Beer gardens are a great way to beat the heat and have a great time in a hot Chicago Summer! We’ve visited some of the best beer gardens Chicago has to offer and reviewed them, just for you! Here are our “Picks to Click” for each of our PPM Neighborhoods:
Lakeview: Sheffield’s 3258 N. Sheffield, Chicago Il 60657 773.281.4989
Conveniently located at 3258 N. Sheffield Avenue, just one block north of the Belmont El, and three blocks south of Wrigley Field, Sheffield’s is the perfect place for a relaxing drink after work or beers with the gang before and after every Cub’s home game.
They’re Chicago’s craft brew specialists, constantly searching out the best niche and specialty brewers our country has to offer. They’ve been on the corner of Sheffield and School streets since 1980 and if you haven’t visited before, we look forward to introducing you to some of the world’s great craft brewed beers.
Lincoln Park: Mickey’s Bar & Patio 2450 N. Clark Chicago IL 60614 773.435.0007
This one was an easy call! Great location and one of the largest beer gardens in the city! Mickey’s Bar & Patio is a great place for sports, neighborhood dining or a night out on the town. Mickey’s boasts one of the most well known patios in the city. The patio is covered and heated in the winter which makes it ideal for a year round hang out.
Sunglass Sundays – “the Ultimate day Party”: Sunglass Sunday is Mickey’s version of Sunday Funday. The party is more about the day than the night. Mickey’s hands out fun retro shades so grab a pair or rock your own. The party starts at 2pm with DJ Lee Michael spinning.
Gold Coast: The Cedar Hotel 1112 N. State Chicago IL 60610 312.944.1112
The owners of Manor are behind this Gold Coast bar and eatery in the former Cactus and Melvin B’s spaces (including their iconic patios) in the historic Cedar Hotel building on State Street. With awnings for shade, four TVs and 150-plus of those requisite Viagra Triangle wicker chairs, there’s no question the large, tree-shaded patio is the main attraction when the weather’s warm. But unlike the rough-around-the-edges former hangs at this address, you might actually still want to hang out here during the winter. A gut-rehab has transformed the entire space (save for Mel B’s original multi-colored tile floor) with buttery leather barstools and cedar planks lining the walls nearly everywhere you look. Spiked punches, teas and lemonades come in the form of 16- or 24-ounce plastic cups, while bar snacks range from soft pretzels and popcorn chicken to burgers and fish tacos. Great food, outdoor seating and good music make The Cedar Hotel a must visit if you are in the area.
Beer gardens are best spent with friends and family. Nothing beats a cold drink and hours of chatting while watching the sun go down. Tell us which of the three is your favorite ? If you know of a beer garden that was not mentioned and would like to tell us about it please email me at Adrian@ppmapartments.com
I look forward to hearing from all of you !