9 Rooftops to Spend Summer Days in Chicago

Thursday, July 09, 2020

Rooftop season in Chicago has opened just in time for the summer and gathering safely with friends who you probably missed while staying at home. Without further ado, here are our 10 favorite rooftops that are already opened-- with some new safety precautions to boot:

Aba
@abarestaurant

Enjoy your favorite mezze, spreads and cocktails on Aba’s rooftop patio. Reservations are required via Tock with a $50 deposit, which will be applied toward your bill. Each reservation is limited to 1.5 hours, and seating is limited to groups of six or less.

Bottom Lounge
@bottomlounge

While concerts are not yet available at this West Loop music venue, you can enjoy a burger and a beer at their rooftop bar.

Cindy's
@cindysrooftop

Soak in those city views of the Millennium Park and the Lake at Chicago Athletic Association Hotel's rooftop bar. $2 from each sale of their Old Fashioned cocktail and spirit-free beverage goes to My Block, My Hood, My City's small business relief fund, working toward repairing small businesses in Chicago's Black communities.

Fountainhead
@foutainheadchi

Sip a craft beer or your favorite bourbon basking in the sun-- weather permitting. Reserve in advanced to enjoy their roofdeck garden experience during these seating times: 
  • Mon-Thurs: 5pm, 7pm, 9pm
  • Fri: 3pm, 5pm, 7pm, 9pm
  • Sat-Sun: 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm, 8pm

Homestead On The Roof
@homesteadontheroof

A seasonal farm-to-table rooftop restaurant ready to serve you with West Town Bakery & Diner in the morning until the early afternoon, then the Roots menu and The Berkshire Room craft cocktails in the late afternoon and evening.

LH Rooftop at LondonHouse
@lhchicago

Enjoy an American menu and signature cocktails with city and water views at the rooftop of the London House, a luxury lifestyle hotel.

Offshore
@drinkoffshore

Reservation required at the country’s largest rooftop bar. Relax with seasonal cocktails and sweeping water views.

Utopian Tailgate
@utopiantailgate

De-stress with Utopian Tailgate's cheerful vibe and mini tabletop games. Reservations are required, maximum time limit for table seating is two hours.

VU Rooftop Lounge
@vurooftop

This South Loop rooftop just revamped their food and drink program. Menus can be viewed through QR codes posted on each table. Book your table via 7 Rooms.

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