Tag: patio

Winter Balcony Series - December

I have felt trapped in my tiny studio apartment and needed a dose of normalcy. My balcony is also pretty compact, but it’s my escape and furnished with two awesome Adirondack chairs. Given that winter is here to stay, I decided it was time to develop some strategies to stay sane and have a little... Read more »

Artsy patio at Pilot Project Brewing

Patios are the place to linger during these peculiar times and one of the best ones out there is at Pilot Project Brewing. It’s brimming with art, spread out nicely, and faces Milwaukee Street for some great people-watching. And, like the beer, the art is ever-changing, which continues to spark my interest.  They also brew... Read more »

Simone's - Where Art Meets Beer

I have been patronizing Simone’s for about 10 years, so it’s high time I shared a post about them. Simone’s appreciation for the arts and funky decor initially drew me in. They work diligently to showcase local artist’s work throughout the venue right down to the menu. You can even admire a colorful exterior wall while... Read more »
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Come for the Sandwiches, Stay for the Beer

There’s nothing like discovering a kickass bar while you are out wandering and snapping street art. I was in between neighborhoods and feeling quite parched from too much sidewalk stomping. Jerry’s Sandwiches in Andersonville was just what I needed after perusing the stellar draft list and discovering they had a patio.  https://www.beermenus.com/places/6856-jerry-s-andersonville Not just any... Read more »

Kasey's Tavern - Where Everyone Knows Your Name

Kasey’s Tavern is an unassuming neighborhood bar in the Printer’s Row/South Loop neighborhood. I was studying the top-notch draft list in advance and was on cloud nine after perusing the tempting options. Upon arrival, I was extremely impressed with Nicole, the sole bartender, who was taking care of customers inside and out. The moment I walked... Read more »

Friendly Vibes at Bar on Buena

I discovered this easygoing watering hole in Buena Park when I lived across the street roughly eight years ago. They make it so effortless to be a repeat customer because it’s like hanging out at a friend’s house. Bar on Buena (BoB) is open and inviting with garage-style windows and a swell patio that welcomes furry... Read more »
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Head North to the Biergarten at Olbrich Park

  Everyone knows Chicagoans love to head north to Wisconsin in the summer (the interstate will tell you so). There is a new Biergarten in Madison at Olbrich Park that is not to be missed. It’s located along Lake Monona and offers a fetching view of the Wisconsin State Capitol and skyline. The Biergarten shares the beach... Read more »

Tiny Tapp Graces the Riverwalk

  This past Thursday, I stumbled upon a bar on the Riverwalk called Tiny Tapp. Trust me when I say there is nothing tiny about this gem. The views of the Chicago River and background architecture can’t be beaten, and it’s an excellent place to brush up on your people watching skills. There are a... Read more »

A Bucolic Setting at Bangers & Lace

The first thing you’ll notice when you get to Bangers & Lace in Wicker Park is the great patio facing Division Street, which makes for some engaging people watching. The patio is fur friendly and I think my adorable neighbors were plotting to get my beer. Don’t you agree? Once you get inside, you may... Read more »
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