Taverna 750

Sidewalk seating at Taverna 750 (Lenny Gilmore/RedEye / June 15, 2012)

On a sunny day in Boystown, there is no better place than an airy patio. Here are five of the best in the area.

Taverna 750
750 W. Cornelia St. 773-904-7466
The flower-lined sidewalk seating in front of this Italian-inspired bar and eatery is just right for sharing a carafe of prosecco spritz cocktails made with imported liqueurs or house-made limoncello.

D.S. Tequila Co.
3352 N. Halsted St. 773-697-9127
Snag a seat at one of the umbrella-covered tables on the patio of this popular Halsted Street spot and make your first order one of the frozen margaritas the bartenders are constantly churning out. A retractable roof keeps the party going even on rainy days.

Sidetrack
3349 N. Halsted St. 773-477-9189
This neighborhood staple spans multiple storefronts and boasts a multilevel rooftop deck that holds 350 people—a good thing, since a menu of spiked slushies and prime people-watching can draw a crowd.

Wilde Bar & Restaurant
3130 N. Broadway 773-244-0404
This wood-paneled bar and restaurant named after British writer Oscar Wilde has two choices for al fresco dining and imbibing: The flower-lined sidewalk cafe out front, or tables in the front section of the dining room, where open windows let in the breeze.

Melanthios Greek Char House
3116 N. Broadway 773-360-8572
This Greek eatery’s sidewalk cafe, set with rustic wooden chairs and bordered with brick pillars and bloom-filled planters, is one of the prettiest along this stretch of Broadway. A half-price wine deal makes Wednesday night dinners especially popular.