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

 

Bell’s Le Contrebassiste Tapping and Tap Takeover at Tuman’s Tap & Grill 3.4

19 Feb Bell's

Tuman’s Tap & Grill
2159 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
773-782-1400
tumanstapandgrill.com

Bell’s Le Contrebassiste Tapping and Tap Takeover at Tuman’s Tap & Grill Wednesday, March 4

Be one of the few in Chicago to try Le Contrebassiste, a reimagined version of the brewery’s Jazz Series beer of the same name at this Bell’s Brewery tap takeover. The 2015 release is a rustic brown ale brewed with Brettanomyces yeast for a funky, fruity, light-tart finish. There are only four quarter barrels of Le Contrebassiste in all of Chicago, and the first will be tapped at this event. Rye Stout, an Eccentric Café pub exclusive rarely seen outside of Kalamazoo, Michigan will also be tapped, and the last few barrels of the 2015 releases of Hopslam Ale and Smitten Golden Rye Ale have been reserved for the event. Two year-round drafts, Amber Ale and Two Hearted Ale, round out the lineup.

Monica Mooney provides Bell’s beer education during the event. Free raffles and giveaways during the party include hats, T-shirts and other logoed Bell’s gear. The beers will be tapped at 4 p.m. and the event begins at 6 p.m. Tuman’s Tap & Grill is open from 4 p.m.-2 a.m. on March 4 and the kitchen is open until 11 p.m. The event is free to attend and beer prices range from $5-$8 each.

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Commonwealth’s Oscars Viewing Party & Contest 2.22

19 Feb Commonwealth

COMMONWEALTH TAVERN
2000 West Roscoe Street
Chicago, Illinois 60618
773.697.7965
http://www.commonwealthchicago.com
@commonwealthchi

WHEN: Sunday, February 22 at 7 p.m.

COST:  $5 themed cocktails

Commonwealth Tavern, located in Roscoe Village, invites Chicagoans to watch the 87th Annual Academy Awards in style on Sunday, February 22 at 7 p.m. With eight 70-inch plasma televisions, guests can catch all of the Oscars action and have a guaranteed view of all the red carpet and award show coverage with the sound on. Patrons will enjoy special Oscars-inspired drinks for $5 each including the Red Carpet martini (Patron,

Patron Citronage, raspberry, cranberry), Golden Statue cocktail (Ciroc Peach, peach puree, champagne) as well as a $5 Goose Island Matilda.

Commonwealth will also feature an Oscars ballot contest for a chance to win two tickets to the Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals home opener night game on Sunday, April 5. The prize also includes a limousine ride to and from the game.

Lent Dining Specials At Frontier

18 Feb Frontier

Fronteir
1072 North Milwaukee
Chicago, IL 60642
773.772.4322
www.thefrontierchicago.com

 

Featuring a fish fry, Falafel Fridays and chef specials

 Frontier Fish Fry Fridays:

  • Friday, February 20 through Friday, April 3

  • $15 Fish Fry Fridays

In observance of Lent beginning Friday, February 20, Frontier will offer $15 Fish Fry Fridays with rotating fish options, hushpuppies and hand-cut fries.

Valentine’s Day Menu at Ani Sushi + Japanese Kitchen 2.14

2 Feb sushi
Chef Shin Prepares Three Courses Per Couple

Saturday, February 14
5-11 p.m.

$100 per couple

Ani Sushi + Japanese Kitchen will offer a special three course menu for two this Valentine’s Day. On Saturday, February 14 from 5-11 p.m., Chef Shin Matsuda will prepare a couples’ prix fixe menu (seared madai; rack of lamb; togarashi-spiced chocolate mousse). Priced at $100 per duo, each course is designed to share. Pair the prix fixe with a seasonal cocktail, interesting sake or Japanese beer.

For reservations, please call 872-206-8553 or visit AniChicago.com.

Valentine’s Day Couples’ Menu
serves two, $100

Course One
Seared Madai with frisee salad, pork belly, pickled beets, red onion, hearts of palm persimmon vinaigrette

 
Course Two
Rack of Lamb with kabocha squash, pickled lotus root, chestnuts, kongee and red wine tare sauce
 
Course Three
Togarashi-spiced Chocolate Mousse
ANI
3056 N. Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657
872-206-8553
AniChicago.com

Valentine’s Day Prix-Fixe at Commonwealth Tavern 2.14

1 Feb Commonwealth

Commonwealth (33 of 45)

Valentine’s Day Prix-Fixe at Commonwealth Tavern

Saturday, February 14
$40 per person
Commonwealth Tavern invites guests to celebrate Valentine’s Day with a decadent four-course menu created by Chef Donny Farrell. The prix-fixe menu will feature Bay Scallops, Braised Short Ribs, Sauteed Shrimp and more (complete menu below). Drink specials include half-price bottles of wine and $6 craft cocktails. The regular menu will also be available. Guests can make reservations by calling 773.697.7965.

FIRST COURSE (choice of):
Cauliflower Soup with chili oil, pickled shishito, mint, smoked almonds
Endive Salad with currant, hazelnut, Gravity Hill cheese, tarragon goddess

SECOND COURSE (choice of):
Bay Scallops with sunchoke puree, maitake, preserved lemon, spiced walnut
Celery Root Risotto with brown butter, vinaigrette, pickled grape

THIRD COURSE (choice of):
Sautéed Shrimp with Burmese rice, winter citrus, smoked almond, harissa aioli
Braised Short Rib with cranberry mostarda, smoked potato, shishito pepper, mustard jus

FOURTH COURSE:
Chocolate Budino with basil, candied orange, hazelnut

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