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

 

Celebrity Cruises Ravinia Ticket Giveaway

30 Jul Ravinia

win free lawn tickets to a few upcoming concerts at Ravinia, courtesy of Celebrity Cruises!

Anyone who follows “@Celebrity_CHI” on twitter will be able to view the rules to the concert ticket giveaway. Currently, Celebrity Cruises Chicago wants to know what Chicagoans believe to be modern luxury. Anyone who tags “@Celebrity_CHI” in their description of modern luxury will be automatically entered to win 2 lawn tickets to the Heart concert on August 3rd at Ravinia.

The 2 best answers (tweets) will be selected this week and tickets will be given to the wining individuals.

Celebrity Cruises will also be giving away tickets to upcoming concerts in the coming weeks and details on the other giveaways will be announced closer to the concert dates via Twitter. Celebrity Cruises Chicago Twitter followers will have the chance to win lawn tickets to the following concerts:

  • Abba (8/17)
  • Train (8/22)
  • Carrie Underwood (9/7)

Delightful Pastries Celebrates National “Brownie at Brunch” Month

30 Jul cbk

Delightful Pastries
1710 N. Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60614
www.delightfulpastries.com

Many of us know that chocolate makes everything better. Delightful Pastries clearly agrees, which is why they are celebrating National “Brownie at Brunch” Month with a decadent brunch. At Delightful Pastries Old Town Café and Store (1710 N. Wells St) you can pair your delicious savory brunch with a rich chocolate brownie—one of Delightful Pastries most popular items.

Delightful Pastries’ Brunch, served from opening at 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, features house specials that you are sure to enjoy, such as Bacon, Bacon Yum ($9.95), scrambled eggs with ham, two strips of bacon and one slice of extra thick cut bacon; or the many varieties of omelets, such as the Backwoods ($9.95), prepared with sautéed local mushrooms, green onions, Swiss cheese, bourbon, beet horseradish sour cream sauce. Another favorite brunch treat is the Carrot Cake Pancake (8.95), three spiced pancakes baked with carrots, pineapple, vanilla bean extract and layers of cream cheese.

While it’s difficult to pace yourself with such delicious brunch options, be sure to save room for a chocolate dessert. Delightful Pastries boasts a divine selection of brownies, including Fudge Walnut Brownies ($3-$3.50), Pecan Praline Brownies ($3-$3.50), Cream Cheese Brownie ($2.50-$3.50), Triple Decker Peanut Butter Brownie ($3-$3.50) and Paradise Brownies ($2.50-$3.50). With so many delicious brunch and brownie options, you will be able to justify many trips back to try them all.

5 Rooftop Hotel Bars In Chicago

26 Jul 10 Urban Roofscape Godfrey Hotel

Drink up and don’t look down at these 5 Chicago hotel rooftops. With amazing city views these are a few of our favorite spots to drink under the sun.

 

J Parker

J Parker

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

 

 

10 Urban Roofscape Godfrey Hotel

10 Urban Roofscape Godfrey Hotel

 

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

 

 

Drumbar

Drumbar

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

 

theRoof at theWit

theRoof at theWit

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

Terrace At The Trump

Terrace At The Trump

Terrace At The Trump
401 N Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL
www.trumphotelcollection.com

 

Lottie's Bucktown Patio

Lottie’s Bucktown Patio

View more outdoor patios and rooftops on the PG Patio Guide

National Rum Day Celebration at Nacional 27 8.16

25 Jul Nacional27 Mojito

Nacional27 Mojito

Nacional27 Mojito

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

Saturday, August 16
5 p.m.-3 a.m.

Nacional 27 will celebrate National Rum Day, Saturday, August 16, with an array of rum cocktails ($9 each). The River North restaurant and lounge will offer: Rum Punch; Blue Hawaiian; Planter’s Punch; Hurricane; Daiquiris; and a Market Mojito (cocktails outlined below). Following dinner service, guests are encouraged to hit the dance floor for salsa, meringue, bachata and more spun by DJ X from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m.

For dinner reservations, please call the restaurant at 312-664-2727 or visit N27Chicago.com.

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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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