The Wiener’s Circle Patio

During the second year of the pandemic, the Wiener’s Circle transformed its decrepit parking lot into a swanky back patio, featuring a bar and plenty of seating. But best of all, the hot dog institution added a basketball hoop and a small asphalt court, complete with a Wiener’s Circle logo. Grab a ball at the bar, or bring your own, and work on your jump shot in between bites of the restaurant’s signature char dog. And for the competitive set, the Wiener’s Circle is planning to stage two-on-two contests later this year. 2622 N. Clark St., Lincoln Park