Stay toasty on the partially covered rooftop patio by sitting around one of the fire pits or under a heater while sipping a glass of fortified wine or cocktails like the Triple Barrel Old Fashioned. If you’re still feeling chilly, you can ask for a blanket and get really cozy between bites of smoky garlic hummus and grilled cauliflower kebabs.
Rooftop bars are perpetually packed during the summer as drinkers look to take advantage of the nice weather to soak up the sun along with the beautiful views. While many of the city’s rooftops are seasonal, some find creative ways to extend their operations year round. Heated domes and retractable roofs provide protection from the elements while fire pits, hot drinks and blankets allow the bold to get cozy. These spots are especially busy around the holiday season when they go all out with decorations and themed cocktails. Summer may be over, but you can still appreciate the Chicago skyline and Lake Michigan from one of these 15 winterized rooftops.