It’s official patio season in Chicago, however it’s a little different this year. Without stating the obvious, we’re here to update our guests, friends, and neighbors on the latest places you can dine at during your time in Wicker Park. With topical restrictions abided, you’re bound to have a wonderfully Wicker Park evening that never fails to deliver.
Funkenhausen: This West Town spot is back in action, serving up their German-Southern fare on their sidewalk patio.Aba, photo by Jeff Marini
Beatnik: In West Town, Beatnik opens its courtyard Garden Oasis complete with a massive retractable roof. Plants and antique decor are used to create an intimate space with aesthetically pleasing barriers between tables.
Ina Mae Tavern: Get a taste of New Orleans at Ina Mae Tavern in Wicker Park. The patio is open to enjoy food, sno-balls, frozen drinks, and more. Seating is first come, first served.
Roots Handmade Pizza: This Quad Cities-style pizza spot is now open with expanded outdoor patio service at all three locations — West Town, Lincoln Square, and Old Town.
Homestead On The Roof: Located directly above Roots in West Town, Homestead On The Roof has opened their rooftop patio. They’ll serve West Town Bakery & Diner far in the morning until the early afternoon, then the Roots menu and The Berkshire Room craft cocktails in the late afternoon and evening.
Paradise Park: This trendy Wicker Park spot is back in action. Their large patio is now open to enjoy specialty pizzas and summer-y cocktails, like Prosecco and popsicles.
etta: The rooftop at etta in Wicker Park is now open for lunch and dinner, weather permitting. Reservations are strongly encouraged.
90 Miles Cuban Cafe: This ultra-popular patio is now open in Logan Square (a stones throw from Wicker Park). Order a Cubano, ropa vieja, and other Cuban classics — and don’t forget to BYOB.ess
Big Star: Order a round of tacos and margs on Big Star patio. Both the Wrigleyville and Wicker Park locations are now open from 11:30 a.m. till late. Reservations are required, book your table via Tock.
Frontier: Head to Frontier in Wicker Park for a patio party all weekend long. Enjoy burgers, char-grilled oysters and ribs on the grill, plus a full bar. Seating is first come, first served.
The Fifty/50: This sports bar in Wicker Park is open with expanded outdoor patio service and a revamped food and beverage program.
West Town Bakery & Diner: This casual spot is now open bright and early everyday for outdoor patio dining with a revamped food menu. You can also stop inside for counter service coffee, pastries, and grab-and-go sandwiches.