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Outdoor Dining Guide: Chicago 2022

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Leafy courtyards, rooftop terraces, sidewalk cafés, and beer gardens. This is our running list of delicious places to dine outside in Chicago.

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Mordecai

American classics and reimagined favorites.

Lake View East

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All Together Now

An all-day eatery and wine shop.

West Town

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Haymarket Pub & Brewery

Craft beer and pub fare.

West Loop

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Uvae Kitchen & Wine Bar

A wine bar and fromagerie.

Andersonville

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Daisies

Midwestern food with a focus on pasta.

Logan Square

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sushiDOKKU and Booze Box

Nigiri, maki, and Japanese small plates.

West Loop

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Robert Et Fils

Elegant French cuisine.

North Center

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Carbon Arc Bar & Board at the Davis Theater

Gourmet movie theater bites.

Lincoln Square

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NoMI

French twists on American dishes.

Streeterville

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Kinzie Chophouse

A Greek-inspired steakhouse.

River North

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Eleven Eleven

Wood-fired favorites.

West Loop

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Chicago Supper Club

An intimate farm-to-table pop-up.

Lake View East

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Torchio Pasta Bar

Classic Italian for everyone.

River North

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The Duck Inn

A modern day gastro-tavern.

Bridgeport

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El Che Steakhouse

An Argentinian-influenced steakhouse.

West Loop

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Mirai Sushi

Nigiri, fired rice, and octopus rolls.

Multiple Locations

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Crab Cellar

All-you-can-eat crab.

Lincoln Park

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Quality Crab & Oyster Bah

Fresh oysters, seafood, and more.

Lincoln Park

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Summer House

Summer eats and summer drinks.

Lincoln Park

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Bub City

BBQ, whiskey, and live country music.

Multiple Locations

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Ēma

Where California meets the Mediterranean.

River North

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Slightly Toasted

Coffee, toast, whiskey, & beer.

West Loop

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The Kitchen American Bistro

Globally-inspired shared plates.

River North

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The Fat Shallot

Classic sandwiches with a modern twist.

Lincoln Park

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Wishbone

Southern food & cocktails.

West Loop

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Marz Community Brewing Company

Bringing "new" to Chicago beer.

Bridgeport

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Geja's Cafe

A fondue destination.

Lincoln Park

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Victory Italian

Scratch-made Italian fare.

River North

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Victory Tap

Upscale Italian bites.

Near South Side

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Port and Park Bistro

Your everyday bistro.

Lake View

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RPM Seafood

Crudo, tartare, and seafood steaks.

River North

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Smyth

Creative fine dining from a husband-and-wife team.

West Loop

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Munno Pizzeria & Bistro

Neapolitan-style pizza.

Ravenwood

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Furious Spoon

Hot bowls of ramen and hip-hop.

Multiple Locations

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Legno by Suparossa

Regional Italian food.

Portage Park

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D'Agostino's

Famous thin-crust pizza since 1968.

Lake View

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Château Carbide

Seasonal Cote D’Azur dishes.

Chicago Loop

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Green Street Local

Chicago comfort food.

West Loop

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Land & Lake

Approachable American classics.

Andersonville

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HVAC Pub

Pizza, pub, and live music.

Wrigleyville

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Phlavz Bar & Grille

Urban jerk chicken.

Little Italy

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2d Restaurant

Mochi donuts and Asian-style fried chicken.

Lake View East

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Nella Pizza e Pasta

Authentic Neapolitan pizza.

Hyde Park

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The Albion Manor

An English pub & cocktail parlor.

Lincoln Park

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Cafe Selmarie

Serving Lincoln Square since '83.

Lincoln Square

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Tavern on Rush

An upscale contemporary steakhouse.

Gold Coast

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Las Fuentes Restaurant

Family-style Mexican cuisine.

Sheffield & DePaul

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Aire Rooftop Bar

Cocktails on the 24th floor.

Chicago Loop

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Amor Y Tequila

Homestyle Mexican cooking.

North Center

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BARDAVID

Sophisticated Mediterranean-influenced cuisine.

Woodlawn

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Rewired Pizza Cafe & Bar

Coffee, cocktails, and pizza.

Edgewater

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Tradition Gastro Pub

24 taps of curated beer.

Chicago Loop

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The Lakefront Restaurant

Midwestern fare, beer, and wine.

Lincoln Park

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Tecalitlan Restaurant

Authentic Mexican food & margaritas.

Goose Island

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The Park Supper Club

Next-level drinks and dining.

Washington Park

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Queenie's Supper Club & Cocktails

Old fashioned upscale dining.

