Raised Bar & Restaurant, at the Renaissance, Downtown Chicago

About Us

Inspired by the 'Main Stem' river district location, RAISED | An Urban Rooftop Bar delivers unparalleled service and breathtaking views of Chicago. The name RAISED, refers to many conceptual layers: the iconic bascule drawbridges that line the Chicago river, the river locks that raise the water for passing boats, and the elevation of the urban rooftop location. The name also draws inspiration from the urban gardener and the DIY hop grower, brew master, or wine maker with the notion of raised garden beds, hop plants and grape vines.

With an industrial aesthetic, eclectic style and raw finishes, raised welcomes locals and guests to enjoy the indoor/outdoor bar, open roof deck and private outdoor areas overlooking the scenic downtown Chicago River view.

We have raised the bar of service while encouraging you to enjoy the relaxed luxury atmosphere and to raise your glass in celebration to an unforgettable Chicago dining experience.

The Menu

Raised features American bar food with a twist, highlighting sharable plates – ideal for mixing and mingling while soaking up the summer. Our chefs focus on all things local, sourcing menu ingredients within 200 miles of Raised. The bar-focused classics are presented with surprising twists that will delight every palate.

The Beverages

Designed to complement our chef’s American cuisine, the beverage program at Raised features an array of wine, beer and cocktails. Local breweries are the highlight, featuring six rotating draft beers together with over 40 beers by the bottle from breweries located throughout the neighborhoods of Chicago, including Off Color Brewing from Logan Square, Local Option from Lincoln Park, and more. With eight wines on tap, guests have the option of ordering wine by the glass, or they may enjoy more than 35 wines by the bottle, ranging from champagne, old-and new-world reds and whites, as well as a selection of summery rosés. With a cocktail program that includes offerings both by the glass and/or decanters for groups, the creative libations with seasonal, fresh ingredients encourage guests to sample and share. Raise a glass in Raised’s collection of rare, interesting glassware, with house-made cocktails being a focal point.

Raised Bar is 21 and up

We do not take reservations. First come, first served. However, if you are interested in booking a party of 10 or more people please contact us through our inquiry page.



Operating Hours

Monday-Thursday 4pm-12am
Friday and Saturday 2pm-12am
kitchen closes at 10pm every day
*outdoor patio closes at 12am

No reservations - first come, first served

Reservations can be made for parties of 10 or more

© 2016-18 Raised An Urban Rooftop Bar
1 West Upper Wacker Drive · Chicago, Illinois 60601
312-795-3444