The winter can be long and unforgiving in Chicago, but that just makes Spring all the sweeter. Anyone who can brave the colder months has surely built up strength to venture outside just as the mercury starts to rise, so join them at these three spots for the beginnings of beautiful outdoor fun.
Along with crackerjack BBQ, Sheffields houses an outdoor beer garden out back, which hearty Midwestern residents can enjoy year-round thanks to a pair of fireplaces. Ribs, American craft brews, and easygoing togetherness make for an authentic Chicago experience.
Move over, beer, City Winery has a garden devoted to oenophile tastes. Sip under the stars when it gets warmer, and enjoy live music on the expansive, 5,000-square-foot patio.
Sushi Robata Bar Deck
A true oasis in the heart of the city, Sushi Robata’s outdoor deck seats 20 lucky patrons amidst tiered wooden paneling and Japanese Maples and a traditional Zen garden tended by the chef.