Patio Season is Here!

Outdoor Diners Rejoice, Patio Season is Here!

In Chicago, when it’s cold it’s cold, and when it’s hot, it’s hot. Everyone knows to soak up every last ray before summer ends, which includes grabbing a drink on your favorite restaurant’s patio. Get ready to request a seat outside and pull up a chair. These 9 restaurants are all just as ready for patio season as we are!

The Ruin Daily

Check out the loop’s new patio at 328 S. Jefferson Street! This deli and day bar has 24-seat patio just waiting for guests looking to relax on their lunch break or a sunny Saturday afternoon. The Ruin Daily’s house-cured meats make for incredible sandwiches and their pickle-based Hatchback cocktail pairs nicely with a classic ham-and-cheese.

Chiya Chai

Logan Square’s Chiya Chai Cafe has opened their patio, a perfect spot to enjoy one of their custom iced chai drinks. If chai isn’t your cup of tea, swing by 2770 N. Milwaukee Avenue between 3pm and 6pm on weekdays for a cocktail during happy hour.


At 122 W. Monroe Street there exists an outdoor dining experience unlike any other. Boleo’s rooftop bar offers a spectacular view of the city along with South American inspired cocktails and cuisine. Snack, sip and take in the scenery!

RM Champagne Salon

Parisian ambiance characterizes the private setting of RM Champagne Salon’s patio at 116 N. Green Street. Get cozy with a glass of wine or a specialty cocktail surrounded by the warm light of vintage Moroccan lamps and hanging tea lights.  Don’t forget to take advantage of the #AllDayRosé program and try one of 16 new organic and bio-dynamic wines.


Speaking of #AllDayRosé, Nellcote is also participating in the program, and Restaurant Row is a great place to enjoy it.  Nothing says summer like something bubbly! Bring your pup to this dog friendly patio and munch on flatbreads with a friend at 833 W. Randolph Street.


Surrounded by seasonal flowers, the patio at Wood is a great place to enjoy amazing cuisine featuring seasonal fruits and vegetables as well as artisanal cocktails. The intimate patio at 3335 N. Halsted Street is ready to welcome guests for dinner and drinks, so don’t miss out.


One patio has a special selection of rosés reserved just for their outdoor guests. Primehouse is known for their steaks, but their lighter dishes and a new menu curated just for the summer will make for an unforgettable patio dining experience. Stop by 616 N. Rush Street while the weather’s still warm!

The Whistler

The Whistler features exceptional live music and an art gallery, but if you need a break from all the action inside step out onto the patio. Grab a one-of-a-kind Whistler cocktail aptly titled The Fresh Juiced Apples and enjoy some fresh summer air and the taste of Granny Smith apple juice at 2421 N. Milwaukee Avenue.


Heralded by TimeOut as one of the best Spanish restaurants in the country, Salero is a summer hotspot. Head out to their patio at 621 W. Randolph Street for a family-style meal and a pitcher of sangria to soak up the evening with friends.