There is nothing that we love more than summertime in Chicago, and we are loving all of the fun rooftops popping up all over the place! Whether we are meeting for happy hour after work or weekend brunchin’ – these are some of our favorite hot spots! We’re always looking to try out some new places – what are your favorites?

 

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The Gwen

Enjoy a little break from shopping on Michigan Avenue with fire pits and Prosecco pops! The newly re-designed and re-branded hotel and rooftop specializes in craft cocktails, shared plates and downtown views with a side of art deco style.

 

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Mahalo

Hawaiian vibes, fruity drinks in pineapples & delicious poke make this Wicker Park hot spot the place to be this Summer. We can’t get enough of the tiki decor, palm trees, swings, and surfboards.

 

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London House Chicago

This newly opened tri-level restaurant and bar on the Chicago River and Michigan Avenue features some of the most stunning views in the city! Perfectly located on the Magnificent Mile and in the center of the city – this contemporary rooftop is the perfect place for entertaining or meeting up after work.

 

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Joy District

Formerly EPIC in River North, this newly opened 3,000 sq ft rooftop has a unique, casual feel with fun art. We are loving their specialty cocktails and frozen drinks – perfect for the hot summer days in Chicago!

 

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Cindy’s

Seated on top of the Chicago Athletic Association hotel, this open-air restaurant and rooftop is a must see since it’s opening last Summer. We love it’s seasonal menu items almost as much as it’s unobstructed views of Millennium Park and Lake Michigan.

 

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The J.Parker

We love this Lincoln Park gem with it’s serene lake views and hipster vibes. It is the perfect spot to meet for cocktails, that provides a nice escape from the cookie-cutter Downtown rooftop scene.

 

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