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.
Nothing says summer in Chicago like drinking at a rooftop bar—and though we've got a few more months before warm weather is here to stay, you'll find plenty of spots that are open now for sipping cocktails while admiring sky-high views. Grab a bite to eat at rooftop restaurants situated on terraces high above the street and inside hotels in the Loop, or steal away to hidden patios and gardens for a cocktail away from the crowds. Can't brave the early spring temps? Huddle around an outdoor fireplace set-up or opt for drinks indoors at bars with floor-to-ceiling windows (we promise the views are just as good). We'll continue to update this list as more spots open up, but in the meantime, you can get a head start on patio season at the best rooftop bars in Chicago.