Best Outdoor Bars and Restaurants In Chicago

24 May J Parker
III Forks Rooftop

III Forks Rooftop

The time to enjoy rooftops, sidewalk cafes, patios, beer gardens and any chair you can find outdoors is here. In A-Z order, here are a few to check out this summer. Neighborhood and the type of outdoor space is noted in parenthesis.

 

III Forks (Lake Shore East / Rooftop)
180 N. Field Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 938.4303
www.IIIForks.com

 

10 Urban Roofscape (River North / Godfrey Hotel Rooftop, Retractable Roop)
127 W. Huron
Chicago, IL
www.godfreyhotelchicago.com

 

Big Star (Bucktown / Patio)
1531 N. Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL
bigstarchicago.com

 

Cactus Bar & Grill (Loop / Sidewalk Patio)
404 South Wells
Chicago, IL 60607
www.DontDrinkAndTrade.com

 

Cantina Loredo

Cantina Loredo

Cantina Laredo (River North / Sidewalk Patio, Rooftop)
508 North State Street
Chicago, IL 60654
www.CantinaLaredo.com

 

City Winery (West Loop / Patio)
1200 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60607 (312) 733-9463
www.citywinery.com/chicago

 

Del Frisco’s (Gold Coast / Patio)
58 E. Oak Street
Chicago, IL
www.delfriscos.com

 

Drumbar (Gold Coast / Raffaello Hotel Rooftop)
201 E. Delaware Pl
Chicago, IL
(312) 933-4805
www.drumbar.com

 

Frontier

Frontier

Dryhop Brewers (Lakeview / Patio)
3155 N. Broadway
Chicago, IL
www.dryhopchicago.com

 

Frontier (West Town-Wicker Park / 3 Season Patio)
1072 North Milwaukee
Chicago, IL 60642
(773) 772.4322
www.thefrontierchicago.com

 

High Noon Saloon (Wicker Park / Sidewalk Patio)
1560 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 227-9339
highnoonchicago.com

 

Homestead On The Roof (Ukrainian Village / Rooftop)
1924 W. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL www.homesteadontheroof.com

 

Howells & Hood

Howells & Hood

Howell’s & Hood (Streeterville / Patio)
435 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 262-5310 www.howellsandhood.com

 

Joe’s Bar Trackside (Clybourn Corridor / Rooftop)
940 W. Weed Street
Chicago IL 60642-2540
(312) 787-9600
www.joesbar.com
www.arlingtonpark.com/trackside-otb/locations/trackside-chicago-joes

 

Hopleaf (Andersonville / Patio)
5148 N. Clark Steet
Chicago, IL
www.hopleaf.com

 

Kit Kat (Lakeview / Patio)
3700 North Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60657
www.KitKatChicago.com

 

La Madia (River North / Sidewalk Patio)
59 West Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60654
www.DineLaMadia.com

 

Little Goat Diner (West Loop / Patio)
820 W. Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60607
www.littlegoatchicago.com

 

Logman & Eagle (Logan Square / Patio)
2657 N. Kedzie
Chicago, IL
www.logmanandeagle.com

 

Mott Street (Wicker Park / Patio)
1401 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL 60622 www.mottstreetchicago.com

 

RM Champagne

RM Champagne

Moody’s Pub (Edgewater / Patio)
5910 N. Broadway
Chicago, IL
moodyspub.com

 

Nacional 27 (River North / Sidewalk Patio)
325 West Huron
Chicago, IL 60610
www.Nacional27.net

 

RM Champagne (West Loop / Patio)
116 N. Green Street
Chicago, IL
www.rmchampagnesalon.com

 

Rock Bottom (River North / Rooftop)
1 W. Grand
Chicago, IL
www.rockbottom.com/locations/chicago

 

ROOF on theWit (Loop / Rooftop)
201 N. State
Chicago, IL
www.roofonthewit.com

 

Twisted Spoke (West Town / Rooftop)
501 N. Ogden Ave
Chicago, IL
www.twistedspoke.com

 

Sheffield’s (Lakeview / Patio)
3258 N. Sheffield Ave
Chicago, IL
www.sheffieldschicago.com

 

J Parker

J Parker

Small Bar (Logan Square / Patio)
2956 N. Albany
Chicago, IL
www.thesmallbar.com

 

The Dawson (River West, Patio)
730 W. Grand
Chicago, IL
www.the-dawson.com

 

The J Parker (Lincoln Park / Hotel Lincoln Rooftop)
1816 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL
www.jparker.com

