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Best Rooftops in the Loop

Posted  4 months ago  in  Things to Do

3 MIN READ – Take your night to a whole new level at one of the many Chicago Loop rooftop bars, offering some of the best views in the city. 


This rooftop radiates with warmth infused with the spicy scent of Peruvian and Argentinian street food lingering in the air. Boleo is 15 stories up at the Kimpton Gray Hotel. All night long, hear the sultry beats of South America paired with bold cocktails and savory Peruvian and Argentinian street snacks. Boleo features a spirited and flavorful beverage menu for Chicagoans and guests to enjoy year-round. There is no need for the 20-hour flight. Boleo is the hangout for your next date night, happy hour, or event. Customize your event with staff and have an authentic experience at Boleo. Make reservations here.


Raised is an Urban Rooftop Bar with exceptional service and breathtaking views of Chicago.  This venue features an industrial aesthetic with cabanas and fire pits to provide a romantic atmosphere. Located on the third floor of the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel, Raised invites you to revel in shareable plates, lush cocktails, a selection of fine wines on tap, and distinctive local craft beers. Raised has a fresh take on American cuisine, featuring locally sourced ingredients and a spin on traditional American bar food. For a night overlooking the Chicago River and skyline, Raised welcomes you to their indoor/outdoor bar, open roof deck, and private outdoor areas. Find more information here.

AIRE Rooftop Bar

As the sun goes down, the fire pits come on and the city lights create the soft ambiance of AIRE Rooftop Bar. With chic vibes and fun decor, behold 360-degree panoramic city views 24 floors atop the Hyatt Centric Loop Hotel. Savor delicious cocktails, exquisite wine selections, and shareables; small plates made for sharing. For the perfect romantic view at sunset, cozy up near fire pits in the midst of the Chicago skyline. AIRE provides an atmosphere to socialize with friends, host a cocktail reception, or just enjoy a drink up in the AIRE. For more information or to book a group reservation, click here.

ROOF on theWit

For extravagant rooftop dining 27 stories above it all, ROOF on theWIT is offering elevated service. Their venue features a stylish design with a modern, Mediterranean ambience. Experience drifty city views, entertainment, private events, and a unique dining experience. ROOF offers an experience you’ll never forget, and it’s available for events day and night. Make your reservation here.


The jewel of the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, Cindy's is an award-winning rooftop bar. This venue exudes old world charm and decor, coupled with luxury amenities. For a classy experience with a cascading view of Millennium Park and Lake Michigan, make a reservation here.


Cerise is modern, familiar, spontaneous, and fun with a view. Located on top of the Virgin Hotel Chicago, find yourself 26 floors up for an impressive view of the city. Enjoy luscious cocktails, an elevated menu, and continuous music to dance all night long. Make reservations here.

I|O Godfrey Rooftop Lounge

The I|O Godfrey is a sophisticated rooftop lounge with indoor and outdoor space at the Godfrey Hotel Chicago. This is a contemporary venue with hip, chic vibes. Appreciate the panoramic skyline views, fire pits, shimmering water elements, a video wall, retractable roof, and more. Make a reservation here.   

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