Best outdoor restaurants in Chicago
Spend a beautiful day at one of Chicago's best restaurants with gardens, decks and patios
Be spontaneous in Chicago
After surviving brutal winters, no one knows how to live it up in summer quite like Chicagoans
Bars to play outdoor games in Chicago
Hang out at outdoor bars and play ping-pong, bags and other games with your friends
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