Though it's more than a thousand miles away from the nearest ocean, Chicago still manages to boast top-notch waterfront views—from the glimmering expanses of Lake Michigan to the winding, skyscraper-lined path of the Chicago River. And lucky for us, some of Chicago's best rooftop bars and restaurants take advantage of all that waterfront property, offering both indoor and patio dining with beachy views to boot. These lake- and river-adjacent restaurants and bars are currently open for business with new safety guidelines in place (mask policies, limited indoor capacity and the like). Be sure to check each location's website or social media pages for specifics before you visit.
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