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Best places to eat and drink outside
Gather is one of Best places to eat and drink outside.

1. Gather

9.2
4539 N Lincoln Ave (btwn Wilson Ave & Sunnyside Ave), Chicago, IL
American Restaurant · Ravenswood · 42 tips and reviews

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: This covered terrace in Lincoln Square features shareable dishes like charcuterie and pickled vegetables, accompanied by summery wine coolers served by the glass and pitcher. http://tmout.us/lKTEo Read more.

Brasserie 54 is one of Best places to eat and drink outside.

2. Brasserie 54

5420 N Clark St (Rascher), Chicago, IL
French Restaurant · Andersonville · 6 tips and reviews

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: Long one of Andersonville's most cherished patios, the backyard at 5420 N Clark Street (formerly In Fine Spirits and Premise) is now home to Brasserie 54 by LM. http://tmout.us/lKTEo Read more.

Little Goat Diner is one of Best places to eat and drink outside.

3. Little Goat Diner

9.0
820 W Randolph St (at Green St), Chicago, IL
Diner · Fulton Market · 478 tips and reviews

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: Will the combination of Stephanie Izard, rooftop deck and spinning, illuminated goat cause the universe to explode? http://tmout.us/lKTEo Read more.

Park Tavern is one of Best places to eat and drink outside.

4. Park Tavern

7.3
1645 W Jackson Blvd (at Paulina St), Chicago, IL
Gastropub · Near West Side · 18 tips and reviews

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: If you're looking for a beer garden near the United Center, check out the 10,000 square feet of outdoor space here. http://tmout.us/lKTEo Read more.

Tesori is one of Best places to eat and drink outside.

5. Tesori

65 E Adams St (at Wabash Ave), Chicago, IL
Italian Restaurant · The Loop · 37 tips and reviews

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: The lovely 40-seat outdoor garden/Loop refuge that used to be Rhapsody is now home to this Italian-inspired restaurant. http://tmout.us/lKTEo Read more.

Parson's Chicken & Fish is one of Best places to eat and drink outside.

6. Parson's Chicken & Fish

8.9
2952 W Armitage Ave (btwn N Humboldt & N Richmond), Chicago, IL
Fried Chicken Joint · Logan Square · 184 tips and reviews

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: Parson's Chicken & Fish is quickly shaping up to be the place to be this summer, whether that's because of the sprawling yard of picnic tables, the Negroni slushies or the expertly fried fish. Read more.

The Boarding House is one of Best places to eat and drink outside.

7. The Boarding House

720 N Wells St (at Superior St), Chicago, IL
American Restaurant · River North · 70 tips and reviews

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: The Boarding House's menu has changed significantly since the restaurant opened earlier this year. Try it out on one of sidewalk patio's 50–60 seats. http://tmout.us/lKTEo Read more.

Sweet Baby Ray's Smokehouse Bourbon & Beer is one of Best places to eat and drink outside.

8. Sweet Baby Ray's Smokehouse Bourbon & Beer

3478 N Clark St (at Cornelia), Chicago, IL
BBQ Joint · Lakeview · 13 tips and reviews

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: Barbecue, bourbon and a huge, covered outdoor-seating area: What could possibly go wrong at the new Wrigleyville location of Sweet Baby Ray's? http://tmout.us/lKTEo Read more.

The Local Chicago is one of Best places to eat and drink outside.

9. The Local Chicago

198 E Delaware Pl (at Mies van der Rohe Way), Chicago, IL
American Restaurant · Streeterville · 33 tips and reviews

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: The guys behind Chicago Cut Steakhouse opened The Local Chicago in the Gold Coast, serving classic comfort food like ribs and pot pie. The corner patio has 60 seats. http://tmout.us/lKTEo Read more.

Sumi Robata Bar is one of Best places to eat and drink outside.

10. Sumi Robata Bar

702 N Wells St (Wells St. and Huron St.), Chicago, IL
Japanese Restaurant · River North · 41 tips and reviews

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: The garden here seats 20 on tiered wooden decks landscaped with Japanese red maples and a traditional Japanese Zen garden tended to by chef Gene Kato. http://tmout.us/lKTEo Read more.

