Chicago Rooftop Bars and Restaurants to Visit This Summer

Rooftop bars and restaurants are taking over the Chicago dining scene. Check out this guide to some of the many venues with a view in the city.

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The Dec is located above the Ritz Carlton at 160 E. Pearson St. The Dec features glowing tables and a stunning view of the skyline.
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Cité is located at 505 N. Lake Shore Drive. This is an upscale seafood and steak restaurant that offers a 360-degree panoramic view of the city.
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London House Chicago is located in North Michigan Ave. at 85 East Wacker Dr. London House is one of the "Big Four" skyscrapers surrounding the Michigan Avenue Bridge, so you can imagine the amazing view.
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The dining experience at the popular Cindy’s Rooftop Bar, 12 S. Michigan Ave., includes a view of Millennium Park, the Art Institute and Lake Michigan.
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IO Godfrey Rooftop Lounge is located above The Godfrey Hotel at 127 W. Huron and LaSalle. This rooftop won the 2017 Nightclub and Bar Lounge of the Year Award.
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The J. Parker is located above the Lincoln Hotel at 1816 N. Clark St. The rooftop seating is surrounded by glass and offers a stunning view of the water.
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Boleo is located at 122 West Monroe St., and it promises to transport you all the way to South America with exotic drinks, food and music.
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Cerise is located in the Virgin Hotel at 203 N. Wabash St. Visit the 26th floor for a rooftop view of the Loop with a cocktail.
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Joy District is located at 112 West Hubbard St. It features a rooftop bar on the third floor and a club in the second floor.
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Tanta is located at 118 W. Grand Ave. Tanta's dining experience features a variety of Peruvian dishes as well as live music on the rooftop terrace every Wednesday night.
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This rooftop restaurant located at 1924 W. Chicago Ave. features a 3,000-square-foot garden along with two hanging gardens for an organic-ingredient experience.
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Streeterville Social is located above the Loews Hotel at 455 N. Park Drive. The Streeterville Social provides an up-close view of the city with outdoor seating.
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Rock Bottom Rooftop is located in the River North neighborhood at 1 W. Grand Ave. Visit Rock Bottom for the brewery's offerings on the rooftop beer garden.
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This rooftop restaurant located at 2206 N. California Ave. serves cuisine from the Middle East and hosts after-hours music nights held at 9 p.m.
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Beyond the Ivy is located at 1038 Waveland Ave. Visit this rooftop restaurant for a view of Wrigley Field while you eat.
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Gene’s Sausage Shop and Delicatessen is located at 4750 N. Lincoln Ave. Check out Gene’s rooftop beer and wine garden and sit at the communal wooden tables.
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Little Goat is located at 820 W. Randolph St. Order from the family style menu on the roof!
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Shanghai Terrace is located on the fourth floor of the Peninsula Hotel at 108 E. Superior St. This restaurant offers an array of traditional Cantonese delicacies on the terrace with spectacular skyline views and specialty cocktails.
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Sidetrack is located at 3349 N. Halsted St. According to Sidetrack, this is where the LGBTQ community comes to celebrate Chicago, especially on show tunes Sundays.
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This restaurant at 1970 W. Montrose Ave., owned by four friends, offers a choice in seating between the main bar and the rooftop garden.
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Parlor Pizza Bar is located in West Loop at 108 N. Green St. Enjoy a variety of pizzas made in wood-burning ovens on the rooftop.
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ZED 451 is located at 739 N. Clark St. and can be described as a Brazilian steakhouse that serves a mixed variety of international dishes. While enjoying the city view, visitors can sit in the lounge or at a table.
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