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!
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
The first-floor patio seating which I enjoyed before dining upstairs. These views are incredible!
Aba Restaurant Chicago
The newest restaurant ABA from the incredible Lettuce Entertain You Group has the most amazing rooftop terrace 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.
A sneak peak at one of the incredible cocktails!
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
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
The University Club’s 8th Floor Roof Top
Although The University Club is not open to the public, their new 8th Floor Roof Top Restaurant and Terrace are 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.
The spectacular views of Lake Michigan and Millenium Park
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 rooftop 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 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.
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