Chicago’s Best Rooftop Bars

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Chicago is known for many things — one of them being its striking skyline. Residents of our apartments in Chicago are spoiled for choice when it comes to relaxing among the beautiful views of the cityscape. For those looking to enjoy a libation among the clouds, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite rooftop bars that will elevate your next happy hour.

Z Bar

With a prime location in Streeterville, Z Bar boasts not only amazing views but one-of-a-kind cocktails. We recommend trying their signature Z drink which combines gin, Japanese cucumber, and mint for a refreshing libation. They also offer tasty mocktails including an alcohol-free mojito and a flavorful spritz. To eat, we recommend sharing their daikon frites, burrata, and seasonal sliders. Pull up a seat with friends and enjoy leisurely sips and bites while taking in magnificent views.

Gene’s Sausage Shop & Delicatessen

If you’re in the mood for something more casual but still with awesome views, grab a seat at Gene’s Sausage Shop & Delicatessen. Meet up with friends to enjoy cold beer, potato pancakes, and of course delicious grilled sausages. Gene’s offers over 40 varieties of housemade sausages in their beloved European-style market downstairs. In the summer, their rooftop patio opens and serves all of their classics along with wine and beer.


For the best views, you must grab a seat at Cindy’s. Offering up sights of Millennium Park and the water, Cindy’s is a must-see for any resident of Chicago. Located on the 13th floor of the Chicago Athletic Association there is plenty for visitors to enjoy at this establishment. Try one of their signature drinks like the Cardamom Collins and the Sipsmith Martini and cap off the evening with their chocolate mocha cake.

If you’re looking to enjoy beautiful views closer to home, check out one of our LPC communities that features stylish rooftop amenities, like Eugenie Terrace on the Park! Or, to speak to a Lincoln representative, contact the team today.