Updated: Jul 2
Make Plans to Visit these 10 Local Outdoor Dining Hot Spots that are Trending Locally
TREND #1 | Alter Brewing & Kitchen
NEW ALONG THE FOX WITH EXPANSIVE OUTDOOR DINING AREA
ST. CHARLES–Alter Brewing + Kitchen is the second location for Alter Brewing, and their first full-service restaurant. It’s nestled in beautiful downtown St. Charles along the Fox River, and right on Main St. (so you can’t miss it!). In addition to their new food offerings, they have a 10-barrel brew house, 16 taps, private dining room event space, and an awesome all-seasons patio with a container bar. 12 S. First Street, St. Charles.
TREND #2 | 302 Wheaton
ADDED TO A VARIETY OF OUTDOOR DINING OPTIONS
WHEATON–302 Wheaton and restaurants across town, including all along Hale Street, welcomed outdoor dining on May 29. 302 was created with a vision for a destination where family and friends could share in fellowship over a meal, game and great craft beer. The outdoor patio is loved by many. 302 W. Front Street, Wheaton.
TREND #3 | Another Round
CHEERS! JUST ONE BLOCK FROM TRAIN STATION
DOWNERS GROVE–Another Round is one of west suburban Chicago’s premiere sports bar featuring 2 bars, a couch area and a beer garden/patio that has fast become a local hot spot in outdoor dining. Guests love the full menu that is available late night. 5141 Main Street, Downers Grove
Another Round, Downers Grove
TREND #4 | Blue Seas Saki Grill
OUTDOOR DINING OVERLOOKING THE DUPAGE RIVER
NAPERVILLE–Blue Sushi Sake Grill offers patio seating on Foyo Plaza and overlooking the Riverwalk, as well as indoor seating along the windows overlooking the patio. Blue Sushi also recommends reservations, for lunch or dinner, either online or by phone, and will continue curbside take-out. Located on Water Street in Downtown Naperville.
TREND #5 | The Hen House
A BEAUTIFUL OUTDOOR PATIO
WHEATON–The Hen House of Wheaton restaurant and coffee bar is family owned, focusing on a more decadent but healthy alternative to your average breakfast/lunch restaurants. You’ll feel relaxed in this Urban Farmhouse setting with a beautiful outdoor patio to enjoy all summer long. The full-service Coffee Bar showcases classic Lavazza espresso inspired beverages, served hot or cold. Also serving signature alcoholic drinks such as thir Bloody Mary and seasonal selection of Mimosas. 1060 College Avenue, Wheaton
TREND #6 | R. Urban Wine Bar
HERE'S WHY YOU'LL LOVE IT HERE
LISLE–R. Urban Wine Bar & Cafe is loved by pizza and wine lovers throughout the western suburbs. Located in downtown Lisle, they serve high-quality brick oven pizzas, a varietal of wines from around the world, along with a full bar and small bites in a trendy, comfortable atmosphere. Outdoor seating is set up for you to enjoy!
4738 Main St., Lisle.
R. Urban Wine Bar, Lisle
TREND #7 | Potter’s Place
ALWAYS HAPPENING. ALWAYS FUN.
NAPERVILLE–If you haven’t already, you’ll for sure fall in love with this Downtown Naperville hot spot that’s always trending come summertime. This local Mexican cantina has the largest outdoor patio in downtown Naperville and features daily live entertainment with an upscale martini lounge located upstairs called Two-Nine.
TREND #8 | Bar Evolution
RELAX & ENJOY APPETIZERS, COCKTAILS & LIVE MUSIC
BATAVIA–Bar Evolution has fast become one of Kane COunty’s hottest outdoor patios offering a limite outdoor menu currently to include cockatils such as Grapefruit Cosmo and the Blackberry Hopper, along with appetizers such as Buffalo Chicken Dip and Chicken Fajita Flatbread. Enjoy a casual adult atmosphere, live music and tasty bites. 27 N. River Street, Batavia.
Eden on the River, St. Charles
TREND #9 | Craft Urban
FOOD. COCKTAILS. LOCAL.
GENEVA–Voted Best New Restaurant KANE County 2018, Craft Urban Kitchen sources local ingredients that are treated to creative New American preparations at this stylish Geneva retreat, where dishes are matched with suggested cocktail pairings. The outdoor dining area has been a wonderful place for residents to visit this summmer. 211 James Street, Geneva. www.crafturban.com.
TREND #10 | Eden on the River
SITUATED ALONG THE BEAUTIFUL FOX RIVER
ST. CHARLES–In sharing their love of the Mediterranean’s delicious flavors, the owners of Eden on the River use wholesome ingredients, and bright spices. All dishes are made from scratch, using the freshest of ingredients that truly speak to the simplicity, intensity, and richness of the Mediterranean culture. They also feature world-class wine, beer and spirits program served in a chic but relaxed ambience. Eden on the River is situated along the Fox River with a beautiful outdoor dining area like no other.
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