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  • Sidewalk seating at Asian Outpost
Sidewalk seating at Asian Outpost
April 08, 2014|By Lisa Arnett, @redeyeeatdrink

>>Read up on the 10 hottest coming-soon rooftops and patios in Chicago for summer 2014 and see these new patios mapped by neighborhood.

Green Street Smoked Meats
112 N. Green St. 312-754-0431
Upon arrival at this West Loop barbecue bar, send a friend to order pitchers at the bar while you order food at the counter; whoever gets done first can stake out one of 100 seats at the wood communal tables outside.
ETA: Open now, weather permitting
We're picturing: Splitting pitchers of beer and downing pulled pork with friends

Rosie's West Town Deli
1021 N. Western Ave. 773-235-3354
The alley-facing patio behind this deli and cafe on the border of Ukrainian Village and Humboldt Park seats about a dozen people.
ETA: Open now, weather permitting
We're picturing: Panini pitstops on the patio—think eggplant parmesan or balsamic-marinated mushrooms with provolone

Modern Asian Kitchen
1924 W. Division St. 773-772-6251
This Wicker Park restaurant serving Chinese-inspired fare makes the most of Division Street's extra-wide sidewalks with a 28-seat dining area. Flower baskets topping the fence railings are in the works.
ETA: Open now, weather permitting
We're picturing: Going for takeout but staying to soak up some fresh air

Old Crow Smokehouse
3506 N. Clark St. 773-537-4452
Moonshine cocktails and barbecue are the main attractions at this Wrigleyville bar and restaurant with a retractable roof over the dining room set to open as soon as the weather warms.
ETA: Open now, weather permitting
We're picturing: All the benefits of a rooftop bar, minus that pesky stair climb

Compass Bar
433 W. Diversey Parkway 773-248-3230
This Lincoln Park beer and wood-fired pizza bar in the former Tommy Knuckles space will add front patio seating for 38 people, plus six umbrellas, flower boxes and a 60-inch outdoor TV screen.
ETA: Open now, weather permitting
We're picturing: Outdoor baseball-watching over beer and pizza

Blackfinn Ameripub
65 W. Kinzie St. 312-836-0290
A rounded patio enclosed by low stone walls offers seating for 60 people at this River North bar and restaurant, along with a view of TVs, a full food menu, beer tower availability and Sunday sangria specials.
ETA: Open now, weather permitting
We're picturing: Downtown suits making the most of summer Fridays

DryHop Brewers
3155 N. Broadway 773-857-3155
The Lakeview brewpub adds 16 patio seats this year to complement its retractable garage doors that face Broadway's busy shopping district.
ETA: Open now, weather permitting
We're picturing: Pints and people-watching

Asian Outpost
1315 S. Wabash Ave. 312-662-1100
At this South Loop restaurant, potted ferns, flower boxes and a wooden fence surround benches and chairs for 36 accented with bright pillows.
ETA: Open now, weather permitting
We're picturing: Sipping sake slushies in flavors such as cucumber-mint, strawberry-lemon and blackberry-lemongrass

Lyfe Kitchen
419 N. Clark St. 312-836-5933
Heat lamps will kick-start al fresco dining season at this health-centric River North restaurant, cool weather be damned. Sidewalk seating along Clark Street will fit 28.
ETA: Open now, weather permitting
We're picturing: Catching some rays during a morning break for a mango-cucumber-lime smoothie

Doc B's
100 E. Walton St. 312-626-1300
This Gold Coast cafe's massive 20-foot front window opens up to bring the outdoors in, but a 24-seat patio in front set to debut soon will expand open-air options.
ETA: Open now, weather permitting
We're picturing: Stopping for sustenance after Walton Street window-shopping

Spritz Burger
3819 N. Broadway 773-868-9866
Dan Smith and Steve McDonagh, aka The Hearty Boys, partnered with pastry chef Gale Gand to turn their former Lakeview restaurant Hearty into this burger, soda and sweets shop; now, they're freshening up the 35-seat enclosed patio next to the restaurant with umbrellas and a new seating configuration.
ETA: Open now, weather permitting
We're picturing: Sipping housemade sodas and fizzy cocktails under strings of dangling lights

Packing House
113 W. Randolph St. 312-929-4787
This soon-to-open restaurant and bar takes the place of shuttered sports bar Market, but keeps all of the al fresco features, including the rooftop bar, 50-seat sidewalk cafe and 130-seat patio covered by a retractable roof.
ETA: Open now, weather permitting
We're picturing: Instagramming skyline selfies from the roof

Unite Urban Grill
1450 W. Chicago Ave. 312-455-8900
A 14-seat dog-friendly sidewalk cafe at this Noble Square restaurant is in the works.
ETA: Open now, weather permitting
We're picturing: Chicago Avenue people-watching with a craft cocktail in hand

The Brixton
5420 N. Clark St. 773-961-7358
The Andersonville restaurant and bar will open two outdoor spaces: a 35-seat sidewalk cafe and a 10-seat second-floor lounge with couches and a specialized menu of small plates, oysters and cocktails.
ETA: Open now, weather permitting
We're picturing: A group dinner on the sidewalk cafe transitioning to a more intimate chat upstairs

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