Patios are Starting to Open Up in Chicago

landshark patio bar on navy pier

This is a sign– a sign of everything great to come the next handful of months. Sitting outside on a patio just makes food taste better and beer more refreshing. While a few locations are still a few weeks out from opening, others have embraced the weather and opened their doors.

March Patio Openings:

Commonwealth Tavern – March 20th

2000 W Roscoe St, Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 697-7965

Commonwealth expands their phenomenal atmosphere onto their patio. It contains seating for 24 and serves full brunch, lunch and dinner menus. No more must you be contained indoors.

Frontier – Now Open

1072 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60642
(773) 772-4322

Frontier’s outdoor seating area is a beast. It fits 100 patrons and entertains with a full-service bar, multiple TVs and a fireplace– all while serving lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. It is connected to their 2,500 square-foot  outdoor beer garden, which has a retractable roof.

frontier patio bar in chicago

Kanela Breakfast Club – March 20th

Multiple Locations

Each location has its own unique vibe– but all equally great. Their full food and drink menu is served for outdoor satisfaction.

Lottie’s Pub – Now Open

1925 W Cortland St, Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 489-0738

As if the inside of Lottie’s Pub didn’t provide enough satisfaction. Their outdoor seating can accommodate 63-guest. Tree provide ample shade, as the seating runs along Winchester Avenue. They serve a full food and drink menu.

Southport & Irving (SIP) – March 20th

4000 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 857-2890

With seating for 30-35 people, you and your friends can soak up the sun. A unique feature of their space is the flower and herb garden that will be complimenting the area this summer. There will be a full food and drink menu available.

SIP patio in chicago

Tavern on Little Fort – March 20th

4128 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 360-1869

Tavern is a new addition this year. They will be opening their first outdoor patio seating area that can fit 48 people. Later this spring they will be taking it up a notch by adding a beer garden that can hold 68 people. A full food and drink menu will be available.

April Patio Openings:

MAK : Modern Asian Cuisine – April 1st

1924 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 772-6251

MAK opens up their patio area to 28 guests, while serving full menus. For a Chinese food fix, that is loaded with healthy options– versus your typical buffet– look no further.

The Pony – April 1st

1638 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 828-5055

Their patio may not be open until the 1st, but their UP Lounge is open now. The entire second floor of The Pony in under a retractable roof. If the sun is shining, you can be sure that the roof will be open. The patio seats 15 people, while the lounge seats many, many more. Full menus are served throughout.

the pony patio and up lounge in chicago

May Patio Openings:

The LandShark Beer Garden – May 22nd

Varsity Shop, 700 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 595-7437

This is where the fun happens on Navy Pier. With a killer backdrop and what seems like constant live bands playing, they always please. Whether you are already on the pier, or just nearby, stop in for entertainment.

Castaways Bar & Grill – May 22nd

1603 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 281-1200

If you are looking to spend some time on the beach– Castaways is your place. With its location on North Avenue Beach, it makes it ridiculously easy to indulge in the sand and then a frozen drink to cool you down. They serve a full food and drink menu– as well as have cabanas for rent.

Castaways bar on chicago beach

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Ross Perkins

Ross Perkins is the Executive Editor & a connoisseur of all things enjoyable– at least in his mind. He is an avid traveler in the name of inspiring sights, music, food & cars. He is a published photographer & writer that is looking for any reason to get out and explore his surroundings.

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