The Orbit Room's popular backyard garden patio lives on through Ludlow Liquors, which has transformed the space into a spcaious cocktail, beer and burger hangout. You'll find plenty of picnic tables where you can take a seat, sip a stiff drink, nurse a Hamm's and catch up with friends.
Sure, going to one of the best bars in Chicago is fun, but there's something exhilarating about having a drink outdoors. And after making it through another winter in the city, you deserve a round or two under the sun. It doesn't matter if you're looking for a spot with a delicious margarita or a beer garden where you can have a few local brews—the best outdoor bars in Chicago will delight wine snobs and boozy slushy fans, alike. We've tracked down waterfront patios, hidden gardens and dive bar backyards where you can mix a little bit of alcohol with a lot of fresh air. Pack some sunscreen, make a reservation (if needed) and prepare to while away an afternoon at one of the best outdoor bars in Chicago.