Chicago Spots to Celebrate a Summer Birthday

Those who are lucky enough to have summer birthdays know that the best part is being able to celebrate outside. Get your party pants on, enjoy the beautiful weather, and start off another year right at these chic spots.

ROOF on theWit

via Flickr user Gina Collecchia

via Flickr user Gina Collecchia

ROOF on theWit, located atop theWit Hotel, is as much a chill rooftop bar as it is a raging party spot—depending on when you go. Looking for a more relaxed atmosphere? Head there in the late afternoon. Want to party hard? Saturday nights are the perfect time for that, with DJs spinning the hottest music and drinks flowing freely as you look out at the amazing views of Chicago.

You can find ROOF on theWit at 201 N State St.

Trader Todd’s

via Flickr user spablab

via Flickr user spablab

Trader Todd’s is a Caribbean-themed Lakeview karaoke hotspot complete with a bar that’s an actual boat! Nothing loosens up the vocal cords like strong tropical cocktails. They have a little stage next to the DJ with a ton of song options, and you can hit it solo or bring a couple friends using their multiple microphones. Catch your breath and listen to the stylings of other Chicagoans while lounging on their patio.

You can find Trader Todd’s at 3216 N Sheffield Ave.

Hopleaf Bar

Flickr user, Kara Brugman

Flickr user, Kara Brugman

Hopleaf Bar is a hip spot in Ravenswood that features an unmatched selection of beers and grub. With a seasonally changing menu and a rotating selection of craft beers in bottles and on tap, you can discover a new favorite every visit. Come for the food, beer, and atmosphere for a deliciously unique experience, and if it’s a warm day, their patio is where it’s at.

You can find Hopleaf Bar at 5148 N Clark St.

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