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

 

Print At Home 4th of July Banner – Still time to purchase!

2 Jul $1.99 On Our Etsy Shop!
$1.99 On Our Etsy Shop!

$1.99 On Our Etsy Shop! Click image to buy & print

Just print, cut + hang! Download this adorable Stars & Stripes Patriotic Banner to print it at home. Each letter prints on an 8.5×11 piece of paper. It’s an easy addition to any 4th of July, Memorial Day, Labor Day or Patriotic themed celebration.

Comes with 10 triangles, print more copies to make it as long as you’d like!

Colors: Red, white and blue

DIY Guide:

Supplies:

*Printable banner (download after purchase)
*Hole punch
*String
*Tape

Steps:

1) Download + print the banner (print each page on 8.5 x 11 paper in color)
2) Cut out each triangle (10 triangles, print more copies to make it as long as you’d like)
3) Hole punch two holes at the top corners of each triangle
4) Measure + cut string so that it goes through all triangles with enough extra room on either side to hang
5) Run string through each hole and hang banner

Sassy City Chicks At The Drake Hotel 7.26

2 Jul STD-CHI-2015-v6

The ultimate girls day out returns for shopping SALES on local clothing, jewelry, handbags, accessories, skincare, shoes, candles and more.

During the event shoppers have access to pampering services and giveaways!

The 2015 Chicago event will be
Sunday, July 26 from 12-4pm
at the legendary Drake Hotel

CELEBRATE 14 YEARS OF FABULOUS SASSY CITY CHICKS EVENTS

Green City Market Chef BBQ Benefit 7.16

2 Jul Green City Market

Twenty-one new restaurants will join Green City Market’s 15th annual Chef BBQ Benefit 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, July 16 in Lincoln Park. The BBQ will showcase the who’s who of Chicago’s culinary scene, including this year’s new comers: Acanto, Arbor, Bar Takikto, Bohemian House, Bottlefork, Fork, Formento’s, Frontier, HaiSous, Japonais by Mormioto, Lillie’s Q, Maddy’s Dumpling House, River Roast, Salero, Seven Lions, Taus Authentic Food, The Duck Inn, The Gage, The Kitchen, The Nomad Food Company and Villains Chicago. The list of new restaurants continues to grow, so be sure check the Green City Market website often to see what restaurants have been added.

All dishes served at the BBQ feature items offered from the bounty of the market with over 100 chefs and restaurants creating culinary magic. In addition to food, more than 30 of the Midwest’s best brewers, distilleries, wineries, and mixologists will feature locally made craft beer, wine, hand-crafted cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages.

Advance tickets are available through Brown Paper Tickets and at the Green City Market on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Check the Green City Market website at http://gcmchefbbq.brownpapertickets.com/. General admission tickets are $125; individual VIP tickets are $250.

For the first time this year, VIP tickets may be purchased in various quantities, making it easy for companies and families to enjoy the special treatment in groups of whatever table configuration they want. VIP experience will feature elegant décor, with optional seating styles for tables of 2, 4, 6 or more. Large corporate cabanas seat 16 for $10,000 and include a dedicated server for food and beverage service. Logo recognition is available at the gold level as well as placement on cabana, step & repeat, and program. Private lounge grouping seats 10 guests for $5,000, including a small cabana, a dedicated server for food and beverage service and logo recognition at the silver level in program and on cabana. VIP ticket holders are treated to a special early VIP reception from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Guests are encouraged to purchase tickets early, as this event has sold out in past years.
Green City Market
1817 N. Clark
Chicago, IL 60614

Located at the south end of Lincoln Park between Clark and Stockton Drive.

Renegade Craft Fair hosts Chicago Pop-Up at The Hideout 6.27-6.28

3 Jun Renegade Craft Fair Pop Up Shop

The Renegade Craft Fair will be hosting a special Pop-Up on Saturday and Sunday, June 27 + 28 at favorite local watering hole, The Hideout. The free-to-attend event will be open 11am – 6pm each day and will feature a curated selection of today’s finest independent Makers from Chicago and beyond, plus live music, food, and more.

At the intimate Pop-Up, shoppers will find an ample assortment of outstanding handmade goods, perfect for mixing things up this Summer and finding gifts for belated graduations, Summer weddings, birthdays and more. Illustrated paper goods, jewelry, children’s apparel and toys, pet accessories, natural beauty products, clothing, and housewares are just some of the categories present at the Pop-Up. Preview the roster of talented Makers, musicians, food and drink vendors, and more here.

Renegade Craft Fair

Renegade Craft Fair

ROW 1: DUNOLE | CAROLINE BORUCKI | OBJECT ENTHUSIAST | ROW 2:BRIM PAPERY | JUNE PARK | HIDDEN FOLK | ROW 3: LEGACY FRAMEWORKS | LITTLE WINGS DESIGNS | 3-SWITCH

 

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Win two passes to THE OVERNIGHT at AMC River East 6.18

3 Jun Print

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Enter to win a pass for 2 to THE OVERNIGHT on Thursday, June 18, at 7pm at AMC River East. THE OVERNIGHT is an indie sex comedy fresh from Sundance, starring Adam Scott, Jason Schwartzman and Taylor Schilling!

The film opens in Chicago on June 26 but you can see it early on June 18th!

When: Thursday, June 18, at 7pm
Where: AMC River East

Enter your information below to win now through June 11th. Winners will be notified by June 12th.

More about the film:

Alex, Emily, and their son, RJ, have recently moved to Los Angeles’ Eastside from Seattle. Feeling lost in a new city, they are desperate to find their first new friends. After a chance meeting with Kurt at the neighborhood park, they gladly agree to join family pizza night at the home. But as it gets later and the kids go to bed, the family “playdate” becomes increasingly more revealing and bizarre as the couples begin to open up. Writer/director Patrick Brice’s second feature is a painfully funny take on thirty^ something sexual frustration and parenthood. Featuring memorable lead performances by Taylor Schilling, Adam Scott, Jason Schwartzman, and Judith Godrèche, each actor nimbly balances the script’s sudden emotional turns from surprising honesty to complete embarrassment. Produced by Gettin’ Rad and the Duplass Brothers, THE OVERNIGHT tells a complex story of universal inadequacies.

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