Chicago’s Most Scenic Spots for a Drink

When you think of outdoor dining, Chicago should come to mind. While we’re pointing you toward three particular local favorites, you can find a wide variety of worthwhile places that offer charming porch and patio seating. For those traveling to the Windy City from out of town, it may be wise to try out these popular dining establishments for the full Chicago experience.

Let’s start with the hidden gem of Lincoln Park, North Pond, which is situated between Fullerton Avenue and Lake Shore Drive West. Sample all the savory bites and flavors with the tasting menu to make the most of your visit. Starting with your walk past the North Pond, prepare for a scenic and ambient evening overlooking Lincoln Park with excellent cocktails and a first-class menu. The Foie Gras and Bison are raved-about favorites, but patrons can find inventive pairings to please any palate. Sit outside tucked behind the trees, and take in the beautiful surroundings including the North Pond Nature Sanctuary.

For a different experience, head over to the Navy Pier Beer Garden, where you can enjoy awesome fireworks shows all summer long. Enjoy live music on stage, which adds another dimension to this setting’s great vibe. Choose your brew from the formidable beer list as you look on to the action of Navy Pier and the passing boats of Lake Michigan. From the unexpected pirate boat to the beauty of Chicago’s illuminated skyline, this outdoor dining spot is in a prime location to see the city’s best sights.

The Signature Room at the 95th is the ultimate spot for spectacular views while dining in Downtown Chicago. Wind down with a glass of wine and a breathtaking panoramic view of the city.  Perched 95 stories above the ground, the awe-inspiring atmosphere will make you fall in love with Chicago – for the first time or all over again.


North Pond

2610 North Cannon Drive

Chicago, IL

Phone: (773) 477-5845


Beer Garden at Navy Pier                                           

Navy Pier

600 E. Grand Ave.

Chicago, IL

Phone: (312) 595-5439


The Signature Room

875 N. Michigan Ave.

Chicago, IL

Phone: (312) 787.9596 



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