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Outdoor Dining Guide: Chicago 2021

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Cozy courtyards, fire pits, and beer gardens. This is our running list of delicious places to dine outside in Chicago.

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I|O Godfrey Roofscape

A year-round rooftop lounge.

River North

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Mordecai

Reimagined American favorites.

Wrigleyville

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The Perch Kitchen and Tap

A neighborhood restaurant & brewery.

Wicker Park

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Wyler Road

A destination for sandwiches.

Logan Square

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The Leavitt Street Inn & Tavern

Your neighborhood watering hole.

Bucktown

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Uproar

A modern global diner.

Old Town

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Bijan's

American comfort food.

River North

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Heritage Restaurant & Caviar Bar

Smoky, salty, sour, & sweet.

West Town

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Joe's Imports

Mediterranean food & wine.

Fulton Market

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Crosby's Kitchen

Midwestern comfort food.

Southport Corridor

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Wherewithall

Weekly prix fixe dinners.

Avondale

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The Bureau Bar & Restaurant

Wings, burgers, tacos, & pizza.

South Loop

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Big Star

Tacos, whiskey, & honky-tonk.

Multiple Locations

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ROCKS Lakeview

Burgers, cocktails, & beer.

Lakeview

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Savannah Supper Club

Southern food seven days a week.

North Center

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Avli

Contemporary Greek fare.

Multiple Locations

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RAMEN-SAN

Hot broth, cold beer, & hip hop.

Multiple Locations

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Aba

Modern Mediterranean.

Fulton Market

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The Publican

A homage to oysters, pork, & beer.

Fulton Market

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Publican Quality Meats

Charcuterie & special cuts.

Fulton Market

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The Aviary

Cutting edge cocktails.

Fulton Market

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Roister

Rustic hearth-fired fare.

Fulton Market

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Harvest at Lakeshore Sport & Fitness

Seasonal food at the fitness center.

Lincoln Park

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Declan's Irish Pub

Corned beef, wings, & whiskey.

Old Town

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Gussie's Handmade Italian

A family-owned Italian joint.

Old Town

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Hutch American Bistro

A neighborhood bistro.

Lakeview

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Rizzo's Bar & Inn

An upscale sports bar.

Lakeview East

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Barcocina

Tacos, tots, & empanadas.

Lakeview East

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Ceres' Table

Midwestern meets Italian.

Lakeview East

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Nisei Lounge

A baseball dive bar.

Lakeview East

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Frontier

Smoked meats & hearty sides.

Noble Square

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District Brew Yards

Beer, cabanas, & BBQ.

West Town

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Big Delicious Planet

Urban farm dinners.

West Town

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Cebu

Modern regional Filipino cuisine.

West Town

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Rhine Hall Distillery

European-style brandy.

Near West Side

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Ina Mae Tavern & Packaged Goods

A taste of New Orleans.

Wicker Park

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Mott St

Asian-American feast-style dining.

Wicker Park

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The Violet Hour

Seasonal craft cocktails.

Wicker Park

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Francois Frankie

A New Orleans-style brasserie.

The Loop

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Whiskey Business

Whiskey, tacos, brunch, & beer.

Wicker Park

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CH Distillery

Spirits & sushi.

West Loop

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Asadito

Tacos, tequila, and good times.

West Loop

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Little Toasted

Coffee, toast, whiskey, & beer.

West Loop

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The Press Room

Wine bar & speakeasy.

West Loop

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The Loyalist

Burgers, cocktails, & caviar.

West Loop

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New Line Tavern

Superb bar fare & daily specials.

West Loop

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The Darling

An enchanting cocktail bar.

West Loop

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TenGoku Aburiya

Authentic Japanese izakaya.

West Loop

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Lou's Backyard

The yard at St. Lou's Assembly.

West Loop

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Z Bar

Cocktails, bites, & rooftop views.

River North

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bar avec

An Iberian-inspired rooftop.

River North

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Good Measure

A lo-fi neighborhood bar.

River North

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Pizzeria Portofino

Breezy riverfront pizzeria.

River North

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Theory

Burgers, beer, & sports.

River North

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TAO Chicago

Fine Asian fusion.

River North

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RPM Steak

A modern steakhouse.

River North

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RPM Italian

Contemporary Italian.

River North

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Three Dots and a Dash

A destination for all things tiki.

River North

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Upstairs at the Gwen & Rooftop Terrace

Craft cocktails & small plates.

River North

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Tortoise Supper Club

Metropolitan supper club.

River North

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Lil' Ba-Ba-Reeba!

Spanish tapas & sangria.

River North

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Sushi-San

Fresh sushi, hip hop, & cold beer.

River North

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The Kerryman

Authentic Irish fare.

River North

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Boca Loca Cantina

Tacos all day, every day.

River North

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LH on 21 & 22

Re-imagined American fare.

Loop

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Butch McGuire's

An Irish classic since 1961.

Gold Coast

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Starbucks Reserve Roastery

Coffee, cocktails, city views.

Streeterville

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Sofitel

French-inspired fare.

Streeterville

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The Dandy Crown

A neighborhood cocktail bar.

River West

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Pilot Project Brewing

Beer, coffee, & sandwiches.

Logan Square

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Billy Sunday

Vintage spirits & cocktails.

Logan Square

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Easy Does It

A patio, bottle shop, & bar.

Logan Square

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Table Donkey & Stick

Farm-driven, Alps-inspired.

Logan Square

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Beautiful Rind

Your neighborhood cheese shop.

Logan Square

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Flat & Point

Wood-fired, Alpine-inspired.

Logan Square

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The Duplex

Community, cocktails, & dining.

Logan Square

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Bayan Ko

A Filipino-Cuban mashup.

Lincoln Square

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Eris Brewery and Cider House

Beer, cider, & food for all.

Old Irving Park

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Begyle Brewing

Quality beer & community.

North Center

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Volo Restaurant Wine Bar

Boutique wines & bistro fare.

North Center

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Brownstone Tavern & Grill

Bar fare, beer, & daily specials.

North Center

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