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Get out there: 150-plus Chicago patios and rooftops for summer eating and drinking

...bar, serving select cocktails from neighboring sister spot Moneygun. Even better, pets are also invited. 664 W. Lake St., 312-600-0600...

Salero This Spanish restaurant has a wood-trimmed, planter-adorned sidewalk cafe that seats 20, a rustic counterpart to the white-on-white cafe at adjacent Blackbird. 621 W. Randolph St., 312-466-1000.

Slightly Toasted Tables topped with giant umbrellas provide seating for 70 on the patio, where you can sip a cappuccino ($3.50-$4.50) while nibbling on avocado toast featuring goat cheese, sprouts and egg ($7). 22 N. Clinton St., 312-967-2830.

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Angelo's A 26-seat, 700-square-foot patio is available at this neighborhood spot. Enclosed by fences and illuminated by string lights, the space has a definite backyard vibe. Full food and drink menus are available outdoors, and so are reservations. 3026 W. Montrose Ave., 773-539-0111.  

...front window retracts to give a taste of the outdoors even while you're inside. 3830 W. Lawrence Ave., 773-539-4398...

Elixir Lounge and Replay Andersonville The Andersonville cocktail bar and arcade bar share a 68-seat sidewalk patio fenced in by planter boxes and accented with umbrellas and light-strung trees. Elixir, 1509 W. Balmoral Ave., 773-654-1751; Replay, 5358 N. Clark St., 773-654-1369.

Elixir Lounge and Replay Andersonville The Andersonville cocktail bar and arcade bar share a 68-seat sidewalk patio fenced in by planter boxes and accented with umbrellas and light-strung trees. Elixir, 1509 W. Balmoral Ave., 773-654-1751; Replay, 5358 N. Clark St., 773-654-1369.

...Tea or The Hill Pop with bourbon and house-made lemonade ($8 glass, $32 pitcher). 3361 N. Elston Ave., 773-478-4000...

Ludlow Liquors The backyard garden patio features low-tier stadium seats, picnic tables and lounge chairs. The dog-friendly space will be decorated with greenery and feature a walk-up window for drinks. 2959 N. California Ave., 773-754-7492, ludlow-liquors.com

Sleeping Village At this beer hall and music venue, a sprawling, 150-person patio will allow four-legged friends too. What better way to spend a summer afternoon than with beer, music and puppies? 3734 W. Belmont Ave., 773-654-3971, sleeping-village.com

The Duck Inn A bilevel backyard patio surrounded by a working vegetable garden adds welcome space to the popular spot. This year, Duck Inn is adding a satellite bar pouring draft cocktails, as well as welcoming dogs for the first time. 2701 S. Eleanor St., 312-724-8811.

Whirlyball Bumper cars, bowling and LaserTag may come to mind, but this entertainment restaurant also has an open-air patio on the second level with high-top seating, lounges and communal fireplaces. Enjoy seasonal cocktails, craft beer and bar bites. 1825 W. Webster Ave., 773-486-7777

Fairgrounds Coffee & Tea Both the Bucktown and Chicago Athletic Association locations will have yellow patio decor out for for you to enjoy that morning coffee or tea. 1620 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-770-3444, 12 S. Michigan Ave., 312-448-9015

Fairgrounds Coffee & Tea Both the Bucktown and Chicago Athletic Association locations will have yellow patio decor out for for you to enjoy that morning coffee or tea. 1620 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-770-3444, 12 S. Michigan Ave., 312-448-9015

...4 p.m. - 11 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. - 9 p.m. Sunday. 5352 N. Broadway, 773-754-7419...

Revival Social Club The cozy, comfort-food restaurant in Edgewater takes a similar approach to its patio, with a tidy 25-seat space in its backyard, away from the street and under strings of lights. It's dog-friendly, too! 1133 W. Granville Ave., 773-293-6435.

...be serving bites like tempura buffalo cauliflower, a veggie crudite platter and smoked beet tartare. 1112 N. State St., 312-586-2160, devereauxchicago.com

...also available for al fresco diners, who can enjoy this patio seven days a week. 8 W. Maple St. #1, 312-944-8888...

