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The 9 Best Rooftop Bars In Chicago
The J. Parker is one of The 9 Best Rooftop Bars In Chicago.

1. The J. Parker

8.2
1816 N Clark St Fl 13 (btwn N Lincoln Ave & N Wells St), Chicago, IL
Roof Deck · Old Town Triangle · 72 tips and reviews

ChicagoistChicagoist: Located in Lincoln Park atop the Lincoln Hotel, it's one of the only high altitude rooftop bars that aren't located downtown, and that's what makes it an incredibly popular destination. Read more.

Streeterville Social is one of The 9 Best Rooftop Bars In Chicago.

2. Streeterville Social

6.7
455 N Park Dr, Chicago, IL
Bar · Streeterville · 7 tips and reviews

ChicagoistChicagoist: Attached to the Loews in Streeterville, Streeterville Social is the largest rooftop bar/restaurant/lounge in the city. It's got a full food menu, cocktails and a "game lawn." Read more.

The Terrace at Trump is one of The 9 Best Rooftop Bars In Chicago.

3. The Terrace at Trump

7.8
Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago, Chicago, IL
Restaurant · Near North Side · 53 tips and reviews

ChicagoistChicagoist: Whatever you might think of the man whose name is spelled out in giant letters on the side of the building, Terrace at Trump is one of the most breathtaking spots in the city. Read more.

Celeste is one of The 9 Best Rooftop Bars In Chicago.

4. Celeste

8.0
111 W Hubbard St (btwn Clark & La Salle), Chicago, IL
Cocktail Bar · River North · 41 tips and reviews

ChicagoistChicagoist: Nestled amongst the vines, diners can perch on Victorian wrought-iron furniture, admire antique bird cages and sip drinks like the "Midlife Crisis," a combo of Mezcal, coconut, and pineapple. Read more.

GreenRiver is one of The 9 Best Rooftop Bars In Chicago.

5. GreenRiver

259 E Erie St Fl 18 (North Fairbanks Ct), Chicago, IL
Restaurant · Streeterville · 20 tips and reviews

ChicagoistChicagoist: The bar has an expansive wrap-around balcony that's perfect for after-work relaxation. GreenRiver boasts one of the top cocktail lists in the entire city, and it's all available outside. Read more.

Gene’s Sausage Shop is one of The 9 Best Rooftop Bars In Chicago.

6. Gene’s Sausage Shop

9.3
4750 N Lincoln Ave (btwn Lawrence Ave & Leland Ave), Chicago, IL
Butcher · Ravenswood · 71 tips and reviews

ChicagoistChicagoist: This low-key rooftop is filled with picnic tables, giant umbrellas and the smell of sausages on the grill. They've got a half German, half American draft program, and a great food menu. Read more.

Vertigo Sky Lounge is one of The 9 Best Rooftop Bars In Chicago.

7. Vertigo Sky Lounge

2 W Erie St, Chicago, IL
Lounge · Near North Side · 89 tips and reviews

ChicagoistChicagoist: Billing itself as a "party lounge," Vertigo lives up to the sales pitch. It's a gorgeous space, and if you can get a seat by a fire pit, hang on to it for dear life. Read more.

Cindy's is one of The 9 Best Rooftop Bars In Chicago.

8. Cindy's

8.8
12 S Michigan Ave (btwn E Madison & E Monroe St), Chicago, IL
New American Restaurant · The Loop · 137 tips and reviews

ChicagoistChicagoist: This rooftop bar atop the Chicago Athletic Association hotel boasts incredible cocktails, a gorgeous design and a view of Millennium Park unmatched by any other bar in Chicago. Read more.

Fountainhead is one of The 9 Best Rooftop Bars In Chicago.

9. Fountainhead

8.8
1970 W Montrose Ave (at N Damen Ave), Chicago, IL
Bar · Ravenswood · 102 tips and reviews

ChicagoistChicagoist: Fountainhead boasts one of the chillest rooftops in town. It's sunny, it's got a small food menu, and there is literally no other rooftop bar in Chicago with a selection of drinks as good as this one. Read more.