The Bar Chart, July 14 - July 21

BENCHMARK A retractable roof lets the sun into this breezy, yuppie sports bar. 1510 N Wells St (312-649-9640). file under: neighborhoodie, the great...

Photograph: Martha Williams
Twisted Spoke roofdeck

BENCHMARK A retractable roof lets the sun into this breezy, yuppie sports bar. 1510 N Wells St (312-649-9640).
file under: neighborhoodie, the great outdoors

C-VIEW Go for the tiny 29th-floor deck. Stay for the candy-bar treats and craft cocktails. 166 E Superior St (312-523-0923).
file under: cocktailians, the great outdoors, tourist temple

EPIC SKY Floor 1: lounge. Floor 2: steak. Floor 3: rooftop cocktail party. 112 W Hubbard St (312-222-4940).
file under: see and be scene, the great outdoors

NOMI LOUNGE Proof that civility on a rooftop exists. If you can afford it. 800 N Michigan Ave (312-239-4030).
file under: cocktailians, see and be scene, the great outdoors

THE PLYMOUTH Law students and anyone else looking to unwind can appreciate this unpretentious spot. 327 S Plymouth Ct (312-362-1212).
file under: neighborhoodie, the great outdoors

ROOF The line snaking down Lake Street? It’s for this swanky 27th-floor lounge with sweeping views. 201 N State St (312-239-9501).
file under: see and be scene, the great outdoors, tourist temple

STUDIO PARIS The roof retracts. Because a Melman brothers party just can’t be contained, okay? 59 W Hubbard St (312-595-0800).
file under: buy the bottle, see and be scene, the great outdoors

SULLY’S HOUSE Bros deserve roof decks, too. 1501 N Dayton St (773-244-1234).
file under:
buy the bottle, neighborhoodie, the great outdoors

TWISTED SPOKE Bourbon, Bloody Marys, sunshine, picnic tables and crass motorcycle dudes. Perfection! 501 N Ogden Ave (312-666-1500).
file under: neighborhoodie, the great outdoors

ZED451 The second floor of this American churrascaria is rustic, sleek and (most important) has plenty of seats. 739 N Clark St (888-493-3451).
file under: see and be scene, the great outdoors

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