Soak up summer: Sweetwater, 44th Ward Dinner Party, Epic, The Southern, Benchmark and more
225 N. Michigan Ave.
People watchers and sports fans alike will go for the views and the outdoor TVs at this happy-hour fave’s new sidewalk patio.
2 44th Ward Dinner Party
3542 N. Halsted St.
This one-year-old bar launches a new amenity: total seclusion at an outdoor table for two, complete with a custom make-out playlist.
112 W. Hubbard St.
Let the battle of the rooftops resume! The latest entry: this skyline stunner with a specialty cocktail list and lounge seating.
4 The Southern
1840 W. North Ave.
The old Chaise Lounge rooftop morphs to match this spot’s new concept: fewer cabanas, more open space.
1510 N. Wells St.
The atrium at this bar, opening July-ish, will come with a retractable roof: sunshine in summer, heated comfort in winter.