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Chicago Beer Gardens

Chicago's Best Beer Gardens: Lincoln Park Edition

| Ashley Henshaw | Posted 09.20.2011 | Chicago

The one downside to these outdoor drinking oases is that many of them can only stay open until 11 pm due to local noise restrictions. Fortunately, eac...

Chicago's Best Beer Gardens: Wrigleyville Edition

| Ashley Henshaw | Posted 09.06.2011 | Chicago

You knew it was coming - after covering beer gardens in Edgewater, Old Town, West Loop, Logan Square, North Center and Andersonville, it's about time...

City Council OKs Later Night Patio Dining Downtown

Chicago Sun-Times | Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 09.05.2011 | Chicago

Chicago's outdoor patios and rooftop gardens would be free to stay open until midnight, under a seasonal test advanced by the City Council Wednesday t...

Chicago's Best Beer Gardens: Andersonville Edition

| Ashley Henshaw | Posted 08.30.2011 | Chicago

Though it’s a stone's throw from the already-covered Edgewater neighborhood, Andersonville features such a dense cluster of great restaurants and wa...

Aldermen Want Downtown Patios, Rooftop Gardens Open Later

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 08.30.2011 | Chicago

Patrons of the 70 outdoor patios and rooftop gardens in downtown Chicago would be free to indulge until the witching hour, under a pilot program advan...

Chicago's Best Beer Gardens: West Loop Edition

| Ashley Henshaw | Posted 08.28.2011 | Chicago

We’ve covered Edgewater, Old Town, Logan Square and North Center, but what if you want to take your drinking downtown on a warm summer night? Check ...

Chicago’s Best Beer Gardens: Wicker Park Edition

| Ashley Henshaw | Posted 08.22.2011 | Chicago

Some may write off Wicker Park as a hipster haven, but there is no questioning the trendsetting tendencies of the 'hood. Whether you're catching a sho...

Chicago’s Best Beer Gardens: North Center Edition

| Ashley Henshaw | Posted 08.10.2011 | Chicago

Chicago neighborhoods are filled with bars touting sidewalk patios and rooftop lounges as “beer gardens,” but few spots live up to the name. A tr...

Chicago’s Best Beer Gardens: Logan Square Edition

| Ashley Henshaw | Posted 07.30.2011 | Chicago

Logan Square has changed a lot in recent years. It seems that a new bar or restaurant pops up weekly, and the swelling young population in the area is...

Chicago's Best Beer Gardens: Old Town Edition

| Ashley Henshaw | Posted 07.23.2011 | Chicago

We’re slowly but surely making our way through Chicago’s outdoor drinking scene. We’ve already introduced you to the Edgewater eateries offering...

Chicago's Best Beer Gardens: Edgewater Edition

| Ashley Henshaw | Posted 07.13.2011 | Chicago

Let’s face it – we Chicagoans like to get our drink on outside. That’s why we’ve decided to find the very best places for outdoor drinking all...