If you've been following the news, then you know we are just a signature away from the return of happy hour in Chicago — and the timing couldn't be more perfect. What better way to celebrate the winning combo of summer weather and drink specials than with a refreshing cocktail at one of the city's best outdoor spots?
From cozy, tea-light-lined patios and gardens to sidewalk cafés and scenic rooftops, these al fresco drinking destinations all deserve a place in your regular rotation. We also threw in a few not-super-busy picks and sleepers that are destined to become your new happy-hour haunts. Bottoms up!