What helps define the greatest cities in the world are those spots where a night out becomes epic. Thankfully for residents of NEMA, some of the most exciting outdoor bars in town are just a short walk away from these South Loop Chicago apartments. These are destinations where the views of the city are stunning, the drinks are crafted with inspiration and care, and the open air makes you feel like you are on top of the world.

With summer in the air, the city naturally wants to bask in it, and there is no place more well-equipped to help you do just that in supreme style than Devereaux. Located on the 18th floor of the Viceroy Chicago, Devereaux is the kind of place where the craft of mixology is taken to new heights. The Devereaux de Cru features an absinthe drip, a house-made sugar cube, and your choice of Dartigalongue Armagnac, Glenfiddich Grand Cru, or the show-stopping Hennessy Paradis, a cognac created by Maurice Fillioux in 1979 that has a gold color, thanks to eaux de vie aged to perfection in barrels. The menu also features knockout beers like Cruz Blanca and Haymarket and a signature Frosé, made with rosé, Ketel One botanical grapefruit, and lemon. Enjoy these by the pool with views of the Gold Coast and Lake Michigan, and you will fall in love with Chicago all over again with every sip.

IO Godfrey is known for its retractable roof and heated igloos for winter, both of which make it a year-round destination, but when that roof peels back and the sun is out, it’s the place you will want to be for Happy Hour on spring afternoons. Sip on Valdo Prosecco while snacking on Black Truffle Fries or pair Blistered Shishito Peppers with a crisp glass of the house Chardonnay. The sheer size of the space is a totally unique experience that allows your night to be as intimate or as raucous as you’d like to make it.

Tony’s Rooftop Bar is located in the Time Out Market and is named for Time Out’s founder, Tony Elliott. If Time Out has become one of the global go-to resources for exploring the best of the world’s cities, Tony’s Rooftop Bar is the culmination of honing what it takes to become a beloved nightspot. With wood beams on the ceiling and old Time Out London covers lining the walls, it's a bar as elegant as it is playful, casual enough for a last-minute get-together with friends and special enough for a big date night.

Whichever venue you choose to unwind, it’s an extension of your best of the best Chicago life in the luxury South Loop apartments at NEMA, where the pulse of the city and its most stunning views combine to give you nights as exceptional as they are unforgettable.

Contact the NEMA Chicago team to learn more and schedule a tour.