In a city where practically every restaurant can pull back its front wall of windows to let the outdoors in, Market stands above the rest with its newly renovated rooftop. Although the patio opened to the public earlier this month, its official launch party is set for the weekend of June 1.
With seating for 200 in swanky booths and umbrella-covered tables, and boasting a built-in runway/stage (an ideal spot for the nightly live DJ), Market's revamped roof is the ultimate place for an evening party. But the absolute clincher on the Near West Side spot is the breathtaking scenery: this deck offers unrivaled 360-degree city views.
On Market's extensive drink menu, a few new cocktails hit the spot for summer. Affair in Paris combines Voli Lyte, champagne, and a house-made strawberry puree; and for the guys, The Gentleman mixes Gentleman Jack Whiskey, lemon juice, simple syrup, and Angostura bitters. Market is also the only spot in Chicago to offer the complete line of Skinnygirl beverages for those seeking a bikini-conscious cocktail, and bottle service is available, too.
Since its new layout is so conducive to sharing appetizers, the Market rooftop will serve a selection of shareable small plates for the first time. Menu mainstays include cheese and meat or hummus platters, and the restaurant’s renowned Market Minis (Wagyu beef sliders). 1113 W. Randolph St., 312-929-4787