Chicago goes wild for rooftop season! How can you blame us after we endured months of chilly temps and gray days? Last summer, Raised, London House, Green River, Cindy’s, and J Parker were some of the hot rooftop spots. Also, in this season, you can find several new sky-high spots that are bound to draw crowds on a warm, sunny day. Below are three rooftop spots opening in May that are sure to be popular places for cocktails al fresco.
Chicago Rooftop Bars Opening May 2017
1. Apogee, River North
660 N State St, Chicago, IL 60654
Apogee replaced the Vertigo Sky Lounge on top of the Dana Hotel in River North. The artfully prepared cocktails look almost to pretty to drink! If you like Benjamin Schiller’s cocktails at The Berkshire Room in River North. Or the Fifty/50 Restaurant Group’s hot tub bar Bunny Slope at the ACME hotel, you’ll appreciate Apogee. Schiller and Fifty/50 Restaurant Group are behind Apogee. Where you can find creative cocktail experiences including drinks that are sized to share. Apogee opened on Friday, May 5, 2017. And it is now accepting reservations with a $25 deposit.
2. Cabana Club, Wicker Park
2018 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
Head to the Cabana Club for a beachy vibe and cocktails poolside. Located at Wicker Park’s busiest intersections, the Cabana Club sits on top of the Robey Hotel. The club offers indoor and outdoor space with striped blue and white furnishings. Also, guests can enjoy a cocktail outside near the hotel’s outdoor pool. Making you feel like you’re on vacation without leaving the city. No need for a swim suit, because swimming in the pool is reserved for hotel guests only. The Cabana Club is expected to open Sunday, May 7, 2017.
3. Noyane, River North
You can soon visit Noyane (which means ‘hidden roof’ in Japanese) on top of the Conrad Hotel for contemporary Japanese cuisine and top-shelf cocktails. The trendy spot is located off of the Magnificent Mile and offers gorgeous city views. Also, sushi and saki lovers, this is your spot! Noyane is expected to open in late May 2017.
Rendering of Noyane | Conrad Chicago