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 have started welcoming back guests, though safety measures like reduced capacity and mask requirements are still in place.
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 summer imbibing accordingly.