 

The Southern (Bucktown / Patio)
1840 W. North Ave.
Chicago, IL
Thesouthernchicago.com

 

Timothy O’Toole’s Pub Chicago (Streeterville / Sidewalk Cafe)
622 North Fairbanks Court
Chicago, IL 60611

www.TimothyOTooles.com

 

The Dec

The Dec

The Dec (Gold Coast / Ritz Hotel Rooftop)
160 E Pearson
Chicago, IL
www.fourseasons.com

 

Park Grill / The Plaza at Park Grill (Loop/ Sidewalk Cafe)
11 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60602
www.ParkGrillChicago.com

 

West Town Cafe (Ukrainian Village / Sidewalk Patio)
1916 W. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622
www.westtownbakery.com

 

ZED451 (River North / Rooftop)
739 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60611
www.ZED451.com

 

ZOCALO Restaurant and Tequila Bar (River North / Patio)
358 West Ontario
Chicago, IL 60610
www.ZocaloChicago.com

 

FEW Spirits Cocktail Night at Southport & Irving (SIP) 7.26

24 Jul Southport & Irving
Southport & Irving

Southport & Irving

Southport & Irving (SIP)
4000 N. Southport Ave.
Chicago, IL 60613
southportandirving.com

 

Meet FEW’s master distiller/founder Paul Hletko, sample craft spirits and enjoy handcrafted cocktails from guest master mixologist Ergys Dizdari

 

Southport & Irving (SIP) welcomes Evanston-based FEW Spirits for a special cocktail night on Saturday, July 26 from 7-9 p.m. The event features a meet and greet with master distiller/founder Paul Hletko, education and tasting notes from brand ambassador Alison Mouratis, samples of FEW’s handcrafted spirits, plus raffles and giveaways including distillery tours, FEW monogramed merchandise and wearables.

 

Master mixologist Ergys Dizdari (of Filini, Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel and FEW Fridays) has created a special cocktail list for the evening ($8-$12) and serves as guest bartender for the event.  Highlights of the cocktail lineup and the featured FEW spirits listed below.

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National Relaxation Day Chicago Hotel Specials 8.15

23 Jul Hotel Monaco Chicago
Hotel Monaco Chicago

Hotel Monaco Chicago

National Relaxation Day coming up August 15th! Check out these really great packages at Hotel Monaco Chicago and other Kimpton hotels across the country for a quick getaway. The best part is, National Relaxation day is on a Friday this year!  Hello, mini-getaway!

Hotel Monaco (Chicago, IL):  Black Out Digital Detox Package

Let’s face it, technology isn’t going anywhere. But even the most avid Instagrammers, Tweeters and texters need to disconnect, rejuvenate and relax from time to time. Take a break at the Monaco in style while ditching your gadgets and devices at the front desk for this unique detox package:

  • Overnight accommodations in our Tranquility Suite
  • Surrender your electronic devices at check-in where they’ll be kept under lock and key until your departure
  • Complimentary tech-free amenities based on your favorite ways to relax. Prior to your arrival, we’ll ask you to complete a quick five-question form so we can have a few of your favorite goodies waiting for you.
  • $30 in-room spa credit
  • Late check-out, if available
  • Rates starting at $349/night

Book online or call 1.866.610.0081 and mention rate code BLKOUT. 5-day advance booking window. You will be able to access your devices at anytime in case of emergencies.

http://www.monaco-chicago.com/chicago-hotel-promotions/weekend-getaway-packages.html#special_2917

 

Hotel Palomar (Philadelphia, PA):  Rejuvenation Vacation

With serenity-inducing accommodations, you’ll be greeted with:

  • In-room yoga mat roll-out service
  • Three-course prix fixe clean and healthy meal curated by Executive Chef Caitlin Mateo at Square 1682
  • Total body workout at Pure Barre followed by a fresh-squeezed and simply satisfying juice from Square 1682.
  • Pamper yourself at the hotel’s neighbor Adolf Biecker Salon & Spa and enjoy 15% off all services.
  • Guaranteed late check-out at 2 p.m. so you can rest up and relax!
  • Rates starting at $299

Book here:  http://www.hotelpalomar-philadelphia.com/exclusive-offer?p=3157

 

RiverPlace Hotel (Portland, OR):  Romantic Revival

Check in and check out with this offer of romance revisited. We’ll help you disconnect so you can connect with your loved one.  We’ll keep all your personal electronics in our private office safe while you spend a special night with that special someone. This package includes:

