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11 Best Hotels With Rooftop Bars In Chicago, Illinois - Updated 2020

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Nothing can make you feel more splendid than lounging on top of the world, with wind on your face, a glass of whiskey or wine in your hand and a breathtaking view in the backdrop. Neither the scorching summer nor the dreaded winter can stop you from experiencing this in Chicago. Chicago, the city that invented skyscrapers, has several hotels with rooftop bars where you get to enjoy cocktails with some great food and music, all while soaking in the magnificent view this city has to offer. Read on for some of the best hotels with rooftop bars in Chicago, Illinois.

1. LondonHouse Chicago, Curio Collection by Hilton (from USD 160)

LondonHouse is part of Hilton Worldwide’s Curio brand, which features the only three-level rooftop bar in Chicago. This luxe hotel that sits on Michigan Avenue presents one of the most spectacular views of the Chicago River, Lake Michigan and the city’s skyline. It is a less than 10 minutes’ walk from the Millennium Park, and is also very close to the city’s theatre and business districts. Try out their classic craft cocktails and eclectic seafood selections which would blow you away, but definitely not more than the view this rooftop on the 22nd floor presents.


LondonHouse Chicago, Curio Collection by Hilton

Address: 85 East Wacker Drive
Price: from 160 USD

Physical distancing rules followed Spa and wellness centre 24-hour front desk Thermometers for guests provided by property Private parking Family rooms Restaurant ATM/cash machine on site

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2. Godfrey Hotel Chicago (from USD 135)

Godfrey Hotel is located in the heart of Chicago’s River North district. This boutique hotel is just three blocks away from the shopping, dining and entertainment on the Magnificent Mile. Godfrey Hotel’s rooftop bar and lounge, IO Urban, features a retractable roof and offers an indoor bar and outdoor lounge with fire pits. Come over to enjoy its beautiful garden oasis out in the portico and the shimmering water elements, or breeze through its sliding glass wall while sipping craft cocktails or eating Wagyu steak tartare and maki rolls; all while enjoying the panoramic view of the Chicago skyline.


Godfrey Hotel Chicago

Address: 127 West Huron Street
Price: from 135 USD

Shoeshine Meeting/banquet facilities WiFi available in all areas Free WiFi Bar Express check-in/check-out Family rooms Newspapers

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3. Chicago Athletic Association (from USD 189)

Cindy’s, Chicago Athletic Association’s rooftop restaurant and bar, features vaulted glass and steel rooftop. Perched 13 stories above the Millennium Park, this downtown Chicago destination is open year-round. Cindy’s is more than the spectacular view over Millennium Park, the Art Institute, and Lake Michigan. It also offers impeccable service and seasonally fresh menu that reflects in its food and drink, while donning a relaxed ambience in a light, airy atmosphere. You will find a constant bustle of locals and tourists on Cindy’s terrace having a good time.


Chicago Athletic Association – in The Unbound Collection by Hyatt

Address: 12 South Michigan Avenue

24-hour front desk Fax/photocopying Non-smoking rooms Bridal suite Business centre Evening entertainment Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas Laundry

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4. The Robey (from USD 112)

Perched high above the six-way intersection of Milwaukee, Damen and North Avenues, The Robey is a part-warehouse, part-Art Deco landmark in Chicago. Located on the 13th floor of this tall skyscraper is Up & Up, a rooftop lounge that will let you experience Chicago in a completely new context. It draws the hip crowd from Wicker Park and boasts of fancy delicious cocktails and some great, unobstructed cityscape sights.


The Robey

Address: 2018 W North Avenue
Price: from 112 USD

Trouser press Non-smoking rooms Bridal suite Parking Facilities for disabled guests All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized Contactless check-in/check-out Walking tours

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5. Virgin Hotels Chicago (from USD 140)

Cerise Rooftop is located on the 26th floor of Virgin Hotels overlooking the Chicago cityscape. Whether you want to experience the sun with a glass of wine in one hand or watch the city blooming in the night when the lights start to come alive, Cerise Rooftop is the right place. It offers a mix of well-crafted drinks and culinary creations along with a panoramic view of the city. We are sure you would love the view, the drinks, the music and its impeccable service.


Virgin Hotels Chicago

Address: 203 N Wabash Ave
Price: from 140 USD

First aid kit available CCTV in common areas Fitness centre Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities ATM/cash machine on site Air conditioning Food can be delivered to guest accommodation Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against Coronavirus

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6. Loews Chicago (from USD 155)

Loews Chicago is located in Near North Side. This luxury hotel is just one block north of the Chicago River and within a 10-minute walk of Michigan Avenue, and Chicago Riverwalk. Loews Chicago’s rooftop bar and lounge, Streeterville Social, is the perfect place to enjoy some great crafty cocktails and gourmet grub, while having a good time looking at the city skyline and lake view. It features large grassy areas, giant Jenga, and cozy swing chairs, and will definitely help you cut off from the bustling city.


