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Outdoor alternatives to Kuma’s Corner
We find six spots that also wheel and deal in burgers, whiskey and rock and roll.
Outdoor alternatives to Big Star
Can’t find a seat in that ever-elusive former gas station parking lot?
Outdoor alternatives to ROOF at theWit
Can’t get in to ROOF? Try these other eight spots.
Outdoor alternatives to Hopleaf
When Hopleaf is packed, here’s where to eat or drink outside instead.
Outdoor alternatives to the Purple Pig
Where to go when you can’t snag a seat on this off-Michigan-Avenue patio.
New outdoor bars and restaurants
A season of rooftops, beer gardens and sidewalk patios: charted.
Alfresco dining, no wait | Map
Find your outdoor dining alternative and new alfresco destinations in our Google map.