Best Outdoor Food and Beverage Venues in Chicago



The sunny days of summer are right around the corner, plan on spending them outside! Chicago’s Lakeview community has highly acclaimed outdoor dining and drinking locations throughout the districts of Wrigleyville and Boystown. Here are just a few of many popular summertime spots:


Catching a ball-game at Wrigley field? Clark Street is the place to be for outdoor eats and drinks. Casey Moran’s is located adjacent to the ballpark and has a charming rooftop space to enjoy a variety of food and beverages.


Vines on Clark is also a fan favorite with rooftop space and an outdoor patio open on all game days. The open front windows and outdoor patio at Yak-Zies Bar & Grill makes a great hangout both before and after an exciting Cubs game.


Great outdoor dining options in Wrigleyville don’t stop at Clark Street! The legendary Sports Corner on Addison Street is just steps away from Wrigley Field. Outdoor dining spaces at Sheffield’s and Kirkwood Bar & Grill are both located on Sheffield Avenue, and are two additional fan food favorites of the district.


If you’re passing through Boystown, there are plenty of places with outdoor seating to spend your summer afternoon. Greek sidewalk café Melanthios Greek Char House is known as one of the most beautiful street sites in Boystown. Melanthios also offers half-priced wine on Wednesday nights!


Wilde Bar & Restaurant has a sidewalk café as well as open windows that allow the summer breeze into the dinning room, and the rooftop deck of Sidetrack can hold up to 350 people on summer days when their mixed drinks are in high demand.


If you’re looking for a taste of Italy, Taverna 750 is a quaint Italian eatery with sidewalk seating. Mexican culture favorites can be enjoyed under the umbrella-covered tables on the patio of D.S. Tequila Co.


No matter what part of the city you’re visiting this summer, be sure to take advantage of Chicago’s fantastic outdoor eating and drinking environment. After the long and cold winter we’ve had, its time soak up some sun and make meals more fun!


About Broughton Hotels of Chicago


Majestic Hotel

This hotel has lots of charm with its comfortable, delightful atmosphere of an upscale English manor, amidst the energetic city life of the bustling Lakeview neighborhood. 528 West Brompton, Chicago, IL 60657. 773.404.3499.


The Willows Hotel

The moment you arrive, you’ll feel the effortless charm of a French country home, accented by our 19th century-style furnishings and the warm welcome of our friendly staff. 555 West Surf, Chicago, IL 60657. 888.779.1904.


City Suites Hotel

A sleek, retro property characterized by its unique Art Deco style. 933 West Belmont, Chicago, IL, 60657, 773.404.3400.