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ROOF on theWit

201 N State St (at Lake St), Chicago, IL 60601, United States
Hours:
Closed until 4:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 4:00 PM–2:00 AM
  • Sat
    • 4:00 PM–3:00 AM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
Yes
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Wi-Fi:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
Yes

27 Stories Above It All

8.5/10

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  • Time Out Chicago

    TheWit Hotel’s swank rooftop lounge sports a specialty cocktail menu, a well-curated wine list and Mediterranean small plates. Read more

    Time Out Chicago · September 14, 2010
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  • Crain's Chicago Business

    For a great summer sipper, try the resurgently popular Pimm's No. 1 in a Pimm's Cup Cooler with muddled cucumber, citrus, ginger and soda. Read more

    Crain's Chicago Business · May 10, 2010
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  • Crain's Chicago Business

    Roof at the Wit Hotel seats 150 in its open-air portion and 150 indoors, but even on chilly days, the place fills up quickly. Read more

    Crain's Chicago Business · September 28, 2010
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  • Thrillist

    The glass-enclosed rooftop offers unparalleled views of the cityscape, as well as a table for four you could probably nab if you got there super early (Protip: get there super early). Read more

    Thrillist · June 11, 2013
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  • Hakim H.

    For a Truly Great Experience Ask for me! I'll show you how we do it above it all.

    Hakim Hamid · November 17, 2010
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  • Juicy Couture

    The best view of the city, and the ultimate way to experience it - a glass-enclosed table for eight, suspended from the ceiling. Get on the reservation list ASAP!

    Juicy Couture · October 22, 2010
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  • phil m.

    Have drinks atop the Wit Hotel (The Roof)

    phil mcneary · January 27, 2010
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  • Brenda Gail T.

    yummy drinks. super cool, savvy atmosphere. beautiful view.

    Brenda Gail Teruel · March 30, 2010
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  • Leyla A.

    Be careful, the drinks are pricey yet potent

    Leyla Arsan · November 29, 2011
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  • Andre C.

    The special is a misprint. Definitely Check with the manager first.

    Andre C. · June 9, 2011
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  • Sade B.

    Great music, and amazing views of the city. A Chicago must-see.

    Sade B · September 12, 2010
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  • Josh H.

    Totally worth the view.

    Josh Hersh · March 27, 2010
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  • Katie L.

    Have drinks outside before it gets too cold!

    Katie Lowes · September 8, 2009
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  • Kimmi K.

    Great atmosphere! Delicious menu! Fantastic staff! Roof will give you something to write home about!

    Kimmi Kate · September 23, 2010
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  • Brace C.

    Tip your bartenders and waitresses. :-)

    Brace Clement · August 18, 2010
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  • Chicago magazine

    Must-try cocktail: Sex on the Roof: Absolut Citron, St-Germain, Aperol, and citrus.

    Chicago magazine · August 17, 2012
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  • Hakim H.

    Yellow Label to start! GET SOME

    Hakim Hamid · November 17, 2010
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  • Hakim H.

    The All new sex on the roof: KEY CLUB LIME. great drink

    Hakim Hamid · November 10, 2010
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  • David A.

    Be sure to check out the views on lake side. Cool little spot.

    David Armano · May 9, 2010
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  • J Monique C.

    The cucumber gin pushpop is awesome!!!

    J Monique Collier · August 24, 2013
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  • Mary Kay H.

    Be prepared to pay a $10 cover after 9pm on the weekend.

    Mary Kay Hardcastle · September 16, 2012
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  • @MisterHirsch

    One of top rooftops in Chicago to have a cocktail.

    @MisterHirsch · October 14, 2011
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  • Olesea F.

    beautiful dancing bar

    Olesea Fortuna · September 14, 2011
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  • Jaunted

    Richard Branson was here. If you're in the mood for the "Virgin Smackdown" cocktail, have the bartender throw a splash of Chambord in your champagne.

    Jaunted · May 28, 2011
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  • Michael D.

    Get the Aye Caramba -- it's HoT hOT HOt!!!

    Michael Dechert · May 30, 2010
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  • Rob C.

    This hands down the best rooftop in the city. Make sure you check out the "hangover" and try their lamb sliders.

    Rob Chopra · April 24, 2010
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  • Josh J.

    My new favorite place to grab drinks when I'm in town. A spectacular view with great drinks. Service can be slow at times though but the view makes up for it

    Josh Jamour · June 19, 2012
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  • Lauren M.

    Try the sex on the roof... it's less messy than the beach....

    Lauren Monaco · September 22, 2011
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  • Tiffany E.

    Open year-round is a plus! Also great dj & drinks! Get there early to avoid standing in line

    Tiffany English · August 16, 2011
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  • Brandon V.

    not sure what the drink is called, but it had Effen Cucumber, Pims, a dash of bitters and Ginger Beer... so refreshing!!! Read more

    Brandon Vaughn · June 30, 2011
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  • JewelMint

    Don't miss out on A Daytime Affair. Sundays starting at 11a!

    JewelMint · May 9, 2011
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  • Tammy

    Good mojitos, friendly people, beautiful view

    Tammy · July 15, 2010
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  • Israel H.

    Very nice decor, modern, nice people, nice place, outdoors and indoors with great view and great mojitos

    Israel H · July 14, 2010
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  • David K.

    Feel free to check your parachute and continue to wear your parachute shirt

    David Kurlander · May 30, 2010
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  • Patrick F.

    You can find amazing views of the city from this rooftop bar. The service is great and a pretty stellar atmosphere. One of my go-to's in Chicago.

    Patrick Finley (@pjfinley) · December 25, 2014
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  • Mark B.

    Good downtown views and cocktails.

    Mark Brouch · August 7, 2014
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  • Hetal L.

    We ordered some nachos. Super oily stuff. Try the sofie Belgian beer and definitely Stella cider!

    Hetal Lakhani · April 19, 2014
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  • Ken M.

    Drink liquor and enjoy the view

    Ken McLennan · April 11, 2013
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  • Jen V.

    Horrible service. We made a reservation for a bachelorette party and were treated like second rate citizens. If this is cool, I have no interest in being cool.

    Jen V. · October 21, 2012
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  • Dulce C.

    Best Place to jsut go and have a drink and hang with friends or have dinner either way you cannot! go wrong here one of my Fav spots!

    Dulce Corazon · October 3, 2012
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  • Erin

    Yeah...they serve everything in plastic cups.

    Erin · September 4, 2012
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  • Jessica

    Long long line people butt in front of you and the only way in even with reservations is if your practically naked!

    Jessica · June 24, 2012
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  • A D.

    Horrible service and bad music. There are lots of better options in the area.

    A D · February 22, 2012
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  • Natalie J.

    Sunday Funday spot! Fun vibe and delish cocktails!

    Natalie Jean · September 6, 2011
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  • James A.

    This place on Sundays reminds of Miami. Is that a good or bad thing? That's something you'll have to answer for yourself.

    James A. Wooten III · September 4, 2011
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  • Nicki W.

    Swank vibe, out of this world views and a sexy crowd. The food is pretty great too. This place is rockin' during Happy Hour as well as Sunday afternoons.

    Nicki Walliser · July 29, 2011
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  • Rachael M.

    Great view, worst service in the city.

    Rachael Mclean · July 18, 2011
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  • Mingle Around M.

    Eye candy alert!

    Mingle Around Matchmaker · July 13, 2011
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  • Steve T.

    A must stop if you are in the area.

    Steve Talbott · March 28, 2011
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  • Rocketeer

    They play the best (old) music.

    Rocketeer · March 10, 2011
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