On a warm Chicago day, there is one place to be: posted on a great rooftop or patio, beverages and bites within reach. To that end, we've compiled a list of outdoor dining spaces throughout the city, organized by neighborhood, so everyone can eat alfresco all season long. You'll find suburban patios at the end of the list.
Beatnik Head to West Town for one of the city's most lush backdrops. Beatnik's indoor-outdoor courtyard feels like a Spanish escape, with colorful tiles, verdant plant life, and plenty of light to soak in summer sun. Don't miss out on the exciting cocktail list. 1604 W Chicago Ave., 312-929-4945.
By Adam Lukach, Samantha Nelson, Grace Wong, Christen Johnson, Joseph Hernandez