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During Chicago's summer months, we look for any excuse to be outside. We pack picnics for outdoor movies, sip cocktails at the city's best rooftop bars and attend as many street festivals as humanly possible. Why should brunch be any different? When the weekend rolls around, look to Chicago restaurants with patios, beer gardens and rooftops for your early-morning dining needs. Before you know it, you'll be soaking up the sun with a mimosa in hand and a stack of pancakes in front of you. Here's where to find Chicago's top alfresco brunch options.
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