Near West Side

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Nico Osteria

Fresh Italian seafood.

Gold Coast

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Buona Terra

A neighborhood Italian ristorante.

Logan Square

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Las Tablas

A Colombian-style steakhouse.

Multiple Locations

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Wild Blossom Meadery

Locally sourced wine & mead.

Washington Heights

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Joker's Cajun Smokehouse

BBQ eats with Cajun flair.

Logan Square

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Ocaso Kitchen & Bar

Thai-Mexican fusion.

Logan Square

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Adobo Grill

A fiesta in the heart of Oldtown.

Near North Side

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Dom's Kitchen and Market

Chicago's neighborhood kitchen.

Lincoln Park

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KOMO

Boundless Japanese dining.

West Loop

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Taquizo

Mexican classics with a modern approach.

West Town

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Provaré

Italian-Creole fusion.

West Town

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Bronzeville Winery

An elevated wine experience.

Bronzeville

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Pippin's Tavern

Chicago's quintessential Irish pub.

River North

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Fancy Plants Kitchen

Craft cocktails and bottomless brunch.

Lincoln Park

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Doña Tola

Traditional Mexican cooking.

Wrigleyville

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Tatas Kitchen + Social

Tacos, tequila, & bottle service.

Portage Park

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Carnivale

Latin fusion.

West Loop

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Gale Street Inn

Prime steaks, fresh seafood, famous ribs.

Jefferson Park

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Royal Highness Zhu 朱椿

Numbingly hot Chengdu cuisine.

Lincoln Park

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Hopleaf Bar

Belgian brews and eats.

Ravenswood

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Whadda Jerk

Caribbean and jerk street food.

West Town

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Pearl's Southern Comfort

Southern comfort and BBQ.

Edgewater

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Rose Mary

Italian influenced Croatian cuisine.

Fulton Market

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Bella Notte

Prime-aged steaks and fresh seafood.

West Town

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Pops for Champagne

A dedicated champagne bar.

River North

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Devereaux

A luxury rooftop bar.

Rush & Division

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Porkchop

Urban-inspired BBQ and whiskey.

Multiple Locations

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Weather Mark Tavern

Bottomless mimosa brunch.

South Loop

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Azul Mariscos

Latin-inspired seafood.

Pulaski Park

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Replay

A vintage arcade bar.

Lincoln Park

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Dear Margaret

Midwestern-inspired French-Canadian cuisine.

Lakeview

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Francesca's

Rustic Italian dishes.

Multiple Locations

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Enoteca Roma

Inspired by the food of Rome.

Ukrainian Village

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avec

Mediterranean and Midwestern shared plates.

Multiple Locations

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Chop Shop

A restaurant, bar, and butcher shop.

West Town

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Pescadero Seafood & Oyster Bar

Maritime-themed food & drinks.

Multiple Locations

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Barrio

Creative Mexican fare.

River North

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Omakase Takeya

Chicken ramen specialties.

Fulton Market

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Frasca Pizzeria & Wine Bar

Specialty pizza & hearty pasta.

Lake View

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Oda

Authentic Turkish and Georgian meals.

Andersonville

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Ella Elli

Globally-inspired cuisine.

Lake View

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Tuco & Blondie

A food party, Mexican-style.

North Center

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The Delta

Food from the Mississippi delta.

Wicker Park

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Smoke Daddy

BBQ and live music every day.

Multiple Locations

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Havana Grill

A rum and tequila oasis.

River Grill

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Half Acre Beer Co.

Craft brews in the beer garden.

Bowmanville

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Surge Coffee Bar & Billiards

Brews, baskets, and billiards.

Multiple Locations

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Americanos

Traditional Mexican-American food.

West Morgan Park

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Bungalow by Middle Brow

Sourdough bread and pizza pies.

Logan Square

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Tacos Lotería

Tacos, tostadas, and burritos.

Logan Square

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Taureaux Tavern

A taste of France in Chicago.

Chicago Loop

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Kostali by NAHA

Touring the Mediterranean coast.

River North

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The River Kitchen & Bar

A riverside modern sports bar.

Lake View East

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Fat Rosie's Taco and Tequila Bar

A fun, hip, and festive taqueria.

Multiple Locations

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Cajun Boil & Bar

Classic seafood boils.

Multiple Locations

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I|O Godfrey Roofscape

A year-round rooftop lounge.

River North

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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

Expertly-made 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

A 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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TenGoku Aburiya

An 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

A breezy riverfront pizzeria.

River North

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Theory

Burgers, beer, & sports.

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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