Winter can really make the cabin fever kick in, but drinking outdoors is also the quickest path to regret. Luckily there's another option. Patio season is still pretty far off but many of Chicago's bars and restaurants have adapted to the chilly weather with all-season patios and rooftops.
West Town's newest hotspot Beatnik closes its full-length windows for the winter, but retains an open air feel with its courtyard-style dining room, lush greenery and glass rooftop. Let the sun shine down while you sip on some of the best cocktails on the block—even in the dead of winter.