As a native Texan, moving to Chicago made me appreciate the warmth more than ever. There’s no better way to take advantage of the good weather than enjoying drinks on a rooftop. Grab a friend, go downtown and visit one of these five Insta-worthy Chicago rooftops this summer.

1. London House Rooftop Bar

Towering over the Chicago Riverwalk, the London House Rooftop Bar arguably has the best views of the city. The bustling sounds of downtown and the glistening lights that reflect off the water create a chic atmosphere. Enjoy a spritz and an LH classic burger while you take in Chicago's views on this quintessential rooftop.

2. The J. Parker

The J. Parker is a swanky rooftop with spectacular views of Chicago. Their extensive menu of cocktails and spirits, classic American food selection and classy atmosphere make this the perfect place for impressing a friend or a date.

3. Cerise Rooftop

Cerise Rooftop, situated on top of the Virgin Hotels Chicago, is a “reimagined rooftop experience” in the heart of the Loop. This is the place to go for a night of music and dancing. The DJ nights and panoramic views of the city complete the vibe.

4. Aire

Twenty-four floors above the city streets, Aire is yet another rooftop with impeccable views of the city. Bring friends to take in the calming atmosphere while enjoying craft cocktails, wine and shareable plates.

5. Cabra

This Fulton Market spot on top of the Hoxton Hotel is the dream rooftop for foodies. Not only does it have a great skyline view, but the Peruvian-inspired bites and drinks by acclaimed chef Stephanie Izard are outstanding. Try a refreshing Golden Hour drink while you take in the golden hour scenery. 

Before summer ends, be sure to check out these Chicago spots. Grab a friend and your phone (for pictures, duh), and enjoy the rooftop experience.