Chicago’s Best Heated Patios

Just because it’s getting colder doesn’t mean you need to ditch the fresh air of the outdoors. Dine al fresco without getting goosebumps at these all-weather spots.

Gene’s Sausage Shop and Delicatessen

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If there’s one place a foodie has to visit in Chicago, it is most definitely Gene’s Sausage Shop & Delicatessen. European fare, fresh meats and produce, a massive sausage variety, and an absolutely spectacular collection of wines and beers set it apart, and the all-weather lamps on the roof provide a haven to enjoy it all.

You can find Gene’s Sausage Shop and Delicatessen at 4750 N Lincoln Ave.

Table, Donkey & Stick

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via Table, Donkey & Stick

With a hefty fire pit and a completely glass greenhouse, there are plenty of options for exciting drinking and dining at this Logan Square favorite. The hearty, comforting food options and topnotch wine and beer lists will help you stay warm.

You can find Table, Donkey & Stick at 2728 W Armitage Ave.

RM Champagne Salon

This chic lounge’s patio seems as if it was plucked from the streets of Paris. Brick, cobblestones, and lights set the mood and propane heaters keep things comfortable so you can enjoy sophisticated cocktails and elegant dishes.

You can find RM Champagne Salon at 116 N Green St.