Athena Housing the biggest outdoor space in Greektown, Athena is equipped with an elaborate retractable-roof system for year-round use. The actual outdoor patio has 80 seats; when the roof is retracted, there are 300 seats that are essentially outdoors. 212 S. Halsted St., 312-655-0000.

Cafe Marie-Jeanne This neighborhood French-style cafe will have a new set up from last year where you can sip on wine and nosh on smoked, cured and pickled fish. The patio will have 25 to 30 seats along Augusta Blvd. surrounded by greenery and herbs. 1001 N. California Ave., 773-904-7660.

...with the homey-yet-elevated comfort foods. Leave your pooch at home for this one. 2700 W. Chicago Ave., 773-661-9577, heritage-chicago.com

Bread & Wine With a small herb garden, planters and patio lights, this 20-seat space in Irving Park offers a cozy sidewalk space that also welcomes dogs. 3734 W. Irving Park Road, 773-866-5266.

Barcocina The sun-soaked, 4,000-square-foot patio seats more than 100 at tables or sectional patio sofas. Other highlights include an outdoor bar, fire pits and a flat-screen TV. There’s also a front sidewalk patio that seats 22. Both areas allow dogs. 2901 N. Sheffield Ave., 773-687-9949.

Blackwood BBQ Unlike its two counterparts in the Loop, the Lakeview location serves craft beer, which means you can enjoy a cold one with that beef brisket sandwich on the 20-seat sidewalk patio, featuring a pair of picnic tables. 962 W. Belmont Ave., 312-487-4807.

Ceres' Table Find excellent Italian food, great people watching and a dog-friendly atmosphere at this 16-person sidewalk cafe. 3124 N. Broadway, 773-922-4020.

...vegetable- and olive oil-based fare favored in Southern Italian cooking. Dogs can come too. 3335 N. Southport Ave., 773-687-8568...

...shrubbery in white antique pots and a planter box of flowers enhance the outdoor experience. 3446 N. Southport Ave., 773-270-4272...

...like crispy grain salad with goat cheese, endive, radish and sprouts ($10). Opens May 15. 1349 W. Cornelia Ave., 773-935-3552...

...doors. Overhead heating and an outdoor fireplace will help you stay cozy on chillier days. 3157 N. Southport Ave., 773-697-4632, tiedhousechicago.com

...park, and on the north side there are trees that provide shade from the sun. 1935 N. Lincoln Park West, 872-829-3971...

Boka Just beyond the dining room is Boka's outdoor space, surrounded by a working garden and hanging herbs. There's not much room for seating — just five four-tops — so get there early. 1729 N. Halsted St., 312-337-6070.

...another mezcal cocktail or kegged margarita without missing a moment of Cubs or Sox action. 2576 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-697-8217...

Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! One of Chicago's oldest outdoor spaces is a large patio of about 70 seats with a sliding-glass roof. Come for the tapas, and stay for the paella. 2024 N. Halsted St., 773-935-5000.

...pit for those breezy summer nights after sundown, as well as some optional plastic coverings. 1538 N. Clybourn Ave., 312-929-3952...

...18) served with a bevy of accompaniments including quince puree, fig jam and pretzel bread. 340 W. Armitage Ave., 773-281-9101...

...be able to pair your Indian-style wrap with a house-made lassi ($3.25). 1251 W. Fullerton Ave., 872-802-3968...

...plates will be available from the hotel’s new restaurant, The Kennison, once it opens. 1816 N. Lincoln Ave., 312-254-4747...

The Kennison Located on the ground floor of the Hotel Lincoln, this American restaurant has an expansive patio that seats more than 30 people where you can have food and drinks while looking at Lincoln Park. 1800 N. Lincoln Ave., 312-981-7070

...with the new setup. When it opens, the charming patio will seat about 75 people. 2300 N. Lincoln Park West, 773-348-8886...

