Want to drink with views of the Chicago skyline? Or want to conquer your fear of heights and drinking would make it easier? At these wonderful outdoor bars in Chicago, you get a chance to do just that! If you have a fear of heights, get ready to conquer them with a cocktail in your hand and the best view of Chicago in your sights.

Check out the best rooftop bars in Chicago perfect for anyone looking to drink amongst the skyscrapers in the windy city. For more of the best bars in Chicago, 312Area is your go-to guide for all things to do in the 312!

Cindy's Rooftop
5.0  5 Rating (1)
12 S Michigan Ave, Chicago IL, 60603
Created out of thin air, the aery gives contrast to the Association's history as a men's club, yet carries an unmistakable look of having always been here....
5.0  5 Rating (1)
122 W. Monroe Street, 15th Floor, Chicago IL, 60603
Boleo exudes Latin American cocktail bar culture, European sophistication and a downright stylish edge. We feature a discerning catalog of craft cocktails,...
5.0  5 Rating (1)
311 N Morgan, Chicago IL, 60607
Mon–Fri: 4pm to 2am Sat: 4pm to 3am Sun: 4pm to 2am
Fountainhead Chicago
4.3  5 Rating (1)
1970 W Montrose Ave, Chicago IL, 60613
Low-key bar featuring a long beer list & creative, organic pub eats plus a seasonal rooftop garden.
The J. Parker
3.6  4 Rating (4)
1816 N Clark St, Fl 13th, Chicago IL, 60614
The J. Parker atop Hotel Lincoln located in the heart of Lincoln Park. Focusing on craft cocktails, small plates and magnificent views.
4.5  5 Rating (2)
739 N Clark St, Chicago IL, 60654
Zed461 is a bar & restaurant that shows creativity and individuality in their food, drinks, atmosphere, and decor.
VU Rooftop Bar
5.0  5 Rating (1)
133 E Cermak, Chicago IL, 60616
Brought to Chicago by The James Beard nominated Concentrics Restaurant Group, VU Chicago is a 13,000 square foot concept located 22 stories above bustling...
Cerise Rooftop
Bar $
203 N Wabash Ave, Chicago IL, 60601
BRB. It's damn cold! Cerise Rooftop is waiting for this winter to pass. Till then, stay in bed. Cerise will be back in action Spring 2018!
Apogee Lounge
4.9  5 Rating (1)
2 W Erie St, Chicago IL, 60654
Apogee Lounge is an upscale, cutting-edge cocktail bar from the Fifty/50 Group, located on the 26th floor of The Dana Hotel. We feature inventive individual...
Joy District
Bar & Restaurant $
112 W Hubbard, Chicago IL, 60654
Located in Chicago's River North, Joy District combines a heightened dining experience with private enclosures, a roof top experience, and late night lounge....
Z Bar
Bar $$
108 E Superior St,, Chicago, IL, 60611
Join us for Z Bar's birthday bash on June 22. With a taste of nostalgia from birthday cake (with rainbow sprinkles, of course), to great photo opps and...
Raised Bar Chicago
4.8  5 Rating (1)
1 W Upper Wacker Dr, Chicago IL, 60601
Hip indoor/outdoor hotel lounge featuring craft cocktails, small plates & a deck with skyline views.
Bar $
201 E Delaware Pl, Chicago IL, 60611
Located on the 18th floor, Drumbar is a featured amenity of the Raffaello Hotel as well as a destination for travelers looking to enjoy specialty cocktails...
Bar $
1112 N State St 18th Floor, Chicago IL, 60610
Upscale rooftop cocktail lounge with a brief New American menu, sweeping views & a swimming pool.
LH Rooftop
5.0  5 Rating (1)
85 East Wacker Drive, Chicago IL, 60601
Experience the rooftop venue of Chicago’s first and only tri-level rooftop bar offering views of the Chicago River and Mag Mile. Hours: LH on 21 - All...
5.0  5 Rating (1)
1000 E Grand, Chicago IL, 60611
The Guinness Book of World Records's Largest Rooftop Bar with 42,000 sq ft of luminous views of Lake Michigan & the city skyline