Best Rooftop and Patio Bars in Chicago!

Summertime in Chicago is in full swing, and what’s a better way to enjoy the sunshine than at a patio or rooftop bar?! Check out the places below in all different areas in the city for great drinks, views, and vibes. Keep a lookout for ChiTribe Happy Hours at some of the places below!

Joy District

112 W Hubbard St. Chicago, IL 60654

Joy District is a great spot to enjoy a few cocktails, great music, and incredible city views. Start off your evening on the Joy District tiki theme rooftop and then explore the other indoor levels of the nightclub.


2901 N Sheffield Ave Chicago, IL 60657

Margaritas anyone? Find them at Barcocina in Lakeview! Barcocina offers a modern take on classic Mexican foods with both an indoor space and a beautiful patio area. (P.S.Sign up for happy hour at Barcocina Tuesday July 26, 2022!)

The Welcome Back Lounge

2423 N Milwaukee Ave Chicago, IL 60647

Welcome back to the 70s/80s! The Welcome Back Lounge is a 70s/80s vibe bar with a fantastic food and cocktail menu. You’ll feel like a regular here, even if it’s your first visit!

Courtesy of @welcomebackchicago Instagram


200 N Green St. Chicago, IL 60607

Cabra offers incredible city views with a vast variety of tapas and cocktails to satisfy every craving. This Peruvian inspired rooftop bar is a great place to lounge with your friends or impress your significant other.

Courtesy of @cabrachicago Instagram

The J Parker

1816 North Clark St. Chicago, IL 60614

The J Parker is a swanky rooftop bar on the top floor of the Lincoln Hotel. Enjoy views of Lincoln Park overlooking the lake with a cocktail in hand. This place is perfect for both large groups or a more intimate outing.

Courtesy of @jparkerchicago Instagram

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