...tables, shuffle boards and swinging chairs for those looking for more than a cold pint. 950 W. Wrightwood Ave., 773-832-4000, ogschicago.com

...and chives ($17), or the signature meatball pizza, which features Parmesan, ricotta and giardiniera ($18). 1521 N. Fremont St., 312-280-6000...

...and there are also reservable cabanas, daybeds or sun beds as part of The Oasis. 1603 N. Lake Shore Dr., 312-635-8058

...or meet up with friends to enjoy some pizza and cocktails in this intimate space. 1954 N. Halsted St., 773-634-4101

...pop a few bottles with your cheesy chorizo hash and (almost) mandatory slice of pie. 4610 N. Western Ave., 773-654-3610...

...an awning, while trees offer some shade on the other half. Dogs are not allowed. 4518 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-271-6100...

Jerry's Lincoln Square Trees along Giddings Plaza shade a 60-seat patio with tables for up to six at the sandwich restaurant with a respectable craft beer menu. Don’t worry about bringing Rover along, either; dogs are cool. 4739 N. Lincoln Ave., 872-208-6264.

...drinks like A Rose Finch, a citrusy blend of gin, pink vermouth and sparkling rosé. 4535 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-681-0950, thewarblerchicago.com

...tropical plants, the surrounding fences are lined with metal sculptures welded by the owners’ mother. 3281 W. Armitage Ave., 312-818-1254

Billy Sunday This modest patio seats up to 18 people and planters grow herbs used by the bar. The best part about this space is that your dog/child gets homemade treats and water bowls. 3143 W Logan Blvd., 773-661-2485

...nights, heaters and a stack of Mexican blankets are available outside. Dogs are allowed too. 2829 W. Armitage Ave., 773-661-6452...

Fat Rice The back patio adds an additional 18 seats to the Macau-inspired eatery. 2957 W. Diversey Ave., 773-661-9170.

Giardino Segreto at Osteria Langhe A single communal table for 14 awaits alfresco diners in the backyard, which is named “secret garden” in Italian. The hideaway has romantic string lights and a garden growing produce and herbs used in-house. 2824 W. Armitage Ave., 773-661-1582.

...nachos, or Paul McGee’s Mexican spirit-forward cocktails while taking in the fresh air. 2101 N. California Ave., 773-770-3414, lonesomerose.com

Mi Tocaya Antojeria A 40-seat enclosed patio in front of the new Logan Square spot provides a place to cool off with an elderflower margarita or the Chicana, a bubbly sipper made with gin and hibiscus-infused mezcal (both $8). 2800 W. Logan Blvd., 872-315-3947.

...has built-in fireplaces for those randomly chilly summer nights that Chicago seems to have. 3204 W. Armitage Ave., 773-360-8896, themoonlighterchicago.com

Park & Field Cozy up around fire pits at this Logan Square sports bar's 6,000-square-foot patio. Sidle up to the camper that serves as an outdoor bar and sip your drink between turns on the bocce court. 3509 W. Fullerton Ave., 765-426-6657.

...menu with small plates, wine and bottle service, plus cocktails from a revamped drink menu. 100 W. Monroe St., 312-236-1234...

...food, cocktail and happy hour (5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday) menus. 122 W. Monroe St., 312-750-9007...

Cerise The cherry on top of the Virgin Hotels Chicago is an indoor/outdoor bar/nightclub where DJs often spin at night for up to 200 people. The outside space offers a wraparound perch with loungy, rain-resistant furniture and excellent Loop views. 203 N. Wabash Ave., 312-940-4400.

...patio will seat 32 people. The bar, lunch and dinner menus will all be available. 233 N. Canal St., 312-414-1100, gibsonsitalia.com

...a third level of outdoor revelry available for extra views as well as private parties. 85 E. Wacker Drive, 312-357-1200...

Petterino This 60-seater patio is great for people watching while you dine on white tablecloths under twinkling lights strung up under an awning. A wall of greenery helps maintain some privacy. 150 N. Dearborn St., 312-422-0150

...on cast-iron bases and woven chairs. Partial lunch, but no dinner, is served outside. 222 N. LaSalle St., 312-726-7777...

