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


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


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


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


Cantina Loredo

Cantina Loredo

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


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


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


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




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


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


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


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


Howells & Hood

Howells & Hood

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


Joe’s Bar Trackside (Clybourn Corridor / Rooftop)
940 W. Weed Street
Chicago IL 60642-2540
(312) 787-9600


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


Kit Kat (Lakeview / Patio)
3700 North Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60657


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


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


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


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


RM Champagne

RM Champagne

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


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


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


Rock Bottom (River North / Rooftop)
1 W. Grand
Chicago, IL


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


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


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


J Parker

J Parker

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


The Dawson (River West, Patio)
730 W. Grand
Chicago, IL


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


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


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


The Dec

The Dec

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


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


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


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


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


New Happy Hour Happenings

17 Aug Cantina Laredo Low Cal Cocktails


Local Restaurants and Lounges Offer Extra Incentives to Imbibe

Happy hour is back, which certainly gives Illinois residents a cause for celebration! From the Loop to Lakeview, local restaurants and lounges now offer extra incentives to slip out of the office and into a cocktail. Daily happy hour deals at Nacional 27, Tallboy Taco, Tesori, III Forks Prime Steakhouse, Cantina Laredo and Kit Kat Lounge and Supper Club are outlined below.

Nacional 27 and Tallboy Taco

325 W. Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60654
 312​-​664​-​2727 (N27) 312-488-4917 (Tallboy)

  • Happy Hour: Monday-Thursday, 5-7 p.m.; Friday 4-6 p.m.
    Monday: Margaritas $6
  • Tuesday: Sangria $5
  • Wednesday: Select glasses of wine $5
  • Thursday: Select beers and tallboys $3
  • Friday: Margaritas $5

Tesori Trattoria and Bar
65 E. Adams Street, Chicago, IL 60603 312.786.9911

  • Happy Hour: Monday-Friday, 4-6 p.m.; Saturday, 12-3; Sunday, 1-3 p.m.
  • Monday: Pizza and any beer $10
  • Tuesday: Wine on tap $5
  • Wednesday: Wine by the glass $6
    Thursday: Specialty cocktails $5
  • Friday: Sangria by the glass $5
  • Saturday & Sunday: Pizza and any wine by the glass $10

III Forks Prime Steakhouse 

180 N. Field Blvd., Chicago, Illinois 60601 312.938.4303

  • Happy Hour: Monday-Friday, 4-6 p.m.
  • $1 oysters; half-priced draft beers and cocktails on tap
  • Available in the main dining room and on the rooftop patio

Cantina Laredo

508 N. State St., Chicago, IL 60654 312-955-0014

  • Happy Hour: Monday-Friday, 3:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Half-off Casaritas, house wine, draft and bottled beer
  • Half-priced small plates in the upstairs lounge, Monday-Friday 4-7 p.m.


Kit Kat Lounge and Supper Club

3700 N. Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60613 773-525-1111

  • Happy Hour: Sunday-Friday, 5:30-7 p.m.
  • All martinis $4 and half-priced small plates

PHOTOS: Labor Day Party Ideas

17 Aug

Check out these photos for some inspiration for your own Labor Day party! Decor, printables, recipes and more!

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Print At Home Labor Day Banner

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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 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:


*Printable banner (download after purchase)
*Hole punch


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

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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



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