Chicago’s Best Outdoor Bars

The game’s on but it’s also gorgeous out. At these Chicago hotspots, you don’t have to sacrifice one for the other.


via Cleo's

via Cleo’s

This place is especially worth coming to on Sundays when they show soccer and have amazing deals like $10 pitchers and $6 nachos. There’s not much shade so break out your tanks and sunscreen, but there is plenty of seating. Be sure to check out the whiskey wall.

You can find Cleo’s at 1935 W Chicago Ave.

Howells and Hood

With over 100 beers available on the menu, Howells is not to be missed, especially on game day. Food is served all day long, with options like seven-layer dip and poutine. Bring your friends and their friends, as this is one of the biggest patios downtown.

You can find Howells and Hood at 435 N Michigan Ave.


If you’re a fan of brunch AND sports then this is the place for you. With a $10 buffet, $3 mimosas, and $5 Bloody Marys, Rocky’s is hard to beat. Beer lovers, don’t worry—there are also $5 drafts, $12 domestic buckets, and $16 imported buckets.

You can find Rocky’s at 234 W 31st St.