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Chicago's Very Breezy Rooftop Bars

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Yes, It's Even Windier 50 Floors Up

ROOF on theWit in Chicago.

ROOF on theWit in Chicago.

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Aug 14, 2012 —  By the time the frigid winters begin to retreat and the ice starts to thaw, the Chicago population is dying for some sunshine. And with the spectacular skyline views of this skyscraper city, the rooftop bars become a favorite destination between the cold.

So why pay to sightsee from the top of the Willis Tower when you could cherish the same scenery while buying a cold drink? Chic and exclusive lounges perched high above the busy streets welcome patrons with premier vantage points along with cocktails as cool as the breeze.

But the Windy City’s roofs are just as welcoming to the casual crowds as well. Plenty of rowdy pubs offer up sprawling beer gardens and seasonal rooftop patios for laid-back locals. Even Cubs fans can join in on the building-top parties as bleachers surrounding Wrigley offer up a chance for die-hards to toast to the boys in blue from well up above.

We at Party Earth took to the sky and selected some of our favorite high-altitude drinking destinations that we know you’ll love. Just don’t spend too much time doing your hair, because these rooftop bars will blow you away. 

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    ROOF on theWit

    Hotel Bar / Lounge / Restaurant / Rooftop Bar

    ROOF on theWit - Hotel Bar | Lounge | Restaurant | Rooftop Bar in Chicago.
    The Loop

    theWit Hotel
    201 North State Street
    Chicago, IL 60601

    312‑239‑9501

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    Vines on Clark

    Beer Garden / Restaurant / Rooftop Bar / Sports Bar

    Vines on Clark - Beer Garden | Restaurant | Rooftop Bar | Sports Bar in Chicago.
    Wrigleyville

    3554 North Clark Street
    Chicago, IL 60657

    773‑327‑8572

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    Citizen Bar

    Restaurant / Rooftop Bar

    Citizen Bar - Restaurant | Rooftop Bar in Chicago.
    River North

    364 West Erie Street
    Chicago, IL 60654

    312‑640‑1156

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    Benchmark

    Bar / Beer Garden / Restaurant / Rooftop Bar

    Benchmark - Bar | Beer Garden | Restaurant | Rooftop Bar in Chicago.
    Old Town

    1510 North Wells Street
    Chicago, IL 60610

    312‑649‑9640

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Chris M. Aug 20, 2012
The Plymouth in the South Loop is another fun rooftop bar. The after-work crowd in the South Loop fills it up for happy hour and it is a great spot with some killer views of downtown.
Paul F. Aug 14, 2012
I was just at ROOF on theWit a couple months ago - amazing views, incredible drinks, fun crowd. I highly recommend.
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