Occupying a small courtyard behind this Andersonville institution, Hopleaf's tree-lined beer garden allows you to sample its lengthy menu of Belgian beers in the sun. Surrounded by brick walls with a goblet of St. Feuillien, a pile of mussels and a cone of frites in front of you, it's easy to imagine that you've momentarily escaped the city and found yourself in a pub in a small European village. Tables are first come, first served.
Beautiful weather is seemingly all too rare in Chicago, so when the sun is shining and the temperatures are pleasant, you should make the most of it with a drink outside. Some of the best Chicago breweries and taprooms offer plenty of space to try their latest beers fresh from the tap, while outdoor bars offer relaxed places to gather with a group and share some refreshing cocktails. Many are also dog-friendly, letting you share the fun with your pup. Without further ado, these are our favorite beer gardens in Chicago for a cold beverage outside on a warm day.
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