Remington's Remington's is a straightforward American restaurant with a flower-box-bordered sidewalk cafe. New awnings shield patrons from the elements, and sliding glass windows turn the dining room into an open-air space. 20 N. Michigan Ave., 312-782-6000.

...for spring and summer, including wheat berry salad, rotisserie leg of lamb and street tacos. 135 W. Madison St., 312-940-3760

Seven Lions Across from the Art Institute, this tourist favorite is a creative American restaurant that offers a 48-seat sidewalk cafe with umbrella tables, flower boxes and a dog-friendly environment. 130 S. Michigan Ave., 312-880-0130.

Tavern at the Park Enjoy steaks and other American fare in the Tree House, the name of the rooftop deck that seats about 180 and offers a bird's-nest view of Millennium Park and Michigan Avenue. A 30-seat sidewalk patio is also available. 108 E. Randolph St., 312-552-0070.

...only but stays open for dinner Thursdays (in tandem with late hours at the museum). 159 E. Monroe St., 312-443-8650...

The Northman Cider lovers can take their pick of two outdoor areas. Sidewalk seating is expected to be available this summer for 40 people and any well-behaved dogs who come along. There will also be a courtyard, but the opening date is still TBA. 4337 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-935-2255.

Superdawg If you don't want to eat in your car, this classic spot for Chicago 'dogs features picnic tables year-round that can seat up to 60 people, and they get covered with canopies during sunny months. Super dogs (as in the canine companions) are welcome too. 6363 N. Milwaukee Ave, 773-763-0660.

SteakBar Retractable garage-door-style windows keep this new Four Corners Tavern Group and Hogsalt collaboration easy and breezy. For maximum sun exposure, ask for a spot on the 30-seat patio along the hustle and bustle of Wells Street. 1500 N. Wells St., 773-966-0404.

May St. Cafe A little bit Mexican, a little bit steakhouse, this Pilsen restaurant has a pleasant covered patio that periodically hosts live DJs and jazz musicians. 1146 W. Cermak Road, 312-421-4442.

3 Greens Market There’s room for 30 on the sidewalk of Brendan Sodikoff’s market-meets-coffeehouse, complete with foliage and awning shade. 354 W. Hubbard St,. 312-888-9195.

Apogee The new rooftop lounge on the 26th floor of the Dana Hotel has a large open-air area with fire pits. Soak in the sights while you sip one of the bar's gorgeous cocktails. There are also punch-sized shareable cocktails. 660 N. State St., 312-202-6000.

...garden will have interactive elements, like a pingpong table, and a walk-up pizza counter. 605 N. Wells St., 312-929-0065, barcargo.com

Bar Lupo This hip Italian spot recently debuted its patio, with a full menu of food and drinks, as well as occasional live music. 217 W. Huron St., 312-643-3400

...for canines to cool off while their humans enjoy tacos and margaritas. Opens in summer. 65 W. Kinzie St.

Beacon Tavern The wraparound patio at this American restaurant, tucked in a courtyard off of Michigan Avenue, offers views of the skyline, the Michigan Avenue bridge and the Wrigley Building. Dogs are welcome too. 405 N. Wabash Ave., 312-955-4226.

...front of the restaurant, and they feature an open window wine bar with 36 seats. 519 N. Clark, 312-284-1377...

Bernie’s Lunch & Supper With gorgeous wood beams overhead and dashes of springy colors, the 1,500-square-foot rooftop is a stunner, and it also boasts its own special drink menu. 660 N. Orleans St., 312-624-9892.

Celeste The downtown late-night hangout gets in on the rooftop action with its Roof Garden space, a lush, brick-walled lounge-type rooftop space. This year, the Garden has added a roof to offer all-weather capability. 111 W. Hubbard St., 312-828-9000.

Centennial The River North craft beer bar stays true to its theme by lining its 28-seat outdoor space with flower boxes growing hops. 733 N. LaSalle St., 312-284-5353.

