Prepared to throw some elbows? Get in line. ROOF is the sexiest outdoor bar in the city, and you’re far from the only one who wants a piece of the action. But as long as you know what you’re in for, the crazy scene (and the crazy waits, which sometimes extend down the block) actually can be part of the fun. Once you’re finally planted on a cushy white couch, sipping on a fruity, fresh drink and feeling like an extra on Entourage, those hurdles will be far from your memory. Pick a sweet, pricey drink, enjoy the amazing city views, and get into a summer mood. This summer, ROOF has added a retractable glass roof for rainy days. And here we'd thought it couldn't get any fancier. We're happy to be proven wrong.
201 N State St, 27th floor (312-239-9501)