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Easy Does It in Logan Square is one of several local wine bars that offer outside seating and drinking.
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Where to Drink Wine Outside in Chicago

Enjoy rosé all day or white all night on these wine bar patios

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Easy Does It in Logan Square is one of several local wine bars that offer outside seating and drinking.
| Barry Brecheisen/Eater Chicago

There are plenty of fabulous places to drink wine in Chicago, but when the weather’s favorable, there’s nowhere better than an outdoor patio. Fortunately, the city is full of hospitable places to catch some rays after popping open a bottle. Here are 11 of the best.

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Angelo's Wine Bar

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Angelo’s has been open since 1962, and over the past few years, it’s become even more of a Ravenswood hotspot by amping up its wine program. Try a wine and snack flight or pair a bottle with either a Chicago- or “Old World”-style pizza. Do it all while enjoying a quiet, relaxing evening on the patio. 

Volo Restaurant Wine Bar

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Volo’s vast, Old World-centric list makes it a classic wine destination. And the Roscoe Village spot’s picturesque cabana patio — complete with a retractable awning — makes drinking outdoors a thoroughly leisurely experience.

Websters Wine Bar Chicago

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In the game since 1994, Logan Square staple Webster’s is Chicago’s oldest natural wine bar. The massive list, however, is far from stale — it’s full of exciting bangers and deep cuts from regions near and far, like Spanish Gran Reserve Cavas, Californian Tannats, and German Pinot Noirs.

Easy Does It

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This Logan Square natural wine bar from Zack Eastman and Blake Witsman offers a massive back patio with well over a dozen picnic tables. Fans of the wine program can step inside to visit the bottle shop or, if the weather isn’t cooperating, hit the new upstairs wine bar that features glass pours, cocktails, and more.

Outside Voices

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From the people behind neighboring cocktail destination Scofflaw, Outside Voices has an eclectic wine list that features everything from California and Oregon natural wine heavy-hitters to fun wines from Italy, South Africa, and France. The dynamic patio has picnic tables, chairs, and an outside bar. Pro tip: the fries are excellent.

Red & White Wines

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Red & White’s spartan but beautiful wine shop has a brilliant counterpart in Noisette, its adjoining wine bar. Hit this quiet Bucktown corner to sit or stand in the shade and enjoy wines from the bar (or bottles from the shop for a $10 corkage fee). The necessary olives, charcuterie, bistro dishes, and oysters are also available.

Rootstock Wine & Beer Bar

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The homey, rustic-feeling Humboldt Park mainstay Rootstock has been pouring remarkable wines for more than a decade. Enjoy the holy triumvirate of fresh oysters, fries, and olives with a glass or two on the patio. Whether it’s an “old vine” Zinfandel, a sparkling Albariño, or an Austrian rose, customers will find something perfect for outdoor drinking.

All Together Now

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Located in Ukrainian Village, All Together Now is the hip, all-day cafe and wine shop tipplers have been dreaming of. In addition to glass pours of wonderful New and Old World, mostly low-intervention wines, they offer composed plates and snacks galore (the Crunch Party snack mix is addictive, so be careful).

Joe's Imports

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The wine list is only one of the many charming things at Joe’s Imports. This lauded wine bar blossoms during patio season, where customers can enjoy light pét-nats and ramatos outdoors.

Printers Row Wine Bar and Shop

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Found in the historic Printer’s Row neighborhood downtown, Printer’s Row Wine Shop has it all: a superb shop featuring low-intervention wines (alongside killer spirits and beer options); a tight list of snacks, wines, and beers; and a cute patio that beckons visitors to turn a short wine run into a leisurely sip.

Bronzeville Winery

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Cecilia Cuff and Eric Williams’s long-anticipated South Side winery is finally open, and it was worth the wait. Curated by sommelier Derrick Westbrook (formerly of Michelin-starred Elizabeth), Bronzeville’s list ranges from fun, natural skin contact and rosé wines to “juicy fruity” reds from Burgundy, Austria, and California. 

Angelo's Wine Bar

Angelo’s has been open since 1962, and over the past few years, it’s become even more of a Ravenswood hotspot by amping up its wine program. Try a wine and snack flight or pair a bottle with either a Chicago- or “Old World”-style pizza. Do it all while enjoying a quiet, relaxing evening on the patio. 

Volo Restaurant Wine Bar

Volo’s vast, Old World-centric list makes it a classic wine destination. And the Roscoe Village spot’s picturesque cabana patio — complete with a retractable awning — makes drinking outdoors a thoroughly leisurely experience.

Websters Wine Bar Chicago

In the game since 1994, Logan Square staple Webster’s is Chicago’s oldest natural wine bar. The massive list, however, is far from stale — it’s full of exciting bangers and deep cuts from regions near and far, like Spanish Gran Reserve Cavas, Californian Tannats, and German Pinot Noirs.

Easy Does It

This Logan Square natural wine bar from Zack Eastman and Blake Witsman offers a massive back patio with well over a dozen picnic tables. Fans of the wine program can step inside to visit the bottle shop or, if the weather isn’t cooperating, hit the new upstairs wine bar that features glass pours, cocktails, and more.

Outside Voices

From the people behind neighboring cocktail destination Scofflaw, Outside Voices has an eclectic wine list that features everything from California and Oregon natural wine heavy-hitters to fun wines from Italy, South Africa, and France. The dynamic patio has picnic tables, chairs, and an outside bar. Pro tip: the fries are excellent.

Red & White Wines

Red & White’s spartan but beautiful wine shop has a brilliant counterpart in Noisette, its adjoining wine bar. Hit this quiet Bucktown corner to sit or stand in the shade and enjoy wines from the bar (or bottles from the shop for a $10 corkage fee). The necessary olives, charcuterie, bistro dishes, and oysters are also available.

Rootstock Wine & Beer Bar

The homey, rustic-feeling Humboldt Park mainstay Rootstock has been pouring remarkable wines for more than a decade. Enjoy the holy triumvirate of fresh oysters, fries, and olives with a glass or two on the patio. Whether it’s an “old vine” Zinfandel, a sparkling Albariño, or an Austrian rose, customers will find something perfect for outdoor drinking.

All Together Now

Located in Ukrainian Village, All Together Now is the hip, all-day cafe and wine shop tipplers have been dreaming of. In addition to glass pours of wonderful New and Old World, mostly low-intervention wines, they offer composed plates and snacks galore (the Crunch Party snack mix is addictive, so be careful).

Joe's Imports

The wine list is only one of the many charming things at Joe’s Imports. This lauded wine bar blossoms during patio season, where customers can enjoy light pét-nats and ramatos outdoors.

Printers Row Wine Bar and Shop

Found in the historic Printer’s Row neighborhood downtown, Printer’s Row Wine Shop has it all: a superb shop featuring low-intervention wines (alongside killer spirits and beer options); a tight list of snacks, wines, and beers; and a cute patio that beckons visitors to turn a short wine run into a leisurely sip.

Bronzeville Winery

Cecilia Cuff and Eric Williams’s long-anticipated South Side winery is finally open, and it was worth the wait. Curated by sommelier Derrick Westbrook (formerly of Michelin-starred Elizabeth), Bronzeville’s list ranges from fun, natural skin contact and rosé wines to “juicy fruity” reds from Burgundy, Austria, and California. 

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