Chicago Cut This riverfront steakhouse has a super-sized outdoor patio, with plenty of umbrella-topped tables (seating up to 80) and views of the Loop skyline and Chicago River. 300 N. LaSalle St., 312-329-1800. 

Dolce Italian The Italian restaurant seats 40 on a patio separated from the sidewalk with planter boxes. 127 W. Huron St., 312-754-0700.

Ema Enjoy tasty mezze plates like Toasted Almond & Garlic Spread, Grilled Octopus, Salmon Kebab and Crispy Potatoes as you relax on the 36-seat patio in the River North neighborhood. The restaurant also has large windows that open to Clark Street. 74 W. Illinois St., 312-527-5586.

...depicting Latin American plant life as the backdrop for a lot of pictures this summer. 109 W. Hubbard St.

...Champagne package), which includes Doughnut Vault goodies, a seafood tower, a waffle bar and more. 15 W. Illinois St., 312-874-7270...

...helm, is serving up familiar favorites like clam chowder, and inventive dishes, like snapper carpaccio. 531 N. Wells St., 312-929-3501

...the patio, which features tables for two or four, large umbrellas and plenty of planters. 707 N. Wells St., 312-600-6305...

...the Kale & Grains Salad, while sipping on refreshing craft cocktails made with fresh-squeezed juices. 51 W. Hubbard, 312-828-0051...

Joy District A 3,000-square-foot rooftop features a frozen drink program but no food. For outdoor dining, try the smaller sidewalk patio, which is dog-friendly. 112 W. Hubbard St., 312-955-0339.

...and culinary menu, with additions like Shirobuto, a bone-in pork chop with shiso chimichurri. 339 N. Dearborn Ave., 312-877-5544...

The Kitchen Whether you’re indulging in oysters for brunch or a charcuterie plate for happy hour, try this new 28-seat riverfront patio, which will feature a mix of high-top tables, regular tables and standing room. The outdoor area is expected to open May 15. 316 N. Clark St., 312-836-1300

Labriola Ristorante & Cafe Just east of Michigan Avenue along a raised strip above Grand Avenue, Labriola has movable windows to let the air flow into the dining room, and about 45 seats on the sidewalk out front. 535 N. Michigan Ave., 312-955-3100.

...to floats and shakes. Enjoy a burger at one of their three Chicago-area locations. 161 E. Huron, 312-254-8500; 5 W. Ontario, 312-428-3548; 3654 W. Touhy Avenue, Skokie, 847...

...burger at one of their three Chicago-area locations. 161 E. Huron, 312-254-8500; 5 W. Ontario, 312-428-3548; 3654 W. Touhy Avenue, Skokie, 847-972-6171...

...pit tables perfect for taking in the views of Michigan Avenue below. Opens May 22. 101 E. Erie St.

...by-the glass as well as the full list of more than 300 Italian labels. 620 N. State, 312-642-8450...

...menu as the one indoors, in addition to a new brunch starting sometime in April. 113 W. Hubbard St., 312-644-0113, pointandfeatherchicago.com

...cooler nights (the space is usable for at least three seasons) and impervious to rain. 500 N. Michigan Ave., 312-464-1744...

...you from the sun. The patio will be open for lunch and dinner, weather-permitting. 59 W. Hubbard St., 312-377-9950...

River Roast This restaurant’s outdoor space runs right up against the Chicago River, offering spectacular views. Best time to dine? Sunset — and around noon at River Roast’s weekend blues brunch. 312 N. LaSalle St., 312-822-0100.

RPM Steak There's room for 20 at the new marble-top tables lining Kinzie Street by RPM's entrance. An awning offers some protection from glare and drizzles for both you and your dog, and this outdoor space is open for lunch and dinner. 66 W. Kinzie St., 312-284-4990.

...furnished and surrounded by skyscrapers. It boasts space for 70. Dress up for this one. 108 E. Superior St., 312-337-2888...

...is perfect for a sunny-day hangout or for a pretty, downtown Chicago nighttime view. 318 N. State St., 312-670-9900...

