A grill and minifridge prevent the hassle of going back and forth from your kitchen indoors, making it much easier to dine on the rooftop. I wouldn’t mind flipping burgers with this view on a lovely summer evening.
Everything about this rooftop shouts summer. From the lounge chairs that face breathtaking city views, to the sunny chartreuse color of the planters and cabinets to the minifridge and grill pair — this is the spot to sip a cold beer while the host flips burgers.
Swap your charcoal for propane or gas. Charcoal-fired grills give off substances that contribute to poor air quality, so try using a propane or gas-fueled model instead. I know some die-hard charcoal fans won't want to give up that characteristic smoky flavor, but gas grills can't be beat in terms of convenience.
Previous examples looked outside from inside, but the last few step onto terraces to take in views that are even more expansive. This rooftop deck just west of the bend of the Chicago River has a great view of the curving 333 Wacker Drive and other Loop buildings to the south.
This is a very clean and simple design. Question: Are you wanting a bar sink or a larger one that you can actually wash something in? (Is the sink for making drinks or making dinner?) Also, they make mini fridges with icemakers if that is something you would like.