America's Best Outdoor Bars
Zed451 describes itself as an “unconventional steakhouse,” and its libations—poured on a rooftop with a killer view of high rises around Chicago’s Near North neighborhood—are just as creative. Consider the Spiced Strawberry Margarita, made with El Jimador Reposado, house-infused habanero simple syrup, fresh strawberries, Cointreau, and housemade sour. Or make your go-to summer cocktail the Dirty Pyrat (fresh strawberries, blackberries and lime muddled with Pyrat Rum, served over ice with a splash of Sprite). If that famous wind picks up, head for one of the tables with a built-in fire pit.