America's Best Outdoor Bars
Mitch Tobias

Embrace the great outdoors with drinks al fresco at one of the best rooftop or patio bars.

Zed451, Chicago

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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.

zed451.com

Kayleigh Kulp

America's Best Outdoor Bars

Zed451, Chicago

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.

zed451.com

Kayleigh Kulp

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