Best Rooftop Bars in Chicago

Restaurants

by Sylvia Stanley

As you look at the night sky filled with stars that shine brightly through the shadows, make sure you are enjoying a remarkable experience on one of the best rooftop bars in Chicago. Staring out over the windy city, you will be mesmerized as the lights, music, and atmosphere remind you how good life truly is.

ROOF on the Wit

201 N. State Street, 27th Floor

ROOF on the Wit

Featuring an elegant design and breathtaking views, ROOF on the Wit is rated one of the “Top 3 Rooftop Bars in the World” by Travel and Leisure. DJs from across the globe spin records to bring a fast-paced atmosphere to a place just below the stars.

The patio space has a retractable roof and is climate controlled which allows ROOF on the Wit to be opened all year round, even on a cold winter night. The Living Room showcases a fireplace enclosed with Cheshire couches for cozy nights. Handcrafted cocktails, seafood delights, and tasty desserts adorn the menu at ROOF on the Wit.

For a night that you will never forget, visit ROOF on the Wit for an experience that is above all others.

The J. Parker

1816 N. Clark Street, 13th Floor

The J. Parker

Enjoy the spacious indoor and outdoor seating arrangement at The J. Parker to catch a bird’s eye view of a magnificent city. Look out over the water as you sip on a signature cocktail in a wide open lounge.

Award winning Chef Paul Virant creates small plates with a variety of themes that can be enjoyed with friends. Try the house smoked salmon cakes or a selection of Midwestern cheese. Check out the wine list for a variety of red or white wine to go with the cheese.

Vertigo Sky Lounge

Two West Erie Street

Vertigo Sky Lounge

The Vertigo Sky Lounge is the premier spot to be as you are surrounded by an outdoor fire pit to keep the night warm. Dive into the city’s only outdoor rooftop ice bar to experience a cold, icy winter. A night of fire and ice ensure Vertigo Sky Lounge stands out.

Start your night off with sushi rolls and then move on to the small plate courses that go right along with amazing drinks. For dessert, enjoy Oreos and milk or ricotta cheese donuts. Have a night out on the town with your friends and enjoy Vertigo Sky Lounge.

Drumbar

201 E. Delaware Pl.

Drumbar

Centered around cocktails and delightful spirits, Drumbar provides an energetic atmosphere. Travel between the intimate indoor lounge and the spacious outdoor terrace. Enjoy the night air as you look over Lake Michigan and the Hancock building.

One of a kind spirits can be found at Drumbar featuring drink specials by the glass. Happy hour features cocktails and champagne. The food plates are composed of truffle parmesan chips, pistachio hummus, and chocolate frites.

For a classy night that brings back the days of old, stop by Drumbar for an experience that will have you star gazed in no time.

Plymouth Restaurant and Bar

327 S. Plymouth Ct.

Plymouth Restaurant and Bar

Overlooking the Harold Washington Library Center, Plymouth Restaurant and Bar gives you the opportunity to relax and unwind throughout the week. Take in the great outdoors as you enjoy the rooftop bar that has heating and removable enclosures.

Begin your night with baked wings or Tex Mex egg rolls from the appetizer menu. Salads, burgers, sandwiches, wraps, and a taco bar make choosing an entrée is not easy and daily specials are available each day at Plymouth Restaurant and Bar.

Plymouth Restaurant and Bar brings you a relaxing environment that can be enjoyed any day of the week.

Rooftop bars bring you an experience like no other. Spending a night out on the town with friends is more fun at any of the rooftop bars located in Chicago. Let the city of Chicago show you a night you will never forget.