201 N State St, 27th floor (312-239-9501)




TheWit Hotel’s swank rooftop lounge sports a specialty cocktail menu, a well-curated wine list and Mediterranean small plates, but it’s the breezy terrace-with-a-view that draws crowds, all ready to throw elbows to score tables per the seat-yourself policy.

Height: 27th floor
Drink of choice: Sex on the Roof: Ketel 1 Citroen vodka, St. Germain elderflower liqueur, Aperol, freshly squeezed lemon and orange juice
If you eat one thing: Wood-fired mushroom pizza with thyme, mozzarella and chile flakes
Wait for a table: 60 minutes at peak times
Crowd: Visiting celebs, fashionistas, hotel guests, international tourists, and anyone else who wants to see and be seen

201 N State St, 27th floor (312-239-9501). El: Brown, Green, Orange, Pink, Purple (rush hrs) to State. Mon–Thu 3pm–2am; Fri 1pm–2am; Sat 1pm–3am; Sun 1pm–midnight. Average cocktail: $12. Open year-round.


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