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.
When the weather in Chicago cooperates, there are few better places to spend a sunny afternoon than clutching a cold glass beneath an umbrella in a beer garden in Chicago. You'll find scenic (or, at the very least, secluded) patios and beer gardens hiding behind Chicago dive bars or set up in taproom parking lots. Once you've snagged a table (you may need a reservation), you can order burgers, barbecue or frites to enjoy while you sip beer from Chicago breweries. Find a comfortable spot, pack a mask and get some fresh air with our guide to the best beer gardens in Chicago.
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