Best Outdoor Bars and Restaurants In Chicago

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

Castaways (Lake Michigan/Lincoln Park)
1603 North Lake Shore Drive (North Avenue Beach)
Chicago, IL 60612
www.castawayschicago.com

 

Clark Street Dog & Bar (Lakeview)
3040 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60657
www.clarkstdog.com

 

City Winery (West Loop / Patio)
1200 W Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60607
www.citywinery.com/chicago

 

Commonwealth Tavern (Roscoe Village)
2000 West Roscoe Street
Chicago, IL 60618
www.commonwealthchicago.com

 

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

 

Best Outdoor Bars and Restaurants In Chicago

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

Castaways (Lake Michigan/Lincoln Park)
1603 North Lake Shore Drive (North Avenue Beach)
Chicago, IL 60612
www.castawayschicago.com

 

Clark Street Dog & Bar (Lakeview)
3040 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60657
www.clarkstdog.com

 

City Winery (West Loop / Patio)
1200 W Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60607
www.citywinery.com/chicago

 

Commonwealth Tavern (Roscoe Village)
2000 West Roscoe Street
Chicago, IL 60618
www.commonwealthchicago.com

 

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

 

New Year’s Day Pacifico PJ Party at High Noon Saloon 1.1

High Noon Saloon Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago

High Noon Saloon Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago

High Noon Saloon
1560 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60622
773-227-9339
highnoonchicago.com

Featuring drink deals, brunch service and the Blackhawks

High Noon Saloon starts the New Year with brunch service from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and all-day drink deals such as $4 Pacifico drafts, $3 mango or orange mimosas, $5 bloody marys, $15 bottles of bubbly with a half carafe of orange juice, and $3 Jameson shots. Pajamas are encouraged for brunch and welcomed all day. The regular menu is offered from 11 a.m.-11 p.m. and the bar is open from 11 a.m.-2 a.m. on Thursday, January 1.

High Noon Saloon is an official Chicago Blackhawks bar and they host a watch party for the Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic, which features the Hawks against the Washington Capitals in Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. at noon, and the bar screens NCAA bowl games all day.

Brunch Selections
Huevos Rancheros
Two over-easy eggs, crispy tostadas, black beans, Serrano chiles, tomatoes, avocado salsa, queso fresco, cilantro ($9)

Bandit Skillet
Two fried eggs, Cheddar Jack cheese, sweet peppers, red onions, applewood-smoked bacon, chorizo, black beans, tomatoes, roasted potatoes ($10)

Chilaquiles
Two over-easy eggs, Barbacoa-style braised chicken, tomatillo salsa, queso fresco, cilantro, sour cream ($10)

Breakfast Burrito
Scrambled eggs, chorizo, Cheddar Jack cheese, avocado, tomatoes, lettuce, roasted potatoes ($9)

French Toast
Texas toast, powdered sugar, Kahlua crème anglaise, fresh seasonal fruit ($9)

Details
High Noon Saloon’s regular hours of operation: 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Monday-Friday; 11 a.m.-3 a.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Sunday. The kitchen is open until 11 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and until midnight Friday and Saturday. All major credit cards accepted. For reservations, please phone 773-227-9339.

Halloween Events High Noon Saloon 10.30-10.31

High Noon Saloon Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago

High Noon Saloon Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago

Pumpkin Carving Party Thursday, October 30 and Halloween Party on Friday, October 31

 

Pumpkin Carving Party

High Noon Saloon provides both the pumpkins and the carving tools for this do-it-yourself pumpkin carving party and displays the final creations as part of the Halloween theme post-party. The free event kicks-off at 7 p.m.; arrive early as pumpkins are first come, first served. Draft beer specials, which range from $6-$8, include seasonal offerings such asSouthern Tier Pumking and Great Lakes Nosferatu, and year-round brews such as Rogue Dead Guy Ale.

High Noon mixologist Ben Berry-Ryan also debuts the $9 Fall in Love cocktail, which will make the soon-to-launch fall cocktail list. The Fall in Love is made with Old Forester Bourbon, The Bitter Truth Pimento Dram Allspice liqueur, SNAP Gingersnap liqueur and a muddled mix of Allspice seasoning, nutmeg, candied walnuts, fresh apple and honey. The cocktail is shaken over ice, double strained, and served straight up in a rocks glass with a candied walnut-honey rim.

High Noon Saloon is open from 4 p.m.-2 a.m. on October 30 and the kitchen is open until 1 a.m.  Reservations are available by calling 773-227-9339.

