Rooftop bars with spectacular views aren’t hard to find in Chicago. But according to new rankings published by a travel website, one specific bar tops them all.
In fact, the iconic establishment has been considered the best rooftop bar in the country.
The Big 7 Travel website released its official list of the 50 best rooftop bars in the United States on Monday, ranking Cindy’s Rooftop number one. Located atop the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel in the Loop, Cindy’s has a scenic terrace that offers panoramic views of Millennium Park, Lake Michigan and more, according to its website.
Big 7 Travel describes Cindy’s as a dizzying bar “you’ll come back to” and an establishment “always packed with locals and out-of-towners thanks to its sweeping views…”
The stunning views, however, aren’t the only reason it stands out.
The cocktails are “among the most creative in town,” made with ingredients such as kombucha, according to the website, which says the food is locally sourced, organic and delicious. Due to its popularity, the window to make a reservation is one month.
While Cindy’s took the crown, another Chicago bar also made the top 50 list.
Located on the seventh floor of the Emily Hotel in Fulton Market, Selva has been rated 34. According to the review website, Selva is inspired by the energy of Mexico at night, “meaning you can guarantee a good time”.
Drinks “pack too” and there are plenty of options to choose from.
In addition to tequilas and mezcal, artisanal Mexican spirits like charanga are available.
Here is the list of the 10 best establishments:
- Cindy’s roof – Chicago
- Red Barber – Denver
- The Cloudveil – Jackson Hole, Wyoming
- White limo – Nashville
- Westlight – New York
- POV Rooftop Bar and Restaurant – Washington DC
- 9 Mile Station – Atlanta
- Z Rooftop 23 – Houston
- From the rooftop – Phoenix
- El Techo – San Francisco
The full list of 50 bars can be found here.