Subway: Brown, Purple (rush hrs) to Merchandise Mart(312) 222-4940 epicrestaurantchicago.com/sky41.890175 -87.631958 112 W Hubbard St (between Clark and LaSalle Sts) River North, Chicago
Sun–Wed 4pm-midnight; Thu 4pm-1am; Fri 4pm-2am; Sat 4pm–3am. Rooftop closes nightly at midnight.Average cocktail: $12
No one at Epic restaurant’s rooftop lounge seems to be worrying much about the drinks (strong, decent cocktails) or the view (a third-story close-up of nearby buildings). The point is you’re a few stories up, at a stark white bar or on a sleek white couch, and even the fact that you’re holding a plastic cup can’t stop you from feeling glamorous.