The Orbit Room's popular backyard garden patio lives on through Ludlow Liquors, which has transformed the space into a spacious 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 always fun, but there's something exhilarating about having a drink outdoors. And after making it through another winter in the city, we're all ready for a round or two under the sun. It doesn't matter if you're looking for a spot with excellent wine programs or a beer garden where you can have a few local brews—the best outdoor bars in Chicago will delight oenophiles 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. Make a reservation (if needed), pack some sunscreen and prepare to spend an afternoon at one of the best outdoor bars in Chicago.
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