Let’s Go Outside!

The Peninsula

The weather is getting better and the flowers are starting to bloom: the perfect time to get outside and explore Chicago’s many patios and rooftops. 



This no-nonsense West Loop staple is a popular brunch and cocktails spot but if you stick around long enough, do not hesitate to join the disco party upstairs. A visit to the restrooms may be a pleasant surprise as well. 


Beatrix has five locations in and around Chicago, each with its own charms. Whether you go for coffee, breakfast, brunch, lunch, cocktails, dinner, or anything in between: you will love Beatrix. We especially enjoy the patio at their Fulton Market location. 

Big Star 

Housed in a defunct 1940’s gas station, Big Star Taqueria and its popular patio have been a Wicker Park staple for over ten years. The Mexican street food inspired menu is complemented by an extensive house-selected single barrel bourbon program. 


Chateau Carbide

Chateau Carbide is the Cote d’Azur-inspired seasonal outpost on the rooftop of the Pendry Hotel, located in the iconic Carbide & Carbon Building on Michigan Avenue. Enjoy specialty drinks, rosé, a special picnic basket menu, champagne, sushi, and more. 

Opens in May.  

London House

Take in breathtaking panoramic views of the city, the river, and Lake Michigan at the iconic rooftop at London House while enjoying reimagined American cuisine and cocktails. 


More iconic views await at Z-Bar, located at the Peninsula hotel. This rooftop terrace is an ideal spot to experience Chicago’s wonders. Z Bar embodies the jet setter’s search for surprise and adventure, with a touch of luxury. 

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