The 8 Best Summer Rooftops in Chicago

With views to die for.

Chicago in the summer is our city’s most magical time. Take advantage of this incredible weather and check out our favorite rooftops.

Sophy Hotel, 1411 E 53rd
As Hyde Park’s first upscale boutique hotel, Sophy is making a serious splash in the neighborhood. Enjoy an evening under the lights on Mesler Kitchen‘s rooftop oasis.


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Bixi Beer, 2515 N Milwaukee
Whether you prefer to sit below the atrium and its living wall, or enjoy some time dining outside, Bixi has one of the best rooftop bars.

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Credit: madybobady via Bixi Beer on Instagram

Aba, 302 N Green
Incredible Aba has everything: drinks as beautiful as they are yummy; colorful and unique menu items; and a dining room/rooftop combination worth swooning over.

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Apogee Lounge, 2 W Erie
Views aren’t the only think we’re fawning over at Apogee. The cocktails are out-of-this-world, by which we mean Apogee could have told us they were from outer space and we would’ve believed them.

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Credit: apogeelounge via Instagram

Upstairs at the Gwen, 521 N Rush, 5th Flr
The Gwen has one of Chicago’s most extra and swanky rooftops. This is the one you’ll want to get a bit more dressed up for, because photos taken here are stunning.

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Credit: The Gwen via Google

The Robey, 2018 W North
There’s two spots for optimal outdoor/rooftop chilling at The Robey: The Cabana Club on the 6th floor, where views of the city and the pool are pure perfection, and The Up Room on the 13th floor with twinkling skyline views.


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London House, 85 E Wacker
Experience some of the best views of the Chicago River, Lake Michigan, and the Magnificent Mile. After you get those epic Instagram photos, order a few cocktails.

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Credit: LondonHouse Chicago

Devereaux, 1112 N State, 18th Flr
On the 18th floor of the Viceroy, experience sweeping views of the Gold Coast and delicious small plates in this intimate rooftop lounge.


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