You don’t need to be from Chicago to know how unpredictable the weather can be. Despite fluctuating temperatures and unforeseeable weather conditions, several restaurants continue outdoor dining by adapting their outside seating. Here are some rooftops & patios that are open now and continue to stay creative!
Stay toasty while feasting on Mediterranean delights and sipping cocktails. Aba‘s rooftop patio is covered with fire pits and heaters to keep you warm. Looking for something more exclusive? Reserve a greenhouse to relax in your own private space.
Enjoy a juicy hand-cut steak and delicious appetizers at one of Chicago’s favorite traditional steakhouses. Take in all the flavor while comfortably sitting on Chicago Chop House’s heated & covered courtyard.
Dine on a large & heated dining pavilion decorated in lights at Fogo de Chao. This Brazilian Steakhouse has a covered outdoor setting that will keep you comfortable rain or shine. It is the perfect spot to enjoy a variety of barbecued meats.
On the Gibsons Italia heated rooftop patio, lay your eyes on the riverfront while dining on luxurious Italian cuisine. There is nothing better than dinner AND a view.
Relax on the tented patio at Happy Camper. The pizza comes with a side of fun and good vibes. Stop by one of their locations in Old Town and Wrigleyville.
This famous hangout has upgraded their downtown rooftop with overhead heaters and additional siding for wind safety. Reserve a table at the Hampton Social Streeterville for hand-crafted cocktails and coastal cuisine.
Swing by I|O Godfrey to take in the city view while sipping on chef-crafted cocktails under the retractable roof. In the winter months, choose to cozy up in one of the winter wonderland igloos.
The West Loop is where you need to go if you are craving delectable Indian cuisine. ROOH set up a dome tent with electric heaters to provide the ultimate outdoor dining experience.
If you are interested in inventive cuisine and plenty of beer, stop by one of these restaurants by The Gage Hospitality Group. The food at The Gage and The Dawson will have your mouth watering while you dine on their vibrate heated patio.
Even as winter begins to fade, these rooftops & patios find ways to stay inventive and provide guests with a comfortable dining experience. The next time you go out to eat, consider asking for a table outside!
Written By: Megan Collins