Sip cocktails al fresco and drink in the views from these 8 Chicago rooftop spots.

These Chicago hotels boast beautiful views with rooftop bars and restaurants stretched across sunny outdoor terraces. Choose your own adventure with this fresh list of venues, each giving a unique experience.

We've got eight rooftops to add to your summer Chicago bucket list now.

1  Noyane at Conrad Chicago Hotel

Located on Chicago's Magnificent Mile on Erie Street, the new Conrad rooftop whiskey bar made its debut in spring 2017. Noyane offers panoramic skyline and Michigan Avenue views and globally inspired architecture and design.


2.  Apogee at Dana Hotel and Spa

This luxurious new rooftop bar, which opened April 2017 located in River North, offers a large menu full of fun cocktails made for two or more, along with outstanding hospitality. Make a reservation and enjoy the city skyline, cozy fire pits, comfortable seating.


3. Cabana Club at The Robey 

At Wicker Park's main intersection is the trendy new Cabana Club, whose doors opened in early May 2017. This hangout accommodates 160 with chairs and cushions that surround a small swimming/dipping pool, where you can enjoy Mexican themed food and drinks that embrace the summertime ambience.

Cabana Club

4. LH at LondonHouse Chicago

Chicago's only tri-level rooftop venue lets guests dine on creative American cuisine and cocktails indoors or out. Expect modern design, sweeping vistas, distinctive history, and a landmark Chicago location overlooking the Chicago River at North Michigan Avenue and Wacker Drive.

londonhouse outdoor terrace

5. Upstairs at The Gwen

Accessed through The Shops at North Bridge on Michigan Avenue, The Gwen opened two new spaces last year: the Upstairs At The Gwen rooftop (already making waves with its Prosecco popsicles) and the fifth-floor restaurant, Circa, where 1930s-inspired cocktail carts are available by reservation. Situated along The Magnificent Mile, the Gwen is steps to over 460 retailers, restaurants, and nightlife venues.  

upstairs at the Gwen

6. AIRE at Hyatt Centric The Loop Chicago

Feel the breeze at AIRE's 24th-floor rooftop bar. Soft opening (technically) late summer of 2015, this is a great low key option if you don't want to mess with massive crowds waiting for a table. Dine on small plates made from seasonal, locally sourced ingredients and enjoy a large creative cocktail and wine menu in a chic space that wraps around the building. Soak up city views to the east, south and west from seating that surrounds fire pits and lines along the glass walls.

AIRE Rooftop Bar

7. Raised at Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel

Take in picture-perfect skyline views from the open rooftop deck situated above the well-known intersection of State Street and Wacker Drive. A play on elevated service and the raising of the iconic bridges that line the Chicago River, Raised An Urban Rooftop Bar is a hip indoor/outdoor hotel lounge featuring craft cocktails and small plates. Raised garden beds, private VIP cloches, fire pits, and 14 taps with local beers round out the experience.


8. Boleo at The Kimpton Gray Hotel

The Kimpton Gray Hotel, opened August 2016, brings a luxe-modern vibe to a historic building, the iconic New York Life Insurance Building, in the heart of the Loop. The rooftop lounge on the 15th floor, Boleo, is going for sexy and sultry with its South American theme. Enjoy Peruvian and Argentinean-inspired street food favorites and snackable small plates and DJs pumping music under a retractable skylight roof.

Boleo at The Kimpton Gray Hotel Chicago

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