Bundle up, Chicago. Our city is about to enter its 4th (and harshest) season: Winter.
Nonetheless, Chicagoans are tough and always down for a good time. Even during the chilliest months of the year, the show goes on — with restaurants, bars, and events buzzing around town. Believe it or not, there are a variety of outdoor rooftops that cater to Chicago’s winter. Scroll below for our favorite rooftops (and patios) you should visit this season.
See the best rooftops and patios for a Chicago winter…
Number 6: I|O Godfrey
I|O Godfrey (127 W. Huron Street)
The rooftop at I|O Godfrey transforms into a winter wonderland during Chicago’s coldest months.
Number 5: The Peninsula
The Peninsula (108 E. Superior Street)
Grab a pair of skates and hit the ice rink at the luxury hotel, called The Peninsula Sky Rink.
Number 4: Drumbar
Drumbar (201 E. Delaware Place)
Sip a craft cocktail in Drumbar’s swanky digs, complete with city views and outdoor fireplaces.
Number 3: J. Parker
J. Parker (1816 N. Clark Street)
Sit atop the J.Parker, overlooking Lincoln Park and ZooLights — inside warm and cozy confines.
Number 2: Dark Horse
Dark Horse (3443 N. Sheffield Avenue)
Step inside this inviting neighborhood bar, complete with a beer patio, open year-round.
Number 1: The Gwen
The Gwen (521 N. Rush Street)
New for 2017, The Gwen Hotel recently unveiled a rooftop curling rink and seasonal cocktails.
Chicago Magazine created a super cool video about the Gwen, click HERE.
Which wintery spot looks best to you?