Tortoise Supper Club is one of Best places to eat and drink outside.

11. Tortoise Supper Club

8.6
350 N State St, Chicago, IL
American Restaurant · Near North Side · 49 tips and reviews

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: This summer, Tortoise Club takes advantage of its prime location with 20 additional seats on the State Street sidewalk. http://tmout.us/lKTEo Read more.

bellyQ is one of Best places to eat and drink outside.

12. bellyQ

1400 W. Randolph St. (at Ogden Ave), Chicago, IL
Korean Restaurant · Fulton Market · 98 tips and reviews

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: Bill Kim's BellyQ debuts two outdoor seating areas this summer, but only one of them has a fire pit. http://tmout.us/lKTEo Read more.

Glunz Tavern is one of Best places to eat and drink outside.

13. Glunz Tavern

7.8
1202 N Wells, Chicago, IL
Pub · Old Town · 96 tips and reviews

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: The Glunz Tavern in Old Town added 24 sidewalk seats, from which to sample the restaurant's Euro food and drinks. http://tmout.us/lKTEo Read more.

The Monarch is one of Best places to eat and drink outside.

14. The Monarch

1745 W North Ave (btwn Hermitage Ave & Wood St), Chicago, IL
Bar · Wicker Park · 30 tips and reviews

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: The Monarch converted its backyard from a beer garden into a precious little Wicker Park hideaway, complete with an herb garden. http://tmout.us/lKTEo Read more.

Reno is one of Best places to eat and drink outside.

15. Reno

7.8
2607 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL
Italian Restaurant · Logan Square · 89 tips and reviews

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: Reno's 40 sidewalk seats provide a prime perch for people-watching—and pizza-eating. http://tmout.us/lKTEo Read more.

Homeslice is one of Best places to eat and drink outside.

16. Homeslice

8.9
938 W Webster Ave (at Bissell St), Chicago, IL
Pizza Place · North Side · 85 tips and reviews

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: It's a log cabin inside and a patio area outside at Lincoln Park's new pizzeria. http://tmout.us/lKTEo Read more.

Embeya is one of Best places to eat and drink outside.

17. Embeya

564 W Randolph St (at Jefferson St.), Chicago, IL
Asian Restaurant · West Loop · 38 tips and reviews

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: The patio is an extension of both the restaurant (50 seats) and the lounge (15 seats). In recognition of that fact, the restaurant's serving boozy snow cones in flavors like gin with ginger and lime. Read more.

Found Kitchen & Social House is one of Best places to eat and drink outside.

18. Found Kitchen & Social House

7.8
1621 Chicago Ave (at Church St), Evanston, IL
New American Restaurant · 48 tips and reviews

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: At Found in Evanston, the new 25-seat patio is outfitted with eclectic furniture and serves dishes like "knife-and-fork" sandwiches all day. http://tmout.us/lKTEo Read more.

City Winery is one of Best places to eat and drink outside.

19. City Winery

8.8
1200 W Randolph St (at N Racine Ave), Chicago, IL
Concert Hall · Fulton Market · 83 tips and reviews

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: The 5,000-square-foot "Wine Garden" hosts live music to go along with small plates like green-tomato gazpacho and grilled Merguez sausage. http://tmout.us/lKTEo Read more.

Takito Kitchen is one of Best places to eat and drink outside.

20. Takito Kitchen

8.5
2013 W Division St (btwn Damen Ave & Hoyne Ave), Chicago, IL
Taco Place · Ukrainian Village · 54 tips and reviews

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: If it's a patio serving tacos and margaritas—and not a crazy wait—you're after, consider Takito, where chef David Dworshak puts out thoughtful Mexican dishes. http://tmout.us/lKTEo Read more.

Ada Street is one of Best places to eat and drink outside.

21. Ada Street

8.9
1664 N Ada St (btwn Concord & Wabansia), Chicago, IL
American Restaurant · Bucktown · 69 tips and reviews

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: Deep-fried black-eyed peas are the perfect drinking snack, steak (dressed in nothing more than brown butter), salads and even doughnuts make sense with the food-friendly cocktails from the bar. Read more.

Anteprima is one of Best places to eat and drink outside.

