Matthias Merges’s Hyde Park restaurant is adding a 50-seat patio that will wrap around the corner on the sidewalk.
Opening End of April, weather permitting.
Dig into Ryan McCaskey’s bar menu street side on Acadia’s new patio. The outdoor space seats 12–16.
Asian Outpost’s 36-seat patio includes banquette seating with colorful pillows. The restaurant is now open for lunch Thursday–Sunday, plus it's adding a menu of patio drinks (think sake slushies), so we already know where we’ll be having long lunches on summer Fridays.
Opening Now, weather permitting
The Wicker Park restaurant has a small, 12-seat patio that opens onto Milwaukee Avenue, perfect for both people watching and digging into plates of the terrific pasta.
Opening May 1
The new Alice in Wonderland–inspired bakery in Wicker Park is adding a 24-seat patio, which will be dog-friendly. Order a dog treat baked at the shop for your pup alongside your tart.
Opening Mid-May, weather permitting
Beatrix slides open the front doors along Clark Street for an al fresco feel. The 36-seat wine bar is situated in the open-air space, and six sidewalk tables will be surrounded by planters and hanging ferns.
The 40-seat sidewalk patio will offer new drink specials like half-off bottles of wine on Wednesdays.
Opening May 1
The new Billy Dec/Kevin Hickey spot will have an 18-seat bar that will serve cocktails plus a limited snack menu. The design will match the interior décor, and includes flowers and an herb garden.
Opening Early May
The new Andersonville neighborhood spot is adding 35 al fresco seats. The bar menu, which is available upstairs, will also be served outside.
Opening April 28
The new burger joint has a 40-seat patio, which includes an outdoor bar, tables and chairs, and lounge seating.
Opening Memorial Day weekend