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Three Awesome New Patios For You To Check Out This Summer

By Anthony Todd in Food on Jun 27, 2016 2:35PM

The new patio at Cantina 1910. Photo by Grant Kessler

We covered our favorite Chicago restaurant and bar patios last week, but some newer patios have joined your slate of options just in the last few weeks. With the holiday weekend approaching, it's even more essential to have a list of perfect outdoor spaces in your back pocket. Here are three more of our favorites.

Cantina 1910

Cantina 1910, the delicious modern Mexican spot in Andersonville, opened its new patio last week. Running along the side of the wonderfully-rennovated brick building just off of Clark Street, the patio will give you a perfect vantage point to watch the goings on during a busy shopping weekend. Plus, they've got some great outdoor cocktails, like the Tipsy Gringa, made with house-infused citrus honey vodka, orange juice, sparkling wine and housemade grenadine.

The Northman

We've fallen absolutely in love with this North Center/Lincoln Square cider focused bar, boasting the largest Calvados (apple brandy) list in the United States, an overwhelming selection of ciders and delicious food by Chef Sean Sanders. While we're big fans of the interior space, they've just opened their new patio. The shady sidewalk cafe (built around a full grown tree, which isn't all that common) is the perfect spot for quaffing a cold cider on a hot summer day.

The view from London House. Photo via Facebook.

London House

This is the big daddy of Chicago rooftops, with a three-level rooftop bar that has instantly skyrocketed to the top of everyone's list. It's got an absolutely insane view of the river and Marina City. That being said, best of luck getting in. London House is using the Tock ticketing system, which is actually kind of nice - no fighting with drunken trixies to get in the door—but it's currently mostly sold out, even though it's only being open a few weeks. However, if you're willing to drop the coin, you can get a top tier table for six, a prix fixe meal and a bottle of Dom Perignon for a cool $1000.