Best Rooftop Bars in Chicago

All year round, nothing beats a well-deserved drink outdoors with a view of this iconic destination. Rooftop bars and terraces in Chicago are some of the best in the world. In every part of this unique landscape, you'll find luxurious nightlife options, fancy and cozy rooftop bars, and exciting events that keep you well and truly busy from one corner to the next.

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You'll find stunning views, creative drink menus, great eats, and incredible surroundings wherever you go. From rooftop pools to kicking back with a martini in a stylish lounge, or partying the night away – there’s something for everyone at the rooftop bars in Chicago.

Chicago is a place that excels at utilizing the environment and worldly location it has to the fullest potential, and it has a slate of rooftop bars that are like no other. As a result of the local entertainment scene, scenic vantage points, and exclusive real estate, you’ll always leave feeling impressed with the offering here.

It used to be that rooftop bars were either stuffy hotel bars or rowdy after-work spots, but now you can find bars offering mini-golf, top-notch cocktails, craft beer made right upstairs, and even some with downright whimsical settings. Get back on the horse and discover the new wave of options available in this iconic destination, filled with plenty of things to see, do, drink and experience.

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