago River views and the delicious food! 233 N Canal St, Chicago, IL 60606

Gibson's Italia Chicago

Gibson's Italia Chicago

Gibson's Italia Chicago

The first floor patio seating which I enjoyed before dining upstairs. These views are incredible!

Gibson's Italia Chicago

Gibson's Italia Chicago

Aba Restaurant Chicago

The newest restaurant ABA from the incredible Lettuce Entertain You Group has the most amazing rooftop terrance in the West Loop. This is a MUST see on this list for delicious craft cocktails, amazing views and fabulous food! I’ve visited for all of the above reasons and fell in love! 302 N Green St 3rd floor, Chicago, IL 60607.

Aba-Restaurant-Chicago

Aba Restaurant Chicago

A sneak peak at one of the incredible cocktails!

Aba Restaurant Chicago

Aba Restaurant Chicago

ABA Chef C.J. Jacobson

London Hotel Rooftop Bar

The London House Rooftop Bar has been hot a few years now, so it’s not as new as some others on this list but it’s still a great spot. With spectacular views of Lake Michigan, The Chicago River AND Michigan Avenue no wonder the lines are always out the door to get onto this roof. Plan ahead and make a reservation (or if you’re a hotel guest I’m sure it’s a bit easier). Regardless, this is another must try roof in Chicago. 85 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601

London House Rooftop Bar

London House Rooftop Bar

London House Rooftop Bar

London House Rooftop Bar

London House Rooftop Bar

London House Rooftop Bar

Viceroy Hotel Pool & Lounge Devereux

For those of you looking for a hot hotel bar in the Gold Coast, the Viceroy’s Devereux is just that. With a pool, a swanky chic bar with a stunning retro feel to it, this is for sure one of the most adulty bars on the list. 1112 North State Street 18th Floor, Chicago, IL 60610

Devereaux at The Viceroy Hotel

Devereaux at The Viceroy Hotel

Devereaux at The Viceroy Hotel

Devereaux at The Viceroy Hotel

The University Club’s 7th Floor Roof Top

Although The University Club is not be open to the public, their new 7th Floor Roof Top Restaurant and Terrace is worth sneaking in to experience (kidding, but not really it’s that fabulous). I visited earlier this month and it was spectacular. With a beautiful interior space (I love the modern tiles, blue velvet color palette) and some of the most beautiful Lake Michigan and Millenium Park views in the city this is a spot you must snag an invite to visit! The University Club Chicago. 76 E Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60603.

University Club Chicago

University Club Chicago

University Club Chicago

The spectacular views of Lake Michigan and Millenium Park

University Club Chicago

Upstairs at The Gwen Hotel

The Gwen Hotel is another gem on this list that I’ve experienced. I stayed with them earlier this Winter and loved the hotel. It has stunning decor, a fabulous Michigan Avenue location and a super cool roof top terrace that is great in both the summer and winter (think heated lamp and warm hot cocoa). Read about my stay at the Gwen Hotel here and check out their lovely rooftop terrace and bar below!  521 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611.

The Gwen Hotel Chicago

The Gwen Hotel Chicago

The Gwen Hotel Chicago

The Gwen Hotel Chicago

The Soho House Chicago

Another private Club in Chicago with an incredible Rooftop is the Soho House Chicago. I was also here earlier this month and was amazed by the pool scene (on a Monday), apparently most members don’t have day jobs (kidding) but it was bumping. Whether you are working, eating, drinking or swimming this rooftop has it all! 113 N Green St, Chicago, IL 60607.

The Soho House Chicago

The Soho House Chicago

The Soho House Chicago

The Soho House Chicago

Cindy’s Rooftop

Whether you’re eating, drinking or just enjoying the views Cindy’s Rooftop is another Chicago staple to check out. Located in the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel the vibe here is always lively, fun and bumping! 12 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603

Cindy's Rooftop Chicago

Cindy's Rooftop Chicago

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