Top Places to Dine al Fresco as the Weather Warms Up in Chicago

Top Places to Dine al Fresco as the Weather Warms Up in Chicago

Chicago Food Magazine
March 28, 2022

With warmer weather and longer days just around the corner, it’s almost time to enjoy Chicagoland’s many al fresco dining options. Be it an after-work happy hour, a fun night out with friends, or a much-needed date night— check out these outdoor dining spots in the city and plan your spring and summer imbibing accordingly.

Rewired Pizza Cafe & Bar in Edgewater offers a spacious 40 seat dog-friendly patio for guests to enjoy during the al fresco dining season that is enclosed with a tent during the colder months. The patio features heaters and a fire pit lit nightly. Seating is first come, first served.

Full food and drink menus are available and later this spring, Rewired will roll out frozen cocktails like a Frozen Rosé and Frozen Aviation.

Also available alfresco is Rewired’s happy hour every Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. featuring $3 slices, half-off select apps, $4 house wine (malbec, chardonnay, rosé), $5 drafts, and a beer, shot, slice combo for $10. 

Other weekly activities available on the patio includes Kids Night on Tuesdays from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. with $4 kids meals, board games, coloring, Nintendo Switch and a wandering magician; Wednesday Date Night $49 package for two that includes a 3-course meal and bottle of wine; and live music every Thursday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. from rotating local artists. 

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