When it comes to maximizing outdoor-drinking season, Chicagoans don't mess around. In fact, give us 50 degrees, and we're perched on a corner, people-watching while sipping the latest and greatest craft cocktail. But, now that the weather has finally given us a well-deserved break, it's time to get serious about enjoying some fun in the sun. Case in point, we've rounded up 13 rad patios that are ripe for leisurely imbibing — and eating.
Whether you're sipping a BBQ Bloody Mary at The Dawson on a Sunday afternoon or cozying up next to your S.O. in the backyard at Ada Street on a Friday night, there are numerous excuses to hang outside. So, bust out that flirty sundress and get ready to raise a toast to Chicago's not-so endless summer. There's no time to waste.