Downtown Chicago Rooftop Bars

Can you feel it?  Summer is finally here in Chicago, and that means it’s time to get outside and enjoy the weather!  Now we know there are so many different things to choose from when planning a night out this summer.  I mean with all the street fests, beach parties, and of course PPM’s BBQ and pool parties, there’s a lot to pick from.  So this week we thought about our top FIVE favorite Chicago rooftop bars that are just steps from 100 west Chestnut.  That’s right, enjoy some drinks with your friends in the sky at one of Chicago’s best rooftop bars.  This is what Chicago is known for, our amazing high up rooftop bars, you just can’t beat it.  Let’s take a look and remember the sky’s the limit!


An amazing rooftop bar on top of the Hyatt hotel with a terrific skyscraper views all-round the center of the loop! Located in the loop at 100 W. Monroe St. 


A brand new spot from Fifty/50 group.  You can find amazing creative cocktails all available on the rooftop at the Dana Hotel in River North. Located in River North at 660 N. State St. Website - 

Joy District

A relatively new rooftop right in the middle of Hubbard St.  Clubby vibe in a great space, it’s a must in our book this summer.  Located at 112 W. Hubbard St.

London House Chicago

Only a year old it has become a staple rooftop bar in River North.  Enjoy cocktails under a Roman-style columned dome overlooking the city.  Located at 85 E Wacker Dr. 

Upstairs at The Gwen

Plan on doing some shopping on Michigan Ave. this summer?  Why not take a break and head up to the rooftop at the Gwen!  Located at 521 N. Rush St. 

These are just some of many amazing roof top bars in River North and close to 100 West Chestnut.  We suggest checking these out first then leave the exploring up to you.  Finally, make sure to checkout our blog on the best spots to catch the Fourth of July fireworks this 2017!