If there's one thing Chicagoans love more than drinking in the sun, it's drinking in the sun high above the city streets. This year, some of the best Chicago bars and restaurants are reopening their rooftops to vitamin D-deprived residents, who can expect new safety measures, capacity restrictions and masked servers. We'll do our best to keep this list updated as bars emerge from lockdown, but it's always wise to call ahead or check your favorite spot's social media accounts for pertinent updates.
These Chicago rooftop bars are officially open for the season, and there's no shortage of rosé, frozen cocktails and craft beer to go around. From posh lounges and sprawling terraces to quiet places to relax, the city's best rooftops come in all shapes and sizes. Scope out the best rooftop bars in Chicago and plan your summer imbibing accordingly.