For some of the best views in Downtown Chicago, do not miss the new Loews Chicago Hotel terrace. This newly opened third-floor terrace includes a lounge, offering up interesting views of the city’s skyline as well as the lake. It also bills itself as the largest outdoor rooftop terrace in the entire city.
Streeterville Social is unique even for Chicago, with two bar areas, cabanas and a grassy area with greenery, lounge chairs, birdcage chairs, and the occasional game of croquet. The location also includes a large, custom-made Jenga set for a fun late afternoon in the sun or a place to grab a drink or two after work.
The menu includes cocktails like the custom-made Streeterville Mai Tai, or one of the selections from the Pink Page, a drink menu dedicated to all shades of the color pink. While you’re there, grab a small plate of ethnic street food with unique food offerings such as Crispy Lamb Belly Gyro, Bahn Mi, and Oyster Po’ Boy, along with familiar favorites like chicken wings and French fries.
The terrace is open every day of the week, as long as the weather holds out, with food available starting at 4pm. You’ll find the location off Michigan Avenue on the Streeterville side.