These bars and restaurants have retractable roofs and heaters to pretend it’s warm outside.
When the weather gets cool, many Chicagoans love to be in denial that winter is around the corner or already here. Thankfully, some of Chicago’s restaurants and bars have just the right cure for winter denial—all-seasons patios. With cozy fireplaces, glass-enclosed escapes and retractable roofs, these restaurants and bars have put together all the stops to pretend it’s still warm outside. Here are 11 restaurants and bars to forget the weather’s cold and hang out on a patio all year long, listed from north to south.
5 Stella Barra Pizzeria
Stella Barra’s patio is whimsical in the summer, so why not enjoy it in the winter too? The roof closes and fireplaces come on that are installed into the wall, creating a cozy all-weather-appropriate evening.