Rooftops & Outdoor Bars in the Midwest
Top rooftop and outdoor spots to toast the summer season
As the temperatures rise, that signals the best time of the year for Midwesterners – rooftop and outdoor bar season. There’s no better way to soak up the sun than from atop one of the city’s finest spots. When 5 o’clock hits you’ll be sure find the outdoor scene packed. From cool vibes to craft cocktails and a bird’s eye view of the city, here are some of our top spots to raise a glass and imbibe.
Chicago: Streeterville Social
Located at the Loews Chicago Hotel in the heart of downtown with sweeping views of the city, Streeterville Social is not only a great after work and weekend gathering grounds but a cocktail and culinary destination. Lead by Executive Chef Trevor Hoyte, the culinary team delivers an innovative and global approach to its fare. Equally impressive are the cocktails you’ll find on the roof. From creative spins on classics to frozen concoctions, you’ll find something to wet your whistle.
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Kansas City: Horsefeather Social
Not all outdoor spaces are created equal. KCer’s and out-of-towners will appreciate this outdoor bar and lawn space located on the 7th floor of the newly opened Loews Kansas City Hotel in Downtown KC. Guests are invited to sip on the ‘Horsefeather’ a Midwest favorite developed in the early 1900s and an iteration of the classic Horse’s Neck cocktail (similar to a Moscow Mule), munch on locally inspired bar bites and take in the Instagram worthy views of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. A visit to this seasonal outdoor bar will not disappoint.
St. Louis: The Bullock
The Bullock is a stunning outdoor terrace with unmatched Busch Stadium views, overlooking all of the action in Ballpark Village. Featuring communal tables, an extra-large television, and an expansive fireplace set in the center, this is a prime special event space. From MLB post-game podcasts to live music and an outdoor Twilight movie series, it is the perfect summer hang-out for guests and locals alike.