Alfresco eating and drinking, no wait
We offer alternatives to Chicago’s busiest patios.
Photograph: Martha Williams
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We find six spots that also wheel and deal in burgers, whiskey and rock and roll.
Can’t find a seat in that ever-elusive former gas station parking lot?
Can’t get in to ROOF? Try these other eight spots.
When Hopleaf is packed, here’s where to eat or drink outside instead.
Where to go when you can’t snag a seat on this off-Michigan-Avenue patio.
A season of rooftops, beer gardens and sidewalk patios: charted.
Find your outdoor dining alternative and new alfresco destinations in our Google map.