Chicago's Best Rooftop Bars

Chicago's restaurant clout has hit a high, and it's equaled only by the bars and lounges. A hub of secret tippling activity during the Prohibition era, Chicago now has a well-known and well-publicized cocktail culture. From the sports-obsessed Wrigleyville strip to the swanky, see-and-be-seen clubs in River North, there truly is a watering hole for everyone. For the spots that come out on top, just look up. Rooftop bars are taking over, and everyone wants to be above the cut (and the sidewalks). They're the perfect places to take in some sun and fun during the afternoons, or for a nightcap overlooking the sparkling cityscape. We've rounded up some of our favorite Chicago rooftop bars and lounges. Even if you're afraid of heights, the views, inventive menus and cool atmospheres will keep you grounded.