10 Places to Eat Outside in Chicago This Weekend

Planning to spend some quality time outside? Here are a few al fresco dining and drinking ideas in Chicago.

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Antique Taco
Antique Taco Bridgeport
n1000 W. 35th St.
nThis spacious patio features multiple picnic benches and umbrellas next to the new South Side location of popular taco spot Antique Taco. Consider a margarita or the irresistible horchata milkshare.
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Simone's
Simone's Bar
n960 W. 18th St.
nThe cool, laid-back vibe of Simone's spills outside into a comfortable sidewalk patio, perfect for enjoying the Pilsen bar-resto's extensive beer list, specialty cocktails and large food menu.
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Parson's Chicken & Fish
n2952 W Armitage Ave
nThis Logan Square patio emits backyard good times thanks to a relaxed setting, tasty drinks (hello, frozen cocktails) and food perfect for sharing or indulging on your own. Have we mentioned the ping pong table?
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Homeslice
Homeslice
n938 W. Webster Ave.
nThis pizza spot is a no-brainer for bringing friends to experience Chicago thanks to Homeslice's comfortable, relaxed back patio under the El tracks, not to mention its creative pizza offereings and the awesome light-up "Chicago" sign in the background. Note: The patio is 21-and-up.
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Parlor Pizza Bar
n108 N Green St, Chicago
nLooking for a sure-fire place to dress up and go out for delicious pizza in a trendy atmosphere? This is your place thanks to a hopping rooftop with a full menu, full bar and party music.
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Howells & Hood
n435 N. Michigan Ave.
nWhether you work downtown or took the day off to explore Mag Mile shopping or Navy Pier, Howells & Hood's large patio adjacent to Tribune Tower has you covered for an al fresco lunch, afternoon sip or dinner. Beer lover, rejoice. Howells & Hood is a go-to for after-work brews.
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Three Arts Club of Chicago
n1300 N .Dearborn St.
nThe stunning atrium in Restoration Hardware's gorgeous cafe is reason enough to make this a required stop on your spring-weather-in-winter agenda. Even when temps fall back down, the light streaming through the glass ceiling awakes and refreshes among delicious smells of shared plates.
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Fork
n4600 N. Lincoln Ave.
nThis farm-to-table Lincoln Square eatery is perfect for beer-lovers and diets of all kinds. Featuring a coveted selection of wine and cheese pairings, a generous selection of craft beers, and locally-sourced meats and greens there is something for everyone. With large windows that, weather-permitting, open up to the bustling streets of the trendy neighborhood and outdoor patio seating that wraps around the restaurant, the space is easy for outdoor dining-lovers to enjoy.
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Rock Bottom
n1 W. Grand Ave.
nNestled in the heart of downtown Chicago is the cozy Rock Bottom rooftop bar. Weather-permitting, the trendy bar allows for stunning views of the city while also offering a selection of unique house beers and pub food. During Chicago's unusually warm winter, restaurant-goers may find the rooftop serving a limited menu of beer and wine.
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Cindy's Rooftop
n12 Michigan Ave.
nThis Michigan Avenue staple located at the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel is a must-see for rooftop lovers. With a selection of upscale cocktails and dining options served in a rustic and chic interior, the bar also offers up an open patio area looking out at stunning views of the city's skyline. The rooftop even offers up fire pits during the colder months for those who want to enjoy the outdoors from up above.
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