In a city of astounding views, everyone wants to be on top.
Bars, cafes, restaurants, and rooftops have risen to the challenges presented by the fusion of a local pandemic and a bitter Chicago winter. There are now a wide variety of wonderful covid-friendly outdoor dining spots for winter in Chicago.
Options in all different shapes and sizes all across the city offer different experiences and ways of keeping warm while enjoying the finest drinks and dishes Chicago has to offer. To find some of the very best of these, however, you have to look to the skies.
Joy District, The Godfrey Hotel, and the The Gwen Hotel all have unique rooftops of their own but another remarkable rooftop to add to the mix can be found down at 85 East Upper Wacker Drive on the 22nd floor of London House Chicago. The elegant tri-level rooftop bar boasts unparalleled 360 views and now, with its inaugral ‘Rudolph’s Rooftop’, it’s a must-do winter experience.
Overlooking the Chicago River and the hustle and bustle of Michigan Avenue, the stunning rooftop is located on the 22nd floor of the luxury lifestyle hotel London House Chicago. This year the hotel launched its first-ever ‘Rudolph’s Rooftop’ experience and it looks absolutely magical.
Whimsical décor, rentable outdoor igloos, and celebratory cocktails served from their iconic ice bar create a unique experience that shouldn’t be missed. Heaters and blankets mean you can enjoy the fantastic panoramic views while staying warm and cozy.
Holiday décor and festive fare provide the perfect setting for some extra-special photo ops and a range of house-made holiday cocktails at $16 each offer some brilliant drinks to delve into in the process.
The spicy Ugly Sweater is a sensational fusion of Don Julio Blanco, mango, habanero, and orange but for those wanting to warm up, the Sleigh Wreck is served warm with Bullet Rye, Bailey’s Apple Pie, Earl Grey, cinnamon, and whipped cream. A Bad Santa comes made from Zacapa 23 Rum, Crème de Banane, Carpano Antica, toasted coconut, and absinthe while a Naughty & Nice is a blend of Ketel One Peach Orange Blossom, Danica Rose, raspberry, hibiscus, and lemon.
The whimsical winter wonderland will be open through Sunday, January 3 on the hotel’s famed 22nd level terrace. Tickets for Rudolph’s Rooftop are priced at $50 per guest and include two elevated cocktails and two bites upon entry, with additional holiday bites or cocktails available by purchase.
Tickets can be purchased via EventBrite or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a private igloo.