Halloween Party and Costume Contest

High Noon celebrates All Hallows’ Eve with DJ of the Undead spinning zombie tunes from 9 p.m.-2 a.m. with no cover charge. Drink deals, which are the same as the pumpkin carving party specials, include the $9 Fall in Love cocktail and Southern Tier Pumking,Great Lakes Nosferatu and Rogue Dead Guy Ale drafts (prices range from $6-$8). In addition to the hand-carved pumpkins displayed throughout the bar and dining room, the Wicker Park saloon is decked with Halloween décor and the staffers will also be in costume. The saloon awards a $100 gift certificate to person wearing the top costume as determined by crowd applause at midnight.

High Noon Saloon is open from 4 p.m.-2 a.m. on October 31 and the kitchen is open until 1 a.m.  Reservations are available by calling 773-227-9339.

High Noon Saloon Specials For Summer

High Noon Saloon Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago

High Noon Saloon Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago

1560 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
773-227-9339
highnoonchicago.com

 

Summer Specials at High Noon Saloon

The below specials are on offer now and are open-ended. All specials are offered regular business hours: 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Monday-Friday; 11 a.m.-3 a.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Sunday.

 

Monday

$4 Half Acre drafts, $3 Old Crow bourbon whiskey shots, $3 Casa Noble tequila blanco shots, Whaddayaknow Free Pub Trivia Chicago, team trivia, 8 p.m.

 

Tuesday 

$2 tamales (braised pork, vegetable, braised chicken or corn), $4 Two Brothers drafts, $3 Midnight Moon Apple Pie moonshine shots, $3 Don Julio tequila blanco tequila shots

 

Wednesday

$4 Goose Island drafts, $3 Heaven Hill Kentucky bourbon shots, $3 Corazon tequila blanco shots

 

Thursday 

$4 Lagunitas drafts, $3 Jameson Irish whiskey shots, $3 Cazadores tequila blanco shots

 

Friday

$4 Revolution drafts, $3 Old Forester Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey shots, $3 Patron XO Café shots

 

Saturday

$4 Deschutes drafts, $3 Fireball cinnamon whiskey shots, $3 Familia Camarena tequila shots, $3 classic and mango mimosas, $5 bloody marys, $5 micheladas

 

Sunday

$4 Bell’s drafts, $3 Four Roses bourbon shots, $3 El Milagro tequila shots, $3 classic and mango mimosas, $5 bloody marys, $5 micheladas

 

Details

High Noon is open from 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Monday-Friday; 11 a.m.-3 a.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Sunday. The kitchen is open until 1 a.m. daily. Outdoor seating available until midnight daily (weather permitting). All major credit cards accepted. For reservations, please phone 773-227-9339.

 

Wicker Park Bucktown TAP Beer Fest 6.22

Wicker Park Bucktown TAP Beer Fest 2014

Wicker Park Bucktown TAP Beer Fest 2014

Wicker Park Bucktown TAP Beer Fest

Where: Participating Venues Listed Below

Wickerparkbucktown.com

 

Wicker Park Bucktown TAP – Beer Fest, June 22nd

On June 22 from 1 pm to 5 pm, the Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce and Map Room present TAP, a showcase of over 15 local beer haunts that promote the art of brewing and all its delicious spoils.   TAP is a salute to the area’s thriving beer scene that takes place under one roof, where you can hoist a glass and sample some of the best suds from the hood for one ticket price ($35 – $40 through wickerparkbucktown.com).  Admission gets you: a commemorative tasting beer glass, 10 six ounce servings of the participating venue’s beers of your choice, music, and four hours of fun.

 

Participants include: bar bar black sheep, Bluebird Chicago, Bucktown Pub, Dimo’s Six Corners, Division Ale House, Double Door, Emporium, Fatpour Tap Works, Feast, Floyd’s Pub, High Noon Saloon, Links Taproom, Map Room, Piece, Pipeworks Brewing co., Provenance, The Boundary, and WeeGee’s.

Oktoberfest Das Beer Boot at High Noon Saloon -Now- 10.6

Das Beer Boot HNS

Das Beer Boot HNS

Das Beer Boot at High Noon Saloon

Get Your Oktoberfest Fill in Wicker Park
Available now through Sunday, October 6
$20/$26
In celebration of Oktoberfest, High Noon Saloon in Wicker Park is featuring “Das Boot” now through October 6. The 80-ounce beer boot stein, pictured below, may be filled with domestic beer for $20 (Bud Light) and import/craft beer for $26 (Southern Tier Hop Sun, Revolution Anti-Hero, Half Acre Daisy Cutter, Goose Island Green Line, Hofbrau Oktoberfest, Lagunitas Lucky 13, Stella).

Das Boots pair well with many of High Noon Saloon’s dishes, such as applewood smoked brisket tacos, barbacoa-style braised chicken tacos, sweet corn tamales, Outlaw burger, huevos rancheros and chilaquiles. The beers-in-a-boot may also be enjoyed while viewing Illini and Bears football games on High Noon Saloon’s 11 televisions.

High Noon Saloon
1560 North Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60622
773-227-9339
HighNoonChicago.com