5 Chicago Rooftops You Can’t Miss This Summer

Most Chicagoans live for one thing – Chicago summers. It’s hard to find a better way to enjoy Chicago’s favorite season than on one of the following 5 rooftops in the city!

After another long winter of hibernating and after a short spring sighting, summer is upon the Second City and ESTATENVY has compiled a list of rooftops in the city to soak in the sun, enjoy spectacular views, and sip on refreshing cocktails. From hot spots to hidden gems, these rooftops will certainly not disappoint.

Cindy’s (Near Millennium Park)
The jewel in the crown of the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, Cindy’s is a rooftop restaurant and open-air terrace with panoramic views of Millennium Park, The Art Institute, Lake Michigan and beyond. Executive Chef Christian Ragano joins forces with Sommelier Sterling Knight to bring family style classic comfort food, bio-dynamic wines and award-winning cocktails with large format apothecaries.
LondonHouse (The Loop)
Discover a truly one-of-a-kind experience at London House. Dine indoors or out as you enjoy re-imagined American cuisine and cocktails. Feed off a space that draws in both visitors and locals and inspires those at the top of their game to engage, sip, converse, taste, connect and exchange ideas.
J. Parker (Lincoln Park)
Sitting proudly above the Hotel Lincoln, the J. Parker offers the most spectacular views in all of Chicago. As you sip on one of our signature cocktails, enjoy the unobstructed water views from one of the lounges 140 outside seats, or 55 seats inside. The J. Parker is a perfect space for private events, a pre-dinner cocktail, or a night on the town.
Tucked away above Roots Handmade Pizza in the heart of West Town, Homestead on the Roof features farm-fresh seasonal fare from Executive Chef Scott Shulman. The magic of Homestead is its 85-seat outdoor rooftop patio with full view of the L-shaped, 3,000 square foot organic rooftop garden, two massive, vertical hanging gardens, dozens of planter boxes full of fruits, veggies and herbs, and a fireplace.
Relax amidst flowers, grapes, tomatoes, and herbs while you sip a cool beverage and dine in Gene’s European-style rooftop beer and wine garden. Their simple seasonal menu features Gene’s preservative-free smoked sausages and bratwurst cooked on an open wood sausage grill, daily specials, rotating beers on tap, and wines by the glass from around the world.
Photo Courtesy of LondonHouse's Facebook page.