Chicago’s Best Beer Gardens

What’s better than a cold pint of beer on a hot day? A cold pint of beer on a hot day in a beer garden. With summer in full swing, it’s time to up your arsenal of alfresco options with craft brews and nosh to match, including schnitzel, sausages and smoked hummus. Check out our list of Chicago’s Best Beer Gardens!

13Chief O’Neill’s Pub

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It would take a lush garden verdant with grass and lined with blooming trees to overshadow the gray landscape of Elston Avenue, and that’s exactly what the owners of this old Irish favorite have built. Sequestering relaxed regulars from the harsh world beyond the privacy fences, the prime garden serves as a stellar summer spot for sipping ciders, Scotches and beers, including what has to be the most refreshing beer cocktail around, the Snake Bite: Harp lager and cider with a dash of black currant liqueur.

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