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ROOF on theWit

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ROOF on theWit

TheWit Hotel’s swank rooftop lounge sports a specialty cocktail menu, a well-curated wine list and Mediterranean small plates, but it’s the breezy terrace-with-a-view that draws crowds, all ready to throw elbows to score tables per the seat-yourself policy. (Fireplaces and a glass enclosure mean it’s almost as packed in winter.)


Venue name: ROOF on theWit
Address: theWit
201 N State St, 27th floor
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 4pm-2am, Sat 4pm-3am, Closed Sun
Transport: El stop: Blue, Brown, Green, Orange, Pink, Purple (rush hrs) to Clark/Lake; Red to Lake.
Price: Average cocktail: $12
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4.7 / 5

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I've been to several events here (most recently the annual Chicago Fire Soccer Team Fashion Show) and it's a great venue! The catwalk is usually used for something unique (bottle girls dancing in bathing suits, someone spraying steam into the crowd during a DJ set, etc). It's best known for "Sunday Funday" during the summer. Drinks are overpriced like any other downtown rooftop, but the experience is totally worth it. Check it out on a Sunday and you might score their complimentary sunglasses : ) 


It's a fun rooftop. You don't have the view of other rooftops but it's a nice downtown bar. Typically it's a lot of tourists and not a ton of city folk. They have really nice tents and seating areas. There's also an area inside in case the weather just doesn't cooperate.

Dear Time Out Chicago,

ROOF on theWit does not offer any sort of view for the air and water show. In fact, our lounge faces the complete opposite direction of the show, but even if it didn't, there are about 6 blocks of skyscrapers between our establishment and the lakefront. We've been getting lots of calls about this. Kindly remove us from the list of "Where to watch the Chicago Air and Water Show 2016"

Thank you!