Spin Chicago After taking names at the pingpong tables, head outside for custom cocktails, coffee and alfresco fare. The outdoor area features bench seating for up to 40 guests with table service of the full menu. 344 N. State St., 773-635-9999.

Sugar Factory This downtown palace of sweets is now letting you treat yourself outdoors with the launch of its 60-seat sidewalk patio. Covered by an awning and lined by flower boxes, the outdoor space also offers the full menu for guests. 55 E. Grand Ave., 312-946-2002.

...for lunch and dinner, too, which is served counter-service style and full-service, respectively. 325 W. Huron, 312-488-4917...

Tanta The Peruvian restaurant has a rustic, brick-and-wood deck on the second-floor roof. New this year: The full menu is available on the roof, and lunch is now available alfresco. 118 W. Grand Ave., 312-222-9700.

...a blend of organic vodka, lemon juice, prosecco, mint and blueberries ($12). Open in May, 1 W. Erie St., 312-204-6981...

Upstairs at The Gwen This fifth-floor rooftop specializes in craft cocktails, shared plates and downtown views with a side of art deco style. There's banquette and table seating for 150. 521 N. Rush St., 312-645-1500.

...available on the rooftop, and brunch is served on the weekends. Reservations are also available. 739 N. Clark St., 312-266-6691...

The Dawson A steel-and-wood pergola and barrel bar tables give this spacious, always busy patio a rough-hewn, built-by-hand vibe. 730 W. Grand Ave., 312-243-8955.

Piccolo Sogno This is one of the best outdoor dining spots in the city. On sultry summer nights, you can be seated indoors immediately, but a table in the fenced-in, uplit-landscaped outdoor garden? You’ll wait a while for one of those, and it will be worth it. 464 N. Halsted St., 312-421-0077.

...stay all day. Dogs will love it too, since they’re allowed on the patio. 671 N. St. Clair St., 312-642-0001...

...the 24-seat patio, which is meant to channel the style of an Italian cafe. 212 E. Ohio St., 312-664-0212...

...close view of Navy Pier's fireworks while you have one more glass of wine. 700 E. Grand Ave., 312-644-7482...

...rooftop bar and lounge, for happy hour and late-night menus paired with city views. 311 N. Morgan St., 312-764-1908, citymousechicago.com...

Cold Storage A slightly-above-street-level patio will seat 28 people on both high- and low-top tables under umbrellas and string lights. While away your day over oysters and rosé, like a cremant de Bordeaux sparkling version from Jaillance. 1000 W. Fulton Market, 312-638-6280, coldstoragechicago.com

Cruz Blanca Close your eyes, and imagine yourself unwinding on a 24-seat sidewalk patio with the help of Rick Bayless' Oaxacan-style tacos stuffed with red chili cecina and an impossibly refreshing beer brimming with local ingredients. 904 W. Randolph St., 312-733-1975.

...the front door, the restaurant is aiming for a mid-May patio opening this year. 857 W. Fulton Market, 312-902-3825...

Eden The Mediterranean-inspired restaurant in the West Loop has a new 20-seat patio in time for summer, and it's perched comfortably off the street for a bit of privacy. Going "al fresco" is currently an option for dinner and Sunday brunch. 1748 W. Lake St., 312-366-2294.

Formento's You'll find blooming flower boxes lining this 60-person sidewalk patio, plus the usual classic Italian fare on your plate. Formento's patio is open for dinner and welcomes dogs. 925 W. Randolph St., 312-690-7295.

Forno Rosso Take your pie outside at the West Loop pizzeria. With room for almost 60, the Randolph Street patio is well-suited for people-watching and day-drinking, with flowers and string lights decorating the space and music serenading it. Sounds dreamy. 1048 W. Randolph St., 312-243-6000.

...on a first-come, first-served basis. The back patio also has a retractable awning. 841 W. Randolph St., 312-888-2258, gideonsweet.com

Girl & the Goat Two long, communal tables make up G&G's sidewalk cafe. There's no respite from the sun or rain, but it does add about 20 more seats to this perpetually booked restaurant. 809 W. Randolph St., 312-492-6262.

