With winter behind us, it’s officially outdoor dining and drinking season. The arrival of spring is an occurrence worth celebrating in Chicago, a city as famous for its culinary scene as it’s infamous for its brutal winters. This week’s Bucket List brings you a round up of our favorite bar and restaurant roof decks, patios and terraces across the city. You’ve got all summer to check out these open-air establishments, which include a Chicago Riverwalk winery, curbside tacos in Wicker Park and drinks with a view atop some of Chicago’s best hotels.
Paste Travel’s Bucket List columnist Lauren Kilberg is a Chicago-based freelance writer. Her travels have found her camping near the Pakistani border of India and conquering volcanoes in the Philippines.