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Patio Brunch Guide: CHI

It’s patio season, Bitches! For Chicago, this warm weather is long overdue. To ensure our Windy City Bitches can enjoy the outdoors in every possible way, we present you with our Bitch-approved brunch spots with patios. Enjoy!

Magnificent Mile

Cindy's Brunch

Cindy’s Rooftop Brunch

If you’re looking for a fancy-pants brunch with a view, Cindy’s Rooftop is where you need to go! Cindy’s sits atop the historical and beautiful Chicago Athletic Club Hotel, and has an extensive menu full of delicious libations and entrees. Read our review, here. 12 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL

River North

Bridge House Tavern Brunch

Bridge House Tavern Brunch

With views overlooking the Chicago river, Bridge House Tavern is everything we want in a brunch spot—affordable, beautiful, and has an outstanding patio! Read all about our experience at Bridge House Tavern, here. 321 N Clark St., Chicago, IL

Frontera Grill Brunch

In the heart of River North lies Frontera Grill, a Rick Bayless gem that boasts an incredible menu and even better patio. Read all about our brunch experience in our review, here. 445 North Clark St., Chicago, IL

West Town

The Dawson

The Dawson Brunch
The Dawson’s patio is where all the cool kids are going to be partying this spring. With a new build-your-own Bloody bar, and creative twists on brunch classics, The Dawson will be one of the busiest patios this season, guaranteed. Read our review of The Dawson, here. 730 W Grand Ave., Chicago, IL

An oldie but goodie, Whisk is known for its clever entrees and, unfortunately, long waits when the patio opens. We recommend getting there early, so you can take part in the beautiful outdoor space with your own BYOB options. Read our review, here. 2018 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL

Fulton Market District

Publican Quality Meats

Publican Quality Meats

The Fulton Market District has a variety of hidden brunch gems, all of which are worth the trek! Publican Quality Meats is one of those small and unassuming spots that deserves lots of praise for the food they serve. Read all about our experience eating the fantastic brunch, here. 825 W. Fulton Market St., Chicago, IL

Wicker Park

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Chop Shop

A popular spot for it’s lively patio and awarded best patio brunch for our Best and Worst Brunches of 2015, Chop Shop should be on your list of places to brunch in the sun. With it’s large menu and paleo-friendly brunch, Chop Shop is sure to please everyone. Read our review here and make your rezzies for this weekend! 2033 W. North Ave., Chicago, IL

Buck’s Chicken & Biscuits

Out with the old (R.I.P. Carriage House) and in with the new! Buck’s Chicken & Biscuits is a brand new brunch everyone should try. The double stack is easily one of the best meals the Bitches have had this year, and that’s a bold statement! Read about our experience, here. 1700 W Division St., Chicago, IL

Lovely: A Bake Shop

If you’re looking for a quaint, family-friendly patio experience, then look no further than Lovely: A Bake Shop. In the heart of Wicker Park, head to Lovely if you are in the mood for fresh baked pastries or a perfectly cooked quiche—Lovely has both in stock 24/7. Read our ‘lovely’ review, here. 1130 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL

Taus Authentic

A brand new spot in Wicker has everyone talking. Taus Authentic is a new, beautiful restaurant in Wicker that not only has amazing food, but rave reviews as well. Enjoy the patio this season and look for our brunch review soon! 1846 W Division St., Chicago, IL



Replay Andersonville

There may be nothing better than enjoying a lobster eggs Benedict on a patio, and with the one that Replay boasts on the brunch menu, this could be a winning combination. Take some time and a trek up north, and go to Replay in Andersonville—you won’t be disappointed. Read our review, here. 5358 N. Clark St., Chicago, Illinois


Southport Grocery

Southport Grocery

Southport Grocery has earned it’s title as being the best family brunch in our Best & Worst Brunch of 2015, and arguably has the best patio in Lakeview! Southport Grocery has been a long standing favorite, and it’s easy to see why. Just make sure you get there early, as Southport Grocery is known for long waits. Read our review, here. 3552 N. Southport Ave., Chicago, IL


Imagine enjoying one of Hutch’s amazing Bloody Mary’s al fresco—sounds heavenly, right? Well, Hutch not only has amazing food, but also has a fantastic outdoor space for you to soak up the sun, while trying the unbelievable croissant French toast. Read all about our experiencing dining at Hutch, here. 3301 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60657

Bar Pastoral

Meat and cheese? Yes, please! Bar Pastoral is known for the high-quality food throughout the menu, but also for the terrific ambiance throughout the space, including the patio. So, if you’re wanting to dine outside this spring, head to Bar Pastoral. Don’t believe us? Read our review here. 2947 N Broadway St., Chicago, IL


Kanela Streeterville

Kanela Breakfast Club

With locations all around the city, Kanela is a fan favorite for brunch. The newest location in Streeterville not only boasts a beautiful interior, but an exquisite exterior. The patio space, while small, gives its patrons the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors, while still being downtown. Read our review and all about the red velvet French toast (yum!) here. 502 E Illinois St., Chicago, IL


Bowling and brunching? Normally, it’s either or but at Pinstripes, you can have both! With the gourmet brunch menu, amazing patio, and bowling lanes, Pinstripes is for the group that loves to have fun while they eat. We haven’t had a chance to review Pinstripes yet, but it’s on our list of places to brunch on a patio! 435 E Illinois St, Chicago, IL 60611

Logan Square


Lula Cafe

After winning our best overall brunch spot in our Best & Worst Brunches of 2015, Lula Cafe continues to be one of the most popular brunch spots in Logan Square, and since spring has sprung, it’s only becoming more popular. Head to Lula’s if you’re looking for amazing food and outdoor fun this season. Read our review, here. 2537 N Kedzie Ave., Chicago, IL 60647

Old Town

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Nookies is the ultimate go-to when it comes to comfort food. With its simple menu, Nookies will make choosing an entree a breeze and with its outdoor patio open, brunch will be even more of a delight. Read our review of one of Chicago’s staple brunch spots, here. 1746 N Wells St., Chicago, IL

Delightful Pastries

If you’re looking for a spot off the beaten path, try Delightful Pastries in Old Town! Not only does Delightful Pastries have an exquisite brunch, but they also have some incredible pastries to try. Whether you’re going for brunch or not, the patio out front is perfect for people watching so head there this weekend! Read our review, here. 1710 N. Wells St., Chicago, IL

West Loop

Nellcôte Brunch


Nellcôte is known for its upscale decor, and for its outdoor patio that is to die for. Let Nellcôte’s menu and feel transport you to Europe, if only for brunch. Read all about our experience at brunch, here.

BitchBiz: Bitches Who Brunch partners with Pinstripes. While this article was written independently by Bitches Who Brunch, we do receive compensation from the company.


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