Patio Season Is Here! My Patio Picks! 5/26/17

It's what all Chicagoans fantasize about all year long while we're hibernating like bears or hiding like hermit crabs... patio season!  I promise you, the weather will be beautiful soon... and these patios will be just what you've been dreaming about...and then it'll be too hot and we'll all be complaining about THAT... Catch all this info HERE on my 101-WKQX radio segment! 


This spot is like nothing else in Chicago.  Not only is it one of the most creative cocktail programs I've seen, maybe ever, but it's paired with one of the most stunning rooftops and views in the city.  Apogee goes all out with their menu.  Ice cubes with flowers suspended in them, edible paper butterflies, group cocktail service using absinthe fountains, and the dry ice flows freely...but not in a gimmicky way.  It's refined, not stuffy.  You don't have to feel like a mixologist and know what a bitter amaro is to enjoy yourself, just come as you are!


Can't make it to Hawaii this summer?  Worry not my friend.  Mahalo has you covered... or they don't because you'll be hanging on their rooftop.  Is there anything better than a tiki rooftop in Wicker Park that serves Mai Tai's, Coconut Shrimp, and Pokè??  I think not.  They've got some of your favorite Hawaiian culinary classics, even an entire ramen menu, and a delicious tropical cocktail list.  All the while you get to enjoy the grub and libations from a cozy rooftop patio that for a split second, makes you forget you're in the Midwest.  

The Robey Hotel

The brand new Robey Hotel in Wicker Park has set out to commemorate Chicago's spirited history by revitalizing the iconic tower at the famous six-corners of Milwaukee, North, and Damen.  Since it's the tallest building for miles, the thought, hey, let's have TWO rooftop bars!  One is the Cabana Club, and get ready for this, it has a POOL!  Yep, a Chicago rooftop bar with a pool.  Crazy, I know.  Next up is UP and UP... their bar on the 13th floor with expansive panoramic views. So many options...I'm comin' for ya Robey!!