Named for Time Out's late founder Tony Elliott, Tony’s is the crown jewel of Time Out Market Chicago. The cozy all-season rooftop bar is decorated in vintage Time Out London covers, twinkling lights and handsome wood beams that stretch the length of the room. The space is anchored by a sprawling bar that serves a curated selection of wines, beers and signature cocktails. If the sun is shining, wander outside to take in skyline views and enjoy a meal on the breathtaking terrace.
When the sun is out and the temperatures are relatively warm, you'll find Chicagoans outside with a drink in their hand. And the only thing better than sipping a beverage on a patio is ordering a round at a rooftop bar. Chicago bars and restaurants with terraces and patios high above the streets are still welcoming guests, including the brand new Chateau Carbide atop the Carbide & Carbon Building along Michigan Avenue.
Not all of our favorite rooftop bars in Chicago have reopened, but we've rounded up some of the best spots to sip rosé, frozen cocktails and craft beer while admiring the sky-high sights. Whether you prefer a small patio atop a great Chicago restaurant or an expansive rooftop that shares real estate with a Chicago hotel, the city's best rooftops come in all shapes and sizes. Scope out the best rooftop bars in Chicago and plan your late-summer imbibing accordingly.