Cite Rooftop Restaurant, 70th floor, Lake Point Tower, 505 N. Lake Shore Drive, Gold Coast, Chicago 60611. +1 312 644 4050. This stylish French/American resto-bar offers breathtaking 360-degree views of the Chicago skyline. MAP
North Pond, 2610 N. Cannon Drive, Chicago. 60614. +1 773 477 5845 Situated within the grounds of Lincoln Park, at the edge of a pond overlooking Chicago's dramatic skyline, North Pond can easily claim the city's loveliest setting. Business casual. Dinner Tues to Sun. Sunday Brunch 10.30am-1.30pm.
Oak Street Beachstro, 1001 N. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago 60614 (Gold Coast). Sitting right on the crescent curve of the Oak Street Beach, its tables on the sandy edge of Lake Michigan, this restaurant has a dazzling beach view. MAP
Hotel Lincoln. In June, a rooftop lounge open. The space offering views of the Chicago skyline and Lake Michigan.
Gene's Rooftop, 4750 N. Lincoln Ave, Lincoln Square, Chicago, IL 60625. Rooftop beer and wine garden. European sausages on open wood grill. North of Chicago. Thurs to Sat. 11am-7pm. Sun 10am-3pm. facebook . MAP
Vines on Clark, 3554 N. Clark St. (Addison St), Chicago 60657. +1 773 327 8572. A rooftop deck for 50 and a sidewalk patio for 35 so you've got your al fresco options covered. Near Wrigley Field, north of Chicago. West of Belmont Harbor. MAP
Signature Room at the 95th, 95th floor, John Hancock Building, 875 N. Michigan Ave (bet. Chestnut St & Delaware Pl.), Chicago 60611. +1 312 787 9596. On the Magnificent Mile and atop the building. Navy Pier is about 1 mile away, about 3 minutes by taxi. Windows on all sides provide a spectacular view from almost any part of the Signature Room on the 95th floor or Signature Lounge on the 96th but you should request a table near the South East windows. Sun to Thurs 11.30am-12.30am. Fri & Sat 11.30am-1.30am. MAP
The dec, beside Decca Restaurant and Bar, 12th floor, Ritz-Carlton Chicago, 160 E Pearson St, Chicago, IL 60611. +1 312 573 5160 Gorgeous city views. Sun to Thurs 6.30am-10.30pm. Fri and Sat 6.30am-11pm. Bar: Sun to Thurs 2pm-11.30pm. Fri Sat 2pm-12 midnight. MAP
Homestead on the Roof, 1924 W Chicago Ave (at Winchester), Chicago, IL 60622.
Whiskey Sky Rooftop Bar, 33rd floor, W Hotel, 644 N. Lake Shore Drive (between N. Erie St and N. Ontario St), Chicago 60611. +1 312 255 4463. Panoramic city views at the lake shore. Directly across the street from the Pier. Starwood. MAP
Wave Rooftop Restaurant, 33rd floor, W Hotel, 644 N. Lake Shore Drive (between N. Eire St and N. Ontario St), Chicago 60611. Overlooks the sparkling shores of Lake Michigan. Breakfast Daily 6am–11am. Lunch Daily 11am–2pm. Bar Menu Daily 2pm–5pm. Dinner Sun to Thurs 5pm–10pm. Fri & Sat 5pm–11pm. Starwood. MAP
Vertigo Sky Rooftop Lounge, Dana Hotel & Spa, 2 West Erie Street, Chicago 60654. +1 312 213 9637. Fancy rooftop bar. Cocktails perched 26 floors up. DJ nightly. Fall and winter hours of operation: Patio closes at 11pm on weekdays and 12 midnight on weekends. Sun to Wed 6pm-12 midnight. Thurs & Fri 6pm-2am. Sat 6pm-3am. email . MAP
Epic, 112 W Hubbard St, Chicago 60654. +1 312 222 4940. 3rd floor outdoor rooftop. Summer months. Mon to Fri 4pm-2am. Sat 4pm–3am. Dressy. Rooftop lounge with an great variety of craft cocktails to sip while taking in the view. email . MAP
Sixteen, 16th floor, Trump International Tower & Hotel, 401 N. Wabash Avenue, Chicago 60611. +1 312 588 8151. 30-foot floor-to-ceiling windows. Just North of Chicago River. Bar opens daily at 11am. MAP
The Terrace at Trump, 16th floor (adjacent to Sixteen), Trump International Tower & Hotel, 401 N. Wabash Avenue, Chicago 60611. +1 877 458 7867. Spectacular vistas of Lake Michigan, the Chicago River and the Wrigley Clock Tower. Seasonal. Daily 2.30pm-11pm. The Terrace may be currently closed. MAP
Rebar Lounge, Mezzanine Level, Trump International Hotel & Tower, 401 N. Wabash Avenue, Chicago 60611. A chic and sophisticated lounge with gorgeous views of the Chicago River and Michigan Avenue Bridge. MAP
