What’s more romantic than watching the sunset with someone you love? Out of the hundreds of rooftops in Chicago, only a few have the luxury of facing west, allowing guests to enjoy the view of the sun going down. This list will provide you with ideal rooftops spots for date night and a little sunset surprise.
This rooftop bar is located at 85 East Wacker Drive At, N Michigan Ave., which offers drinking and dining indoors or outdoors while providing views of the Chicago skyline. At London House, guests can enjoy a “re-imagined” American cuisine that includes Grilled Shrimp Cocktails, Jerk Scallops and Lobsters Biscuits and Gravy. You can find the rooftop’s hours and list of various cocktails on their website. Reservations are required.
This 22 story rooftop bar is located at 133 E Cermak Rd, next to Mccormick Place providing guests with views to the North, South, East and West. It was created by Concentrics Restaurants, who are a James Beard nominated group for nationally acclaimed rooftops. This modern designed rooftop, provides a special experience by having three bars and two patios allowing guests to have a preference on where to eat, drink and lounge. To uphold their “upscale, classy and fun” vibe, the VU requests that guest dress appropriately. In addition, their menu provides a variety of dishes and cocktails that are able to accommodate dietary restrictions.
The nation’s largest rooftop located on the third floor of Navy Pier’s Festival Hall at 1000 E Grand Ave., provides guests with views of not only Lake Michigan, but also of the breathtaking skyline of Chicago. It’s the perfect place for a “cozy” time by offering seven fire pits. Offshore is a place to sit by the fire while enjoying Californian cuisine and a selection of cocktails. Chef Michael Shrader focuses on “seasonal, modern American cuisine with global influences.” This bar also includes an entertainment and gaming area for those who want more of a social scene.
Hotel Lincoln’s rooftop is located at 1816 N Clark St., providing guests with an amazing view of Chicago’s sunset. The J. Parker is the place to be for a pre-dinner cocktail or a night out. This rooftop is known for its New American menu and handcrafted cocktails such as the Banana Matcha Gimlet, the Bajan Mojito and the Hardin County Mule. This rooftop offers open seating and doesn’t require reservations.
A South American rooftop restaurant and cocktail lounge, named after a move from Argentine Tango is located at 122 W Monroe St. Boleo offers a dinner menu that is inspired by the street food cuisine of Peru. Chef Brian Millman has created small plates that include ceviche and anticuchos. In addition, the bar provides a list of Southern Hemisphere and seasonal cocktails created by head bartender Sam Garcia. Guests who attend as a group are encouraged to order the large format punch bowl. Happy hour begins on Wednesday, so make sure not to miss it!
Written By Marla Chavez Garcia