There are few greater joys in the spring and summer in Chicago than drinking outside. Downtown Chicago is a particularly good area for taking advantage of the all-too-fleeting nice weather with its abundance of posh rooftop lounges with stunning views, sidewalk cafes for spectacular people watching, and laid-back bars right on the Chicago River. Bring some friends and maybe your pooch and sip a cocktail — or a coffee, if you’re working — at one of these nine spots for outdoor drinking.
For updated information on coronavirus cases, please visit the city of Chicago’s COVID-19 dashboard. Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; it may pose a risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial COVID transmission. The latest CDC guidance is here; find a COVID-19 vaccination site here.Read More