Patio season doesn't officially end until November, but as the last full weekend of Summer approaches, we encourage you spend at least a few hours sipping cocktails outside. The forecast should be great, so forget all the things you are supposed to do. Grab some friends and go.
We always love Big Star (see above) in Wicker Park, but there's a lot of other great patios.
To name a few with great cocktails:
Matchbox, Aviary or Maude's Liquor Bar in River West/Fulton Market
the Whistler and Owen and Engine in Logan Square
Fountainhead in Lincoln Square
Rootstock in Humboldt Park
Terzo Piano in the Loop
We hope that helps. Let us know if we overlooked any good ones!