Bucktown / Wicker Park / West Town
Big Delicious Planet Festive urban farm dinners take place in a lush garden under a pergola.
Cebu Join Cebu on their Wicker Park patio for modern regional Filipino cuisine.
Friend of the Devil Order crispy fried chicken and smash patty burgers to go, then grab a seat outside on Milwaukee Ave.
Frontier Join Frontier in the beer garden for smoked meats and hearty Southern-inspired sides.
Ina Mae Tavern & Packaged Goods Chef Brian Jupiter invites you to the free-spirited South. The patio is first-come, first-serve.
Mott St Feast on chef Edward Kim’s Asian-American fare on this Wicker Park patio.
Rhine Hall Distillery Sip on house spirits and brandy cocktails on this Industrial District patio.
The Violet Hour Sip on expertly-made craft cocktails on this 19th-century New Orleans-inspired sidewalk café.
Whiskey Business Enjoy a boozy brunch on this 3000 square foot rooftop.
Lakeview / Wrigleyville / Lincoln Park
Barcocina Enjoy modern Mexican fare and margaritas on this sprawling patio.
Ceres’ Table Enjoy Italian-inspired seasonal plates and vino on the patio.
Hutch American Bistro – Lakeview This neighborhood bistro has a charming sidewalk cafe.
Nisei Lounge Crush shots of Malort at Chicago’s oldest baseball bar.
Wills Northwoods Inn Home of all things Wisconsin in Chicago. Reservations are required for this patio.
[Publican Quality Meats]
West Loop / Fulton Market
Aba Join Aba on the rooftop patio for modern Mediterranean cuisine, wine, and spirits.
AIR: Alinea In Residence The Alinea team continues their pop-up on a rooftop terrace in the West Loop.
Asadito Serving up tacos, tequila, and good times in Chicago’s West Loop.
avec The perfect blend of Midwestern sensibilities and Mediterranean cooking. Reserve brunch, dinner, or a rotisserie meal on the sidewalk patio.
The Aviary Enjoy state-of-the-art cocktails and bites on The Aviary’s patio.
The Dawson Book the Michoacán roasted suckling pig experience on the lush patio or covered terrace.
Elske Head to Elske’s website to reserve a table on this enclosed patio oasis.
Little Toasted Coffee, toast, whiskey, beer, sunshine.
Next Restaurant One more weekend of the Mexico City menu. Enjoy it on the patio, then go back for The Fat Duck menu.
Piccolo Sogno You can book this garden paradise of a patio on Piccolo’s website.
The Press Room Enjoy excellent wine, charcuterie, and laid back vibes on this West Loop patio.
The Publican Book seats on the patio for pork, oysters, and beer.
Publican Quality Meats Pick up a PQM Picnic Basket and enjoy it on the deck. The team also hosts frequent outdoor burger battles.
Roister Secure seats on this Fulton Market patio for weekend brunch or dinner any night of the week.
[Three Dots and a Dash]
Downtown / River North / Streeterville
Bar Ramone Go for the pintxos, ibérico, Spanish-style tomato bread, and wine.
Beacon Tavern Attend one of Beacon’s Maryland Blue Crab Boils on the patio.
Beat Kitchen on the Riverwalk Head to this scenic spot along the river for tacos, thin-crust pizza, and frozen margaritas. Reservations are not required.
Butch McGuire’s Family-owned and operated since 1961. Book a table on the street.
Declan’s Irish Pub Visit this patio for an Irish bar experience, complete with classic Fish n’ Chips and pints of Guinness.
Ēma Enjoy Chef CJ Jacobson’s California-inspired Mediterranean plates on this River North patio.
The Gage Grab a table under an umbrella just across from Millennium Park.
Good Measure A retro dive on the edge of River North. Book The Lot, aka the extended patio.
LH on 21 & 22 Visit London House for sweeping city views from the 21st and 22nd floors.
Mozzarella Store, Pizza & Caffè Book seats on this Michigan Ave patio for Neapolitan pizza made with fresh daily mozzarella.
Pacific Standard Time Every Wednesday in September, PST will have endless pizza, salad, and tequila on their patio.
Pizzeria Portofino Hand-stretched pizzas, coastal wines, and spritzes. It’s the closest you’ll get to the Italian Riviera in Chicago.
Theory Grab a bite and some brews outside in River North.
TAO Chicago Book this patio for luxurious Asian fusion cuisine.
The Laurel Room Reserve a table on this California-inspired rooftop.
RAMEN-SAN – River North A neighborhood noodle joint that slings hot broth and ice-cold beer.
RPM Steak Book the patio for a modern take on the traditional steakhouse.
RPM Italian Modern in approach and Italian in spirit. Also, the perfect patio for sipping on Aperitivo Spritzes.
Starbucks Reserve Roastery Chicago Treat yourself to Bubbles and Dessert for two on the rooftop terrace.
Three Dots and a Dash Because tiki cocktails are best enjoyed outside.
Upstairs at the Gwen & Rooftop Terrace Sip on craft cocktails in a semi-private shaded calypso.
[Maplewood Brewery and Distillery]
Avondale / Logan Square
Dante’s Tavern Join Dante’s on the patio for great pizza, cold beer, and delicious cocktails.
Easy Does It Life’s fast, drink slow. Take it easy at this brand new bottle shop, patio, and bar.
Ludlow Liquors Reserve a picnic table for cocktails, beer, and delicious bar food.
Maplewood Brewery and Distillery The first of its kind to establish brewing and distilling roots under a single roof.
Table, Donkey & Stick Book the patio for European-inspired plates, charcuterie, and small-production wines.
Wyler Road Enjoy hot + cold deli-style sandwiches, plus draft cocktails on this Logan Square patio.
[Half Acre Beer Company]
Lincoln Square / Ravenswood / Uptown / North Center / Old Irving Park
Bayan Ko A Filipino-Cuban mash-up. The patio is BYOB.
Begyle Brewing This diverse and approachable selection of quality beer brings people together. Grab a table in the beer garden.
Eris Brewery and Cider House Head to Eris for craft beer, cider, cheese curds, and smoked brisket melts. The patio is open daily.
Half Acre Beer Company Make reservations for the Balmoral beer garden, where you can sip on excellent brews.
Larry’s Uptown drinkers now have a much-needed local cocktail bar. The patio is open.
Volo Restaurant Wine Bar Enjoy boutique wines and seasonal plates at this award-winning alfresco cabana patio.
[Whiner Beer Co.]
Back of the Yards
Whiner Beer Co. A brewery, taproom, and pizza kitchen. Venture to Whiner for delicious Belgian-style, barrel-aged beers.