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Getting a prime table on a weekend at IO Urban Roofscape at the Godfrey Hotel is about as likely as someone giving you a free LBD from Oak Street (i.e., not likely).

While the pretty people flock on weekends for the Champagne brunch during the day and the outdoor fire pits at night, we think a weeknight at around 5:30pm is prime time. We went on a Tuesday evening and were able to snag a high-top table right under the retractable rooftop, perfect for people-watching and looking up at the sky.

Even better than the killer scenery were the specialty cocktails. The mojito ($12) was semi-frothy, not overly sweet, and the margarita ($10) was what one might call “mature.” (A salt rim wasn’t even an option.)

Incredible view, conversation-worthy drinks and the largest indoor-outdoor bar in the city--now if you only had that dress.

The Godfrey Hotel, 127 W. Huron; 312-649-2000 or

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