Chicago’s 14 Hottest Rooftop Bars and Terraces

Chicago is in the midst of a rooftop renaissance. Case in point: All 14 rooftops and terraces in this article are close, most of which are predictably downtown, first opened in spring 2015 at the earliest. Because who doesn’t want picturesque skyline or neighborhood views while taking in Chicago’s all-too-brief summertime warmth over a drink and a meal?

So take a look  below and head upstairs at one of the 14 hotspots. Or plan a crawl to all of them — no one’s judging. Listed in alphabetical order.


14. Bernie’s Lunch & Supper

The Michigan-imported restaurant and bar in River North also includes a wood-beamed second-floor rooftop where you can watch the hustle below over cocktails and Mediterranean-tinged dishes.

660 N Orleans St
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 624-9892