Photo courtesy of The Moonlighter
Photo courtesy of The Moonlighter


The Resy Guide to Outdoor Dining in Chicago


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.