On warm days in Chicago, spring through fall, you’ll find locals and visitors flocking to some of the city’s rooftop bars to enjoy the nice weather and take in the views.
Our downtown hotels boast some of the city’s best rooftop bars & restaurants that pair stunning skyline views with Instagrammable cocktails and delicious, seasonal eats. Be sure to add one or all of these to your bucket list the next time you’re in the Windy City.
LondonHouse’s LH Rooftop: from 22 stories up, LH Rooftop offers sweeping views of the Chicago River, Lake Michigan, and world-renowned Chicago architecture. The rooftop offers a refreshing list of cocktails with everything from Summertime Sangria to a Cucumber Melon Martini. If you’re visiting with friends and looking for a cocktail that really wows, try one of their shared cocktails which can serve up to 6. Nosh on an array of menu items made with seasonally inspired ingredients, led by Executive Chef Jacob Verstegen. Or just take in the views and enjoy one of the city’s best photo ops. Rooftop is open weather permitting.
Conrad Chicago’s Noyane: Noyane, meaning hidden rooftop in Japanese, is Conrad Chicago’s urban outdoor oasis. Take in views of Chicago’s River North neighborhood and the famed Magnificent Mile. Unwind after a day of shopping with a carefully crafted cocktail, a bit of bubbly, or opt for a glass of Japanese sake. The rooftop also serves daily lunch and dinner. The inventive menu is the work of Chef Richard Sandoval, who brings together contemporary Japanese cuisine with Peruvian ingredients for an incredible fusion dining experience. Rooftop is seasonal.
Hiltons at McCormick Place’s VU Rooftop: Chicago’s first tri-brand hotel, the Hiltons at McCormick Place includes three Hilton brands under one roof – Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn, and Home2 Suites. On the roof you’ll find VU Rooftop a 13,000 square foot dining experience 22 stories high with three bars and two patios. With its unique South Loop location, VU offers unparalleled views of the city including the Chicago skyline and Lake Michigan. Pair high quality dining from Chef Nolan Narut with locally-driven beverage options. Restaurant is open year-round.
The Wit’s ROOF: located in the heart of downtown Chicago, the Wit’s ROOF sits at 27 stories high and boasts a retractable roof, making rooftop lounging a year-round option for visitors and locals. One of the best places in Chicago to see and be seen, visit ROOF to sip on a hand-crafted cocktail and take in the sweeping skyline views. Enjoy the dining experience with award winning Executive Chef, Nathan Sears, who brings Spanish flavors to the menu items. Renowned as one of Chicago’s best rooftops, ROOF continues to excite guests with DJs, acoustic music series, and live runway shows. ROOF is open year-round.