Loews Chicago Hotel

Address: 455 North Park Drive
Price: from 155 USD

Dry cleaning WiFi Swimming pool Mini-market on site Private parking Express check-in/check-out Trouser press Fitness centre

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7. theWit Chicago - a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel (from USD 151)

theWit is nestled between Chicago’s theatre district and river. Its rooftop bar, ROOF, offers breathtaking views of the Chicago River, Lake Michigan, the Chicago skyline, and Millennium Park. Located in the downtown Chicago loop, ROOF was voted into the “Top 3 Rooftop Lounges in the World” by Travel+Leisure and 2018 Hotel Bar of the Year! It is famous for its handcrafted signature cocktails, live music and a cuisine that infuses flavors from Spain and several other spice-bearing regions. Try out its cocktails with American grub by the bench-lined fire pits.


theWit Chicago, A DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

Address: 201 North State Street
Price: from 151 USD

Air conditioning Shoeshine Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays Business centre 24-hour front desk Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities Concierge service Lift

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8. Hotel Lincoln (from USD 81)

Located on the 13th floor of Hotel Lincoln, The J. Parker rooftop bar and restaurant will offer you a unique experience unlike the other downtown rooftops. It gives the mesmerizing and unobstructed view of Lake Michigan and the Lincoln Park, and also turns into a 360-degree planetarium in the night when the glass roofs retract. You’d also be able to see the zoo (and its annual Christmas lights display) along with the beautiful Chicago skyline. It is a great place to hang around, with live music, unique crafty cocktails and sumptuous small plates, all in a beautiful ambience. Do check out their warm cocktails and whiskey-spiked hot chocolate.


Hotel Lincoln, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Address: 1816 North Clark Street
Price: from 81 USD

Internet services Free WiFi Smoke alarms Security alarm Luggage storage Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines Fitness centre First aid kit available

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9. Raffaello Hotel (from USD 98)

Drumbar, a cocktail-focused rooftop bar, is located in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood off Michigan Avenue. It gives out a very sophisticated aura with its interiors and offers an unparalleled, and mostly limited, selection of whiskeys, scotches, bourbons and cognacs. Drumbar sits on the 18th floor of Raffaello Hotel and comprises of an indoor lounge area and a beautiful outdoor terrace. Come over to experience the breathtaking views of Lake Michigan and that of the Hancock building, and also try out their stiff Irish coffees by the fire pits.


Raffaello Hotel

Address: 201 E Delaware Place
Price: from 98 USD

Cashless payment available Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines Heating ATM/cash machine on site Safety deposit box Smoke alarms Facilities for disabled guests Non-smoking rooms

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10. The Peninsula Chicago (from USD 285)

Another hotel with a rooftop bar worth a visit on your next stay is The Peninsula Chicago, a five-star hotel located at East Superior, River North. This stunning hotel has equally stunning rooms that are installed with a flat-screen TV and has WiFi connectivity. Aside from the basic sleeping amenities, each room also offers a temperature and lighting control console and an ensuite bathroom with a soaking tub, a shower, and luxury toiletries. To top it all, you’ll have the opportunity to wake up to the stunning city views of Chicago. You can also use the hotel’s indoor swimming pool that’s half-Olympic sized, the modern gym, and the outdoor sun terrace. The rooftop bar serves fine wine, top-of-the-line cocktails, and other beverages that you can enjoy while relaxing by the rooftop fire pit. The historic Water Tower Place is across the street from the hotel. Navy Pier is just 15 minutes’ walk away.


The Peninsula Chicago

Address: 108 East Superior
Price: from 285 USD

Indoor pool Airport shuttle Heated pool Children television networks Luggage storage Kid meals WiFi Air conditioning

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11. Conrad Chicago (from USD 201)

Dine under the Chicago sun, enjoy a cocktail under the stars, or simply take in the unsurpassed views of the Chicago skyline. Do this and more at the rooftop bar and restaurant of Conrad Chicago, a five-star hotel on East Eerie Street, River North. The rooftop bar has plenty of comfortable cushioned seating and offers delightful food and beverages. Aside from this, the hotel also offers its guests access to its fitness center and business center. Rooms have ultra-comfortable beds, ceiling-to-floor viewing windows, elegant en-suite baths, and flat-screen TVs. Popular points of interest near Conrad Chicago include Water Tower Chicago, Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art, and Shops at Northbridge.


Conrad Chicago

Address: 101 East Erie Street
Price: from 201 USD

Pets allowed Breakfast in the room CCTV outside property Restaurant Smoke alarms Physical distancing in dining areas Fire extinguishers Facilities for disabled guests

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Experiencing Chicago through a bird’s eye view

Chicago has several hotels, with rooftop bars, spread across the city that give you a bird’s eye view of some of the city’s most spectacular sites — like Lake Michigan, Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago River, and other iconic skyscrapers and also the city’s beautiful skyline. These rooftop bars let you enjoy all of these alongside some great cocktails, snacks and music. If you want to bathe in the sunlight or beat the miserable winter, come over to these rooftops and have a gala time.

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