More new Chicago rooftops, patios and more

>>Read up on the 10 hottest coming-soon rooftops and patios in Chicago for summer 2014 and see these new patios mapped by neighborhood.

 

Green Street Smoked Meats
112 N. Green St. 312-754-0431
Upon arrival at this West Loop barbecue bar, send a friend to order pitchers at the bar while you order food at the counter; whoever gets done first can stake out one of 100 seats at the wood communal tables outside.
ETA: Open now, weather permitting
We're picturing: Splitting pitchers of beer and downing pulled pork with friends

Rosie's West Town Deli
1021 N. Western Ave. 773-235-3354
The alley-facing patio behind this deli and cafe on the border of Ukrainian Village and Humboldt Park seats about a dozen people.
ETA: Open now, weather permitting
We're picturing: Panini pitstops on the patio—think eggplant parmesan or balsamic-marinated mushrooms with provolone

Modern Asian Kitchen
1924 W. Division St. 773-772-6251
This Wicker Park restaurant serving Chinese-inspired fare makes the most of Division Street's extra-wide sidewalks with a 28-seat dining area. Flower baskets topping the fence railings are in the works.
ETA: Open now, weather permitting
We're picturing: Going for takeout but staying to soak up some fresh air

Old Crow Smokehouse
3506 N. Clark St. 773-537-4452
Moonshine cocktails and barbecue are the main attractions at this Wrigleyville bar and restaurant with a retractable roof over the dining room set to open as soon as the weather warms.
ETA: Open now, weather permitting
We're picturing: All the benefits of a rooftop bar, minus that pesky stair climb

Compass Bar
433 W. Diversey Parkway 773-248-3230
This Lincoln Park beer and wood-fired pizza bar in the former Tommy Knuckles space will add front patio seating for 38 people, plus six umbrellas, flower boxes and a 60-inch outdoor TV screen.
ETA: Open now, weather permitting
We're picturing: Outdoor baseball-watching over beer and pizza

Blackfinn Ameripub
65 W. Kinzie St. 312-836-0290
A rounded patio enclosed by low stone walls offers seating for 60 people at this River North bar and restaurant, along with a view of TVs, a full food menu, beer tower availability and Sunday sangria specials.
ETA: Open now, weather permitting
We're picturing: Downtown suits making the most of summer Fridays

DryHop Brewers
3155 N. Broadway 773-857-3155
The Lakeview brewpub adds 16 patio seats this year to complement its retractable garage doors that face Broadway's busy shopping district.
ETA: Open now, weather permitting
We're picturing: Pints and people-watching

Asian Outpost
1315 S. Wabash Ave. 312-662-1100
At this South Loop restaurant, potted ferns, flower boxes and a wooden fence surround benches and chairs for 36 accented with bright pillows.
ETA: Open now, weather permitting
We're picturing: Sipping sake slushies in flavors such as cucumber-mint, strawberry-lemon and blackberry-lemongrass

Lyfe Kitchen
419 N. Clark St. 312-836-5933
Heat lamps will kick-start al fresco dining season at this health-centric River North restaurant, cool weather be damned. Sidewalk seating along Clark Street will fit 28.
ETA: Open now, weather permitting
We're picturing: Catching some rays during a morning break for a mango-cucumber-lime smoothie

Doc B's
100 E. Walton St. 312-626-1300
This Gold Coast cafe's massive 20-foot front window opens up to bring the outdoors in, but a 24-seat patio in front set to debut soon will expand open-air options.
ETA: Open now, weather permitting
We're picturing: Stopping for sustenance after Walton Street window-shopping

Spritz Burger
3819 N. Broadway 773-868-9866
Dan Smith and Steve McDonagh, aka The Hearty Boys, partnered with pastry chef Gale Gand to turn their former Lakeview restaurant Hearty into this burger, soda and sweets shop; now, they're freshening up the 35-seat enclosed patio next to the restaurant with umbrellas and a new seating configuration.
ETA: Open now, weather permitting
We're picturing: Sipping housemade sodas and fizzy cocktails under strings of dangling lights

