Take It to Another Level at These Year-Round Rooftop Bars in Chicago

Group Of Friends Enjoying Drink At Outdoor Rooftop Bar Laughing And Chatting Around Table.

Chicago is known for its highrise buildings and iconic skyline. Residents and visitors alike head to the rooftops each spring to take in the warmer weather at bars and restaurants all over the city. Some of these rooftop bars are even open year-round, allowing guests to enjoy the fabulous sights of Downtown no matter the season. Here are a few rooftop bars in Chicago to visit this year:


Set atop the Dana HotelApogee is a Chicago favorite. Located in the Chicago River North area, Apogee is the perfect upscale spot to take in the incredible Chicago landscape. Guests enjoy the views while sipping renowned cocktails such as the cinnamon-infused Dark Adaptation, the tobacco-inspired Weston or the tropical Aloe-Rita.

Plymouth Rooftop Bar and Grill 

Encompassing three different levels, the Plymouth Rooftop Bar and Grill is the ideal locale to enjoy a year-round rooftop experience. Tucked away in The Loop, the Plymouth Rooftop Bar and Grill is a casual alternative to some of the more high-end rooftop options in the city. An enclosed and heated patio area offers a low-key setting to enjoy an extensive menu and a large selection of specialty craft beers.


Making its home in Streeterville, Drumbar has been open since 2012. Located on the 18th floor of the Raffaello Hotel, this stylish bar is inspired by Prohibition speakeasies. Soft leather couches are found throughout the interior while cozy seating and fire pits adorn the spacious garden area. Favorite specialty cocktails include the Bergamot Quince Gimlet and the Meyer Lemon Vodka Martini.

Living at Catalyst Apartments gives you easy access to some of the best rooftop bars in Chicago. Please contact us for more information or to schedule a visit. You can also use our online scheduler to schedule a tour anytime.

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