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

 

Free Christmas Trees In Lakeview

18 Dec christmas tree

christmas treeOn Monday, December 22 Central Lakeview Merchants Association (CLMA) will be giving out free Christmas trees.

Anyone who wants a free Christmas tree can go to Houndstooth Saloon (3369 N Clark) from 4-6pm!

New Year’s Eve at Timothy O’Toole’s Pub 12.31

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Fun Festivities Include Champagne Split or the Champagne of Beers

Wednesday, December 31
 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. 

$15 in advance, $20 at the door

Forget crazy cover charges and over-the-top occasions this New Year’s Eve. Timothy O’Toole’s Pub, the subterranean spot in the heart of Streeterville, will offer a simply fun, “no frills” option. For just $15 (in advance; $20 at the door), party guests will receive either a split of champagne or the “champagne of beers,” a Miller High Life tall boy. Party favors and party tunes spun by a guest DJ will keep the festivities going ’til 4 a.m.

Chef Corey Grupe’s dinner and late night menu will be available in addition to 48 craft brews on draft. Various countdowns from around the world will be shown on 72 screens. New Year’s Eve tickets may be purchased in advance by visiting timothyotooles.com.

Timothy O’Toole’s Pub
622 North Fairbanks Court
Chicago, IL 60611
312.642.0700
TimothyOTooles.com

New Year’s Day Pacifico PJ Party at High Noon Saloon 1.1

16 Dec High Noon Saloon Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago
High Noon Saloon Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago

High Noon Saloon Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago

High Noon Saloon
1560 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60622
773-227-9339
highnoonchicago.com

Featuring drink deals, brunch service and the Blackhawks

High Noon Saloon starts the New Year with brunch service from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and all-day drink deals such as $4 Pacifico drafts, $3 mango or orange mimosas, $5 bloody marys, $15 bottles of bubbly with a half carafe of orange juice, and $3 Jameson shots. Pajamas are encouraged for brunch and welcomed all day. The regular menu is offered from 11 a.m.-11 p.m. and the bar is open from 11 a.m.-2 a.m. on Thursday, January 1.

High Noon Saloon is an official Chicago Blackhawks bar and they host a watch party for the Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic, which features the Hawks against the Washington Capitals in Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. at noon, and the bar screens NCAA bowl games all day.

Brunch Selections
Huevos Rancheros
Two over-easy eggs, crispy tostadas, black beans, Serrano chiles, tomatoes, avocado salsa, queso fresco, cilantro ($9)

Bandit Skillet
Two fried eggs, Cheddar Jack cheese, sweet peppers, red onions, applewood-smoked bacon, chorizo, black beans, tomatoes, roasted potatoes ($10)

Chilaquiles
Two over-easy eggs, Barbacoa-style braised chicken, tomatillo salsa, queso fresco, cilantro, sour cream ($10)

Breakfast Burrito
Scrambled eggs, chorizo, Cheddar Jack cheese, avocado, tomatoes, lettuce, roasted potatoes ($9)

French Toast
Texas toast, powdered sugar, Kahlua crème anglaise, fresh seasonal fruit ($9)

Details
High Noon Saloon’s regular hours of operation: 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Monday-Friday; 11 a.m.-3 a.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Sunday. The kitchen is open until 11 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and until midnight Friday and Saturday. All major credit cards accepted. For reservations, please phone 773-227-9339.

PHOTOS: Ornament Making Party

15 Dec Ornament Making Party

An ornament making party is a fun, festive way to spend time with friends and family and get some homemade ornaments at the same time!

Here are some inspiration photos to get a party of your own together. Remember, anything you can glue on, is fair game to personalize your ornaments!

Featured in photos:

Base Idea:

  • Plain white, silver, red and gold ornaments
  • Lightbulbs
  • Clothes pins

Add-Ons:

  • Jingle Bells
  • Glitter
  • Glue, glue guns, super glue
  • Gift tags, label stickers and letters – fun way to monogram/personalize
  • Wrapping paper
  • Ribbons, yarn, fabric and lace
  • Bottle caps- personalize your ornaments with your favorite brew
  • Pom pons, feathers, sequins & more!

Favor ideas:

  • A pair of individual scissors: It’s a take-home and you won’t have to share scissors
  • Individual kit box: scissors, glue stick, super glue + the box can double as a carry home container for their new ornaments
  • Monogrammed Ornament: Get each guest an ornament with their name or letter as a personal touch

Black Wednesday And Black Friday Deals In Chicago

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Featuring a complimentary trolley crawl, chef specials and discounts
Black Wednesday Recovery at IVme
1347 N. Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60610
312-350-1822
http://www.ivmechicago.com

Base Package: $139/$119 (if no oxygen)
Those who overindulge during Black Wednesday celebrations and need to feel better for Thanksgiving Day festivities can stop in IVme Hydration Clinic all weekend long. Designed for those who are suffering from dehydration due to hangover, exhaustion, or cold or flu symptoms, IVme will offer patients expedited hydration therapy through IV delivery of fluids, nutrition and medication. After IVme therapy, patients will be able to reclaim their day and get back to work and other obligations. Appointments required.

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Black Friday and National French Toast Day Special at Kanela Breakfast Club
3231 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60657
773.248.1622

Friday, November 28

Shoppers who visit Kanela on Black Friday will receive a complimentary Julius Meinl coffee with any food purchase when they show their receipt from shopping that day.

Additionally, in celebration of National French Toast Day, guests will enjoy an exclusive one-day only special. Created by Executive Chef Don Penza, the special will feature French Toast Sticks with crème anglaise, strawberry and blueberry jam for $9.

Black Wednesday Trolley Crawl
1072 North Milwaukee
Chicago, IL 60642
773.772.4322
http://www.thefrontierchicago.com

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Wednesday, November 26
Trolley runs every 30-minutes between each location
Complimentary trolley
$4 to $5 drink specials
Guests can celebrate Black Wednesday with Pioneer Tavern Group as they host the 4th annual Black Wednesday Trolley Crawl that will feature a complimentary trolley running all night between Lottie’s, The Pony and Frontier. Each location will feature drink specials including $5 Jameson Black, $5 Black and Stormys, $4 Strongbow, $4 Heineken and more.

The trolley launch point begins at Lottie’s at 7 p.m. and heads to The Pony, which will feature a Chicago Blackhawks official roadwatch party beginning at 7 p.m. vs the Avalanche. Guests can meet the Blackhawks Ice Girls, win autographed prizes, and the first 100 fans will receive a Blackhawks souvenir koozie.The trolley also makes a stop at Frontier which will have food samples from a guest chef and the weekly Meat & Potations party that features a 20% industry discount, a late night menu and toxicology mixed specials.

To guarantee a spot on the trolley, guests can sign up at the bar or email freetrolley@pioneertaverngroup.com.

 

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