Packing House
113 W. Randolph St. 312-929-4787
This soon-to-open restaurant and bar takes the place of shuttered sports bar Market, but keeps all of the al fresco features, including the rooftop bar, 50-seat sidewalk cafe and 130-seat patio covered by a retractable roof.
ETA: Open now, weather permitting
We're picturing: Instagramming skyline selfies from the roof

Unite Urban Grill
1450 W. Chicago Ave. 312-455-8900
A 14-seat dog-friendly sidewalk cafe at this Noble Square restaurant is in the works.
ETA: Open now, weather permitting
We're picturing: Chicago Avenue people-watching with a craft cocktail in hand

The Brixton
5420 N. Clark St. 773-961-7358
The Andersonville restaurant and bar will open two outdoor spaces: a 35-seat sidewalk cafe and a 10-seat second-floor lounge with couches and a specialized menu of small plates, oysters and cocktails.
ETA: Open now, weather permitting
We're picturing: A group dinner on the sidewalk cafe transitioning to a more intimate chat upstairs

Strings Ramen Shop
2141 S. Archer Ave. 312-374-3450
This Chinatown ramen shop is making the most of the skinny courtyard along the side of the building with outdoor seating for 24.
ETA: Open now, weather permitting
We're picturing: Forgoing a jacket and instead warming up with steaming noodle bowls on a brisk spring evening

County Barbeque
1352 W. Taylor St. 312-929-2528
The enclosed backyard patio at this Little Italy barbecue joint will be dressed up with string lights and a soon-to-be-painted mural.
ETA: Open now weather permitting
We're picturing: Parking it at a picnic table and digging into a rack of ribs

Azzurra EnoTavola
1467 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-278-5959
Hanging planters and lights will add to the ambience of the 12-seat sidewalk cafe outside this Italian restaurant in Wicker Park.
ETA: Open now, weather permitting
We're picturing: Accidentally splurging at Milwaukee Avenue shops after a few glasses of wine

A Baker's Tale
2127 W. Division St. 872-206-5581
This Wicker Park bakery and coffee shop features a 24-seat dog-friendly sidewalk cafe.
ETA: Open now, weather permitting
We're picturing: Walking the dog to pick up a latte and a bacon-caramel-banana cream puff

Bottlefork
441 N. Clark St. 312-955-1900
If you don't have room for a full meal of chef Kevin Hickey's rich, indulgent dishes, stake out some space at the 18-seat snack bar out front flanked by flowers and an herb garden for a cocktail and a bite to eat. During the day, the full lunch menu is served. 
ETA: Open now, weather permitting
We're picturing: Devotees of Hickey's former fare at the Four Seasons mingling with happy hour revelers

Terrace on Clark
77 W. Wacker Drive 312-374-3111
This week-old bar and grill has added a 100-seat patio, making it one of the largest outdoor seating spaces in the Loop.
ETA: Open now, weather permitting
We're picturing: Working lunches and post-office happy hours

Blaze Pizza
227 E. Ontario St. 312-255-1290 
The second location (the first is in Lakeview) of this pizzeria features a 20-seat sidewalk cafe.
ETA: Open now, weather permitting
We're picturing: An al fresco pizza party that won't break the bank

CH Distillery
564 W. Randolph St. 312-707-8780
The West Loop distillery and cocktail bar has added a 20-seat patio with a lounge area serving boozy snow cone versions of CH's cocktails.
ETA: Open now, weather permitting
We're picturing: Scheduling first-date snow cone adventures

G&O
459 N. Ogden Ave. 312-888-3367
Opened earlier this year in the former Clutch space at the corner of Grand and Ogden avenues, G&O cocktail bar and restaurant features a triangle-shaped patio with seating for 30 and weekend brunch in the works.
ETA: Open now, weather permitting
We're picturing: Parking our bikes and making a cocktail pit stop en route to Randolph Street

