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After a long, nagging winter, we're so ready to dine alfresco at some of Chicago's best new restaurants and bars. And for enduring snowy weather well into April, the outdoor powers that be are rewarding us with an epic lineup of new patios and rooftops. We rounded up the most promising options—from a romantic, fireplace-equipped oasis in Lakeview to a swanky lounge in the sky to a slew of funky beer gardens. We even tossed in a handful of late bloomers that debuted late last summer or haven't had a patio until this year. Here's where you'll find us sipping frozen cocktails all summer long.
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