Green Street Local Flowers and fresh herbs flank the cozy 25-seat patio, creating the perfect place to explore the extensive beer menu. 130 S. Green St., 312-226-6565.

La Sirena Clandestina La Sirena takes advantage of nice weather with a 20-seat sidewalk cafe along Morgan Street and Fulton Market that is dog-friendly. 954 W. Fulton Market, 312-226-5300.

La Sirena Clandestina La Sirena takes advantage of nice weather with a 20-seat sidewalk cafe along Morgan Street and Fulton Market that is dog-friendly. 954 W. Fulton Market, 312-226-5300.

...a full-service patio on the lower level with eight tables that also welcome dogs. 820 W. Randolph St., 312-888-3455...

...and flowerpots add a bit of ambiance. Dogs receive their own “MAD" bowl of water. 1140 W. Madison St., 312-243-2097...

Metric Coffee This coffee shop will kick off the warm season with its outdoor seating and a public roasting tour on April 28th. Their spring menu boasts a cascara sangria cold brewed with fruit and pepper, and a selection of shaken spirit teas. 2021 W Fulton St., 312-982-2196.

...you won’t lose your view of the pasta-making station situated behind the bar. 1020 W. Madison St., 312-888-3041...

...and be aware: This year Ada will offer special patio-only food and drink menus. 1664 N. Ada St., 773-697-7069...

Homestead on the Roof The 80-seat rooftop encompasses a sprawling organic garden and working outdoor fireplace, and it's delightful. The retracting-roof pergola offers some shelter from uncooperative weather. 1924 W. Chicago Ave., 773-904-1145.

Mott St. The backyard patio is both sizeable and private, with seating for up to 68 and fences enclosing the area. There's also an awning to offer a bit of cover, plus a fire pit for cool summer evenings. Dogs are welcome. 1401 N. Ashland Ave., 773-687-9977.

Split-Rail Chef Zoe Schor's West Town spot is opening a patio to seat an additional 20 diners, with the full menu available for dinner and brunch on the weekends. Don't miss the baked potato gnocchi or Maryland-style crab dip. 2500 W. Chicago Ave., 773-697-4413.

Cabana Club The Robey’s rooftop pool is only open to the hotel’s guests, but anyone is welcome to grab one of the chaises longues around the deck that seats 160. The bar is reimagining its concept to be more like a backyard barbecue and pool party, launching in May. 2018 W. North Ave., 872-315-3050.

...touting menu is available on the patio, as well as its cocktails (carrot margarita, perhaps?). 2015 W. Division St., 773-697-8711...

Fifolet Cajun & Cocktails Sip a frozen hurricane ($12), and snack on crawfish fritters served with lemon-cayenne aioli ($7) on the 25-seat patio. The space is lined with planter boxes that will be stocked with greens and flowers all summer. 1942 W. Division St. 773-384-6886.

...fit for warm-weather drinking, such as its Pimm’s Pitcher ($55), debuting this season. 2125 W. Division St., 773-697-3522...

...alfresco seats can chase Malort shots with a boozy milkshake under strings of starlike lights. 1732 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Taxim There’s room for 80 on the rooftop haven, with exposed brick and a lush garden of herbs and tomatoes in terra cotta pots. The restaurant is also debuting a weekend brunch service on its rooftop space this summer. 1558 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-252-1558.

...Business offers its full food and drink menus upstairs, along with 10 frozen margarita machines. 1367 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-698-7362...

...globally inspired food, sandwiches, salads, appetizers and shared plates, in addition to cocktails and wine. 3630 N. Clark St., 773-302-2300, hotelzachary.com

...craft beers brewed specifically for the spot in collaboration with local breweries, plus shareable snacks. 1101 W. Waveland Ave., 773-388-8249, luckydorr.com

Found A 25-seat, Parisian-style sidewalk cafe adds much-needed seats at this popular downtown Evanston destination. 1631 Chicago Ave., Evanston, 847-868-8945.