Plein Air
5751 S. Woodlawn Ave. 773-966-7531
With a name that means "open air," this Hyde Park cafe features a 40-seat patio, including permanent communal tables and chairs in the style of a park, plus a canopy and planters and a bridge to the neighboring Frank Lloyd Wright Robie House.
ETA: Open now, weather permitting
We're picturing: Tons of canoodling U. Chicago couples

Parts and Labor
2700 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-360-7840
The Logan Square bar and burger spot from the Boiler Room team has added a front patio on Sawyer Avenue with seating for 30, plus a monster rear patio that seats 140 at picnic tables under the shade of a tree and umbrellas.
ETA: Open now, weather permitting
We're picturing: A backyard barbecue vibe, but with fernet shots

Bellwether Meeting House & Eatery
302 E. Illinois St. 312-222-1800
This Streeterville bar and restaurant features sidewalk seating is in the plans for along both Illinois Street and Columbus Drive.
ETA: Open now, weather permitting
We're picturing: Mixing up our Winesday tradition with half-price bottles of red and white wine

Stella Barra
1954 N. Halsted St. 773-634-4101
The 60-seat brick patio at this Lincoln Park pizzeria features hanging lights, a fireplace and a towering tree.
ETA: Open now, weather permitting
We're picturing: Splitting steaming-hot pizzas with pals under the shade of umbrella-topped tables

Beatrix
519 N. Clark St. 312-284-1377
Hanging ferns and boxwood planters line the six-table sidewalk cafe at this River North restaurant in the Aloft Hotel. If you're craving fresh air with a bit more shade, grab one of 36 seats at the wine bar, which will catch plenty of breeze thanks to its proximity to windows that open to the street.
ETA: Open now, weather permitting
We're picturing: Nursing a pineapple-habanero margarita after work

Kinmont
419 W. Superior St. 312-915-0011
This sustainable seafood restaurant in River North is going to make the most of its home on a quiet stretch of Superior with a few tables on the sidewalk.
ETA: May
We're picturing: Toasting summer with chilled seafood platters and bottles of bubbly

Buzz Burgers, Barrels & Beer
1935 W. Irving Park Road 773-880-9810
The owners of this North Center bar and restaurant are planning a garden perched on top of the garage behind the building. Picture wrought iron seating for 40, vine-covered trellises, trees planted in half barrels and a mini-bar stocked with featured beers and sodas spiked with infused booze.
ETA: Early summer
We're picturing: Pretending we're hosting our very own patio party

Leghorn Chicken
959 W. Western Ave. 773-394-4444
What's better than fried chicken sandwiches? Eating fried chicken sandwiches outside, of course. Look for a few tables on the sidewalk outside this Ukrainian Village shop once the weather breaks.
ETA: Early summer
We're picturing: Relishing iced tea and Nashville hot chicken under the summer sun

Ancien Cycles
688 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-914-0102
This month-old West Town "hospitality cycling lounge," er, bike shop and cafe plans to add an adjacent bar called RollOut, as well as a 70-seat beer garden.
ETA: Early summer
We're picturing: Sipping craft brews while waiting for a tune-up

Grand Tour
2434 W. Montrose Ave. 872-208-7246
This globally inspired North Center bar and restaurant will soon add an 80-seat sidewalk cafe along Artesian Avenue featuring planters growing herbs that might just make their way into your cocktail.
ETA: Weekend of June 6
We're picturing: Dropping off our sports-watching pals inside while we catch a breeze outside

Fairways
1141 W. Armitage Ave. 773-698-6020
Pending city licensing approval, this Lincoln Park golf-themed bar hopes to add a row of two-top tables outside its street-facing windows.
ETA: Early June
We're picturing: Faking country club membership over whiskey cocktails 

Tete Charcuterie
1114 W. Randolph St. 312-733-1178
A 20- to 30-seat sidewalk cafe, potentially with awnings and lights to evoke a Parisian boucherie, will make this West Loop restaurant and lounge feel even more French.
ETA: June
We're picturing: Playing hooky from work to fill up on cured meats and craft cocktails

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