Did someone order food with a view? Chicago has one of the most beautiful skylines in the U.S., and there’s nothing quite like sipping on a finely crafted cocktail or eating some phenomenal food while taking it all in at one of the many Chicago Rooftop Restaurants. Here are some excellent spots in the Windy City that deliver on both fronts!
1. The Up Room
2018 W North Ave | Chicago, IL 60647
For unparalleled 360 degree views of the city, head to the Up Room on the rooftop of the Robey hotel. This location was essential on our Chicago Rooftop Restaurants list! It’s a small, cozy little lounger that’s also a wonderful place to go to impress a date. Take a sip of their craft cocktails, and sit back for a spell to take in the breathtaking views of the city.
660 N Orleans St | Chicago, IL 60654
Settle in for a great time on the rooftop bar of this River North spot, a great option if you’re more into a neighborhood joint kind of atmosphere instead of a swanky hotel rooftop. The jumbo oven-baked apple pancake is a delicious dish for brunch, and the short rib is a fantastic dinner option.
3. J. Parker
1816 N Clark St | Chicago, IL 60614
The views are incredible at this Chicago rooftop bar and restaurant! Sip on cocktails and snack on yummy bites like truffle fries, buffalo cauliflower, and soy ginger chicken wings on the top of Hotel Lincoln. No reservations taken, so get there early! J. Parker is a swanky, sexy place that’s just the place to sit back and relax after spending a day out in Lincoln Park.
118 W Grand Ave | Chicago, IL 60654
It’s difficult to find a place that does views and food equally well, but at Tanta there is no trade-off. The rooftop patio’s string lights and city view is the perfect place to soak in the vibes of Chicago and nosh on some truly tasty Peruvian treats. Go authentic with their Causa dishes, a traditional Peruvian cold potato entrée, or go for street food flavor with their anticuchos. They’ve got a happy hour from 4-6pm daily that’s perfect for you to try their Latin American offerings.
1924 W Chicago Ave | Chicago, IL 60622
Homestead on the Roof routinely makes locals’ lists for top Chicago rooftop bars, and for great reason. In the summertime, there’s nothing quite like sitting amongst the magical string lights and the floral garden at Homestead and enjoying some really phenomenal food. Chow down on the Mexican Street Corn and all their tasty tacos–it’s all delicious and even more so when enjoyed in a restaurant with one of the best ambiances in the city.
12 S Michigan Ave | Chicago, IL 60603
For elevated views and elevated dining, Cindy’s Rooftop is a favorite on our Chicago Rooftop Restaurants list, and the place to be. Take in the views of Millennium Park and the Chicago skyline. Enjoy their well crafted cocktails and mouthwatering menu including a dry aged NY strip, shrimp aguachile, and bourbon bread pudding. Cindy’s Rooftop is temporarily closed due to COVID-19, but scheduled to reopen next February.
302 N Green St 3rd Floor
This greenery filled rooftop’s summery cocktails and Mediterranean bites will make any visit feel like a chic getaway. The whipped feta is fantastic and the dishes come out tapas style so they’re perfect for groups who love to share and sample a little bit of everything. This spot is wildly popular, so reservations are recommended.
85 E Wacker Dr | Chicago, IL 60601
Just steps from Lake Michigan, London House Chicago is near all the attractions you want to go to. A place to connect, converse, and taste with a view. Delicious American cuisines and cocktails, the two will make you feel like you’re on top of the city, literally.
133 E Cermak Rd | Chicago, IL 60616
Views from the 22nd floor show you the beauty of Chicago, but so does VU’s cocktails and upscale eatery. Whether you’re here for a drink, a breather, or a good meal, you’ll be questioning if you ever want to leave with all the provided vibes!
1000 E Grand Ave | Chicago, IL 60611
Offshore offers unencumbered views of the city’s famed skyline not found anywhere else! Celebrated as the world’s largest rooftop by Guinness World Records, this stunning, multi-seasonal space also boasts a world-class kitchen and full-service bar. With a chef driven Californian cuisine, you get a taste of the East and West here!