  • Bottle of sparkling wine
  • Local chocolate truffles
  • Luxurious and local Rose City bath amenities
  • A private bath butler (upon request) to draw you a personal bath in one of our luxurious tubs
  • 2:00 pm late checkout

Book online at www.riverplacehotel.com using the rate code: PROM

 

Topaz Hotel (Washington, DC):  Serenity Suite

Topaz Hotel’s premier guestroom, the Serenity Suite, is spread over 475-square feet in which to reenergize, featuring a king bed and separate seating area with a 37-inch flat screen TV, pullout sofa bed and a full wet bar stocked with organic products. True to the suite’s name, guests can enjoy relaxing amenities when booking the suite including a serenity waterfall, soothing noise machine, complimentary sleep mask, and an aromatherapy diffuser stocked with calming scents.

  • If guests of the Serenity Suite want total relaxation, they can surrender their electronics at the front desk in exchange for a complimentary $30 in-room spa credit.
  • Rates starting at $439/night

Book online:  http://www.topazhotel.com/

 

Lagunitas Beer Night at High Noon Saloon

23 Jul High Noon Saloon Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago
High Noon Saloon Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago

High Noon Saloon Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago

1560 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
773-227-9339
highnoonchicago.com

 

Meet Jonathan Klein from Lagunitas Brewing Company and enjoy limited, seasonal and year-round beers with food pairings from chef Ruben Beltran’s regular Tex-Mex menu at this special beer night. Added amenities include free Lagunitas merchandise such as engraved Mason jars and logoed gear. The event runs from 7-10 p.m. on Thursday, July 31 and is free to attend (food and drink on consumption). High Noon is open from 4 p.m.-2 a.m. on July 31 and the kitchen is open until 1 a.m.

Featured Beers, Tasting Notes and Suggested Food Pairings

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Nacional 27 Mojito Cocktail Class 7.30

15 Jul Nacional27 Mojito

Nacional27 Mojito

Nacional27 Mojito

Learn to Create Three Drinks, Enjoy Latin Eats

Note: this event replaces the tequila class scheduled for July 24

Wednesday, July 30
6 p.m.
$15 fee

Let’s muddle! Nacional 27 will hold a mojito-centric cocktail class on Wednesday, July 30 at 6 p.m. Beverage manager Elyse Fuller will ​demonstrate​ how to make three mojitos (N27 Mojito; Hennessey Mojito; Chadwick Mojito) while ​guests taste the libations and ​nosh on passed tapas​​ such as tostones ​, ​chicken empanadas​ and chorizo croquetas​.

The class is $15 per person. ​ To RSVP, please call Nacional 27 at (312) 664-2727 or visit N27Chicago.com.​

​Nacional 27 Cocktail Class

N27 Mojito​
​Brugal rum ​, ​mint syrup​, ​lime juice ​, ​mint​, ​lime​, ​ soda

Hennessy Mojito
Hennessy​,​ mint syrup, ​lime juice, mint, lime, ginger beer​

​Chadwick​ Mojito​
10​ ​C​ane rum​, pomegranate juice, habanero ginger syrup, mint, lime and soda​

Nacional 27
325 West Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60654
312.664.2727
N27Chicago.com

FREE Brunch Comedy Show + BYOB – Saturdays At Runa Japanese 7.26

14 Jul Runa Wicker Park Patio
Runa Wicker Park Patio

Runa Wicker Park Patio

An outdoor, brunch comedy show!
FREE + BYOB!


When: Every Saturday, beginning July 26th at 12:30

Debut show features performances from:

  • Alex Kumin (The Lincoln Lodge)
  • Charlie Rohrer (Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Congrats on Your Success)
  • Rebecca O’Neal (Bitch Magazine, Congrats on Your Success)
  • Ian Abramson (7 Minutes in Purgatory, The Laugh Factory)
  • Saurin Choksi (Sidebar Comedy, The Laugh Factory)

Hosted by Sonia Denis (Congrats on Your Success, Co-host of Cole’s Open Mic)

 

Where: Patio of Ruma Japanese – 2257 W North Avenue, blocks from the Damen Blue Line

  • Featuring a new line up of Chicago’s best comedic talent every week!
  • Join us for brunch before the show!
  • Sushi specials for all audience members
  • Courtesy of Henry of Runa Japanese
  • Show starts promptly at 12:30pm

RSVP on Facebook HERE!

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