22. Anteprima

7.7
5316 N Clark St (at W Summerdale Ave), Chicago, IL
Italian Restaurant · Andersonville · 32 tips and reviews

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: It’s cute, it’s bustling, service is helpful, and the food borders between good & great. In warm weather, seek out the secluded back patio, where vegetables & herbs enhance the rustic, seasonal fare. Read more.

Bang Bang Pie Shop is one of Best places to eat and drink outside.

23. Bang Bang Pie Shop

9.2
2051 N California Ave (at N Point St), Chicago, IL
Pie Shop · Logan Square · 126 tips and reviews

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: Don't overlook the coffee (Bang Bang roasts its own), the insane biscuits (with a spread of housemade jams & butters) or the huge yard, strung with lights & filled with picnic tables & lush greenery. Read more.

Bistro Campagne is one of Best places to eat and drink outside.

24. Bistro Campagne

8.7
4518 N Lincoln Ave (at W Sunnyside Ave), Chicago, IL
French Restaurant · Ravenswood · 37 tips and reviews

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: There isn’t a bad thing on the menu, but if we had to limit ourselves, we’d go with onion soup, mussels steamed in Belgian ale, roasted chicken and pan-seared hanger steak flanked by amazing frites. Read more.

Briciola is one of Best places to eat and drink outside.

25. Briciola

937 N Damen Ave (btwn W Augusta Blvd & W Iowa St), Chicago, IL
Italian Restaurant · East Ukrainian Village · 10 tips and reviews

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: The crowds are steady at this cute Italian spot, but are they coming for the expansive patio, the kind service or the food? It could be all 3, but most likely it's the first 2. http://tmout.us/maA24 Read more.

Chez Joel is one of Best places to eat and drink outside.

26. Chez Joel

7.8
1119 W Taylor St, Chicago, IL
French Restaurant · University Village - Little Italy · 11 tips and reviews

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: Joël’s brick-laid courtyard is a respite, a quiet spot where the pâtés are creamy, the Champagne is cold, and you’ll never have to worry about spilling a cosmo on a maxidress. http://tmout.us/maA24 Read more.

Chicago Cut Steakhouse is one of Best places to eat and drink outside.

27. Chicago Cut Steakhouse

8.5
300 N LaSalle Dr (at Carroll Ave), Chicago, IL
Steakhouse · River North · 144 tips and reviews

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: If you’re looking for an alfresco steakhouse experience, it’s tough to beat a seat on Chicago Cut's expansive patio. http://tmout.us/maA24 Read more.

Davanti Enoteca Chicago is one of Best places to eat and drink outside.

28. Davanti Enoteca Chicago

1359 W Taylor St, Chicago, IL
Italian Restaurant · University Village - Little Italy · 87 tips and reviews

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: Scott Harris’s Taylor Street spot combines elements of the Purple Pig with the Italian sensibilities of his Mia Francesca’s chain. Harris's best move: turning the roof into a cozy, 45-seat patio. Read more.

29. El Cid #2

7.8
2645 N Kedzie Ave, Chicago, IL
Burrito Place · Logan Square · 40 tips and reviews

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: This Mexican mainstay has an amazing back patio; potent and fruity margaritas; sweet-as-pie servers; and decent dishes for a nice price. http://tmout.us/maA24 Read more.

Enoteca Roma Ristorante is one of Best places to eat and drink outside.

30. Enoteca Roma Ristorante

7.7
2146 W Division St, Chicago, IL
Italian Restaurant · Wicker Park · 26 tips and reviews

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: There are two alfresco options: Head to the quiet, spacious rear patio to dine on rustic Italian fare amid plants & a fountain, or take in the lively street scene out front. http://tmout.us/maA24 Read more.

Gene’s Sausage Shop is one of Best places to eat and drink outside.

31. Gene’s Sausage Shop

9.1
4750 N Lincoln Ave (btwn Lawrence Ave & Leland Ave), Chicago, IL
Butcher · Ravenswood · 72 tips and reviews

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: In summer, pick enjoy brats from “Gene's Bier Garden” on the third-floor roof, where long picnic tables and four taps add to the German beer-garden setting. http://tmout.us/maA24 Read more.