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Photograph: Ada St.Ada St. Ping-Pong

Bars to play outdoor games in Chicago

Play a round of bags, ping-pong, bocce or other outdoor games at these Chicago bars and restaurants this summer

Morgan Olsen
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Elizabeth Atkinson
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Morgan Olsen
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Some of the city's best outdoor bars offer more than delectable bites and frozen cocktails. These patios and rooftops add an interactive element with bocce ball, Ping-Pong, bags and other games made for socializing. Take your competitive spirit outside this summer at these Chicago bars.

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Bocce at Saint Lou's Assembly
  • Restaurants
  • American
  • West Loop
  • price 2 of 4

Tucked away in the West Loop, Saint Lou's out-back patio is an idyllic urban retreat complete with stadium seating and a full bocce ball court. Sip frosé and indulge in some friendly competition or join an American Bocce Co. league for the summer. 

  • Restaurants
  • Contemporary American
  • River West/West Town
  • price 2 of 4

Play Ping-Pong under the stars at Ada St. while snacking on deep-fried black-eyed peas, crunchy polenta fries and seasonal bruschetta. Keep the competitive spirit alive with expertly crafted cocktails, beer and wine. 

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  • Things to do
  • Quirky events
  • River North

The River North Ping-Pong social club offers a summer-ready solution for those looking to take it outside. The spot's covered patio is situated off State Street and boasts a Ping-Pong table and life-size Jenga. Plus, you can enjoy cocktails, coffee and the full menu alfresco. 

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Bocce at Pinstripes
  • Bars
  • Lounges
  • Streeterville
  • price 2 of 4

Weeknight happy hour gets a serious upgrade courtesy of Pinstripe's renovated rooftop with two bocce ball courts and bowling inside. 

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