1 Sweetwater
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.

3 Epic
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.

5 Benchmark
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.