Maya Del Sol The Latin fusion restaurant offers a welcome combination of a beautiful patio and excellent margaritas. 144 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park, 708-538-9800.

    Get out there: 150-plus Chicago patios and rooftops for summer eating and drinking
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    As Amazon.com devours mom and pop stores like a ravenous Pac Man, one business is standing up to them. From 2009 to 2015, the number of independent bookstores in America grew by 35%. There are enough independent bookstores in Chicago to warrant a couple of top-10 lists.

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Korean eats: 3 new spots to try in Chicago, with bibimbap & bulgogi

711 W. Jackson Blvd. (near S. Desplaines Street), West Loop

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City Rock Korean Kitchen 100 W. Randolph St. (between Clark and N. LaSalle streets), Loop Photo: Loretta P./Yelp

Moccozy 3333 N. Broadway St. (near Roscoe Street), Lakeview

    Korean eats: 3 new spots to try in Chicago, with bibimbap & bulgogi
    Interested in trying some new Korean spots in Chicago? You're in luck: we've found the freshest businesses to fill the bill. Here are the newest places to check out the next time you're in the mood for Korean food. 100 W. Randolph St. (between Clark and N.

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727 W. Madison is still going up...

    A sunny day at 727 West Madison
    This is still a fun building to watch, even though the B.U.C. HQ is no longer across the Kennedy. This FitzGerald-designed apartment tower for Fifield Companies and F&F Realty will rise to 44 floors before all is said and done. That's Lendlease out there doing the heavy lifting.

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The West Loop’s new EMME apartments have sleek finishes, free rent

EMME Chicago, 165 N Desplaines, the newest apartment tower in the sizzling hot West Loop, is a pet-friendly, rich-in-character, luxury boutique environment. There’s no place like EMME.

    The West Loop's new EMME apartments have sleek finishes, free rent
    EMME Chicago, 165 N Desplaines, the newest apartment tower in the sizzling hot West Loop, is a pet-friendly, rich-in-character, luxury boutique environment. There's no place like EMME. Studios at EMME start at $2,025 a month, 1-bedrooms at $2,515, and 2-bedroom, 2-baths at $3,405.

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A Folk Music Full House This Week

  Merv Collins at Chicago French Market, 131 N. Clinton St, Chicago. 4:30 PM.

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Victor Wooten and Sinbad at Evanston SPACE, 1245 Chicago Avenue, Evanston. 7 and 9:30 PM. $20 - $55. Also Friday.

Filisko and Noden at Reclaimed Bar and Restaurant, 3655 N. Western, Chicago. 7:30 PM.

Karen Salmon and Peter Zeldow at Wishbone North, 3300 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago. 7 PM.

Red Molly at City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph St, Chicago. 8 PM. $18 - $28. You remember my admonition bout not giving your car to their valet parkers, right?

    A Folk Music Full House This Week
    There is something going on every day this coming week, so call your boos and tell him/her you are too busy to come to work. Monday, April 23. Mark Dvorak will perform in a progressive dinner benefit for Housing Forward, at three restaurants. Email arochnow@housingforward.com for details. Tuesday, April 24.

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Palm Chicago reopens

The bar will open at 630 W. Lake St., on the northeast corner of Lake and Desplaines, according to its city liquor license application. Opening is planned for this summer.

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...small pastry shop nearby. The 72-seat restaurant, including a 12-seat bar, is at 1438 W. Cortland Ave. on the Chicago River. It's open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and serves contemporary...

The bar will open at 630 W. Lake St., on the northeast corner of Lake and Desplaines, according to its city liquor license application. Opening is planned for this summer.

Its locations at 225 N. LaSalle St. and 33 S. Wabash Ave. remain open.

Its locations at 225 N. LaSalle St. and 33 S. Wabash Ave. remain open.

The Great Harvest Bread Co. location at 2126 Central St. in Evanston is looking for a local entrepreneur to own and operate it. Besides bakery...

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