Summers in Chicago may be short, but the city’s patio scene is vibrant. From high rise rooftops to neighborhood patios, Chicago is home to a variety of cool outdoor spots to enjoy. We’ve rounded up 10 new outdoor places to visit, when you’re in the mood to take your food, drinks and revelry al fresco.
Here’s a look at new outdoor patios in Chicago for 2017…
Chic, upscale spot offering Japanese fare and cocktails atop the Conrad Hilton hotel with sweeping city views. (Noyane, 101 E. Erie Street)
The space spans 3,000 square feet and it’s the same minimalist aesthetic used at parent restaurant, Slightly Toasted. There’s also an outdoor patio overlooking the river with seating for 250. (Little Toasted, 300 S. Riverside Plaza)
Cindy’s has been a hotspot for the past few years and recently unveiled the addition of a new outdoor terrace bar, where guests can enjoy a selection of rosés, rotating large format cocktails, and boozy popsicles. (Cindy’s, 12 S. Michigan Ave)
Located in The Loop, Boleo is a chic South American-inspired rooftop restaurant and cocktail lounge with a retractable roof. Guests can also enjoy Latin music every Wednesday through Saturday. (Boleo, 122 W. Monroe)
Casual and hip hangout in Wicker Park. Here you’ll find an 180-degree view of the skyline, Mexican-inspired fare, and a full bar. (Cabana Club, 2018 W. North Ave)
LondonHouse offers some of the most spectacular views of Chicago. Overlooking the Chicago River and city skyline, visiting the LH Rooftop is a one-of-a-kind experience. (LondonHouse, 85 E. Wacker Drive)
Bask in the sun at this Hawaiian-themed restaurant and rooftop in Wicker Park. Come for weekend brunch or weekday happy hour, featuring summery cocktails like margaritas and Mai Tais. (Mahalo, 1501 N. Milwaukee Ave)
24 floors above The Hyatt Centric, AIRE offers a welcome escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Enjoy craft cocktails, wine, beer and small bites at this rooftop in Chicago’s Loop. (AIRE, 100 W. Monroe St.)
If you dig Mexican food and a more casual environment, head to Broken English. The new patio in Lincoln Park serves killer tacos and margaritas, plus it’s pet friendly. (Broken English, 2576-2580 N. Lincoln Ave)
Set atop the Dana Hotel, the newly re-designed rooftop serves up creative cocktails, city views, couches and fire pits, plus rotating DJs. (Apogee, 2 W. Eerie St.)
Which spot do you want to visit most? Tell us your favorite Chicago rooftop or patio below!