801 is one of my favorite neighborhood restaurants in Chicago because they always have something going on in each season. The main draw is their stunning rooftop. It provides a great view of the activity going on in the neighborhood of Shaw.
Plus, their menu of specialty cocktails, beer, and wine is always changing so there is always something new to try.
However, one of my favorite times to visit the Rooftop at 801 is the winter. Even after the holidays have ended, 801 decorates the rooftop with winter-themed lights and garland. The area is covered with a plastic tent and is heated but it gives the illusion of drinking outside even on the coldest days.
801 also offers an affordable brunch deal with moderately priced entrees plus bottomless mimosas for $15/person. (Most places are $20.) The mimosas are mix-your-own and come with four juice flavors plus a bottle of champagne. I always really appreciate this because I can manage the sugar juice in my drinks a little more. For entrees, my favorites are the avocado toast and the 8th Street Sandwich.