Cityscape Bar, 15th floor, 350 W Mart Center Dr, Chicago, IL 60654. +1 312 836 5000 Floor to Ceiling city views. Mon to Thurs 3pm-12 midnight. Fri & Sat 11am-1am. Sun 11am-12 midnight. Food till 11pm. MAP
The Wit Hotel
Roof, 27th floor, The Wit Hotel, 201 N. State St, Chicago 60601. +1 312 239 9501. Indoor/outdoor lounge featuring soaring panoramic views, roaring fire pits, live music, telescopes and unparalleled ambiance. Overlooking the Chicago River with stunning views of the city. New all year roofing. Mon to Thurs 3pm-2am. Fri 1pm-2am. Sat 1pm-3pm. Sun 1pm-12 midnight. Hilton. MAP
III Forks Prime Steakhouse, 333 E. Benton Pl., (Field Boulevard) Chicago, IL 60601. +1 312 938 4303 Sun to Thurs 5pm-11pm. Fri Sat 5pm-12 midnight. MAP
Plaza at Park Grill, 11 N. Michigan Ave (E. Madison Street), Chicago 60602. +1 312 957 8259. In the winter, the restaurant's innovative seating allows all diners a view of the fun on the McCormick Tribune Ice Rink. Mon to Thurs opens 11am & serving dinner until 9.30pm. Fri opens 11am & serving dinner until 10.30pm. Sat opens 10am & serving dinner until 10.30pm. email . MAP
Tavern at the Park, 130 East Randolph Street, Chicago 60601. +1 312 552 0070
The owners of Tavern at the Park are suing a Connecticut-based movable rooftop manufacturer, alleging the company failed to fulfill its contractual obligations after the rooftop it provided didn't work as promised. Mask Restaurants LLC is suing Roll-A-Cover for breach of contract and breach of express warranty for an amount exceeding $475,000, plus the cost of the suit. http://www.chicagobusiness.com
Terzo Piano Rooftop, Modern Wing, Art Institute of Chicago, 159 East Monroe Dr, Chicago, Illinois 60603. +1 312 443 8650. Views of Millennium Park and Michigan Avenue. Lunch daily and also Thursday Dinner. MAP
Plymouth Rooftop Bar & Grill, 327 S. Plymouth Ct, The Loop, Chicago 60604. +1 312 362 1212. This is a cool little outdoor rooftop bar overlooking, yes, a parking garage top and the library and the el. It's a great hangout for drinks after work in the loop. Open year round. Summer Hours May - Sept 30th: Mon to Fri 11am-Close. Sat & Sun 10am-Close. Winter Hours Oct till April 30th: Mon to Fri 4pm-Close. Sat & Sun Closed. MAP
Rivers, 30 South Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60606. +1 312 559 1515. Large outdoor deck for alfresco dining during warm weather months. email . MAP
Everest Room, 40th floor, Chicago Stock Exchange Building, 440 S. LaSalle St (Congress Pkwy), Chicago 60605. +1 312 663 8920. On the top floor of the Chicago Stock Exchange, this elegant restaurant has magnificent views of the city. Tues to Fri from 5.30 pm. Sat from 5pm. MAP
Pegasus, 130 South Halsted St, Chicago 60661. +1 312 226 3377. 888 558 2637. The rooftop has plenty of seating and a full bar and it offers diners a beautiful, unobstructed Eastern view of the Chicago Skyline. SUMMER: Sun 12 noon-12 midnight. Mon to Thurs 11am-12 midnight. Fri 11am-1am. Sat 12 noon-1am. WINTER: Sun 12 noon-11pm. Mon to Thurs 11am-11pm. Fri 11am-1am. Sat 12 noon-1am. MAP
The Rooftop Lounge, 3rd floor, Market Bar, 1113 W. Randolf St (between Aberdeen St and May St), Chicago 60607. +1 312 929 4787. Retractable roof. Cabanas. Sun to Wed 11am-12 midnight. Thurs 11am-2am. Fri 11am-2am. Sat 11am-3am. email . MAP
ESTATE Ultra Bar, 1177 N Elston, Chicago, IL 60642. +1 312 582 4777 Sky Deck: A huge rooftop with a view of the skyline. West of Goose Island. Mon to Fri 11.30am-2am. Sat 11.30am-3am. Sun 11.30am-2am. facebook . email . MAP
Ventana Revolving Restaurant, atop Hyatt Regency O'Hare, 9300 W Bryn Mawr Ave, Rosemont, IL 60018. +1 847 696 1234. Near O'Hare airport. North West. Closed to the public; only open for receptions, parties, etc. MAP
Sam Buca's, 12231 South Harlem Avenue, Palos Heights, Chicago, IL 60463. +1 708 361 1226 Rooftop opens in May and stays open through October (weather permitting). SW of City.