It’s full summertime, and we’re here for all of Chicago’s many stellar patios. From diverse, vibrant Bridgeport to the soaring South Loop, hipster-loving Ukrainian Village and lake-hugging Edgewater, here are our favorite spots for al fresco dining and drinking this summer. Check back every couple weeks for updates — which, by Labor Day, we expect to be as long as those blessedly warm summer nights.
Even as the city reopens, be sure to wear a mask as often as possible (especially when interfacing with servers), check restaurants’ websites and social accounts for updated protocols, and — for goodness sakes — tip well!
New on 7/30: Tarantino’s, Pizza Lobo, Little Wild, Handlebar, Truth Italian Restaurant, Beatnik on the River, The Moonlighter.