By Kyle Kramer
5:17 PM CDT, October 12, 2012
3258 N. Sheffield Ave. 773-281-4989
Enjoy slow-cooked barbecue and sample a staggering lineup of craft beers in the shade of this secluded beer garden’s iconic cottonwood tree.
3660 N. Clark St. 773-755-4444
Only the most masochistic Cubs fans would stay inside to drink with both beer garden and rooftop space to choose from at this Wrigley Field-adjacent fan favorite.
Vines on Clark
3554 N. Clark St. 773-327-8572
With patio seating just steps from Wrigley Field, this place is all about location. Cubs fans can also take advantage of a lively rooftop, which is open on game days and for private events.
3710 N. Clark St. 773-525-9200
The beer garden at this Wrigleyville outpost fits 225 people, and the inviting, timetested atmosphere has been a hit for more than 20 years.
2934 N. Sheffield Ave. 773-770-0700
This neighborhood beer garden’s extensive seating and plentiful TVs make it a popular spot to catch games, while an annual Polar Bear Party lets visitors enjoy the chilly winter air from the comfort of hot tubs.
956 W. Addison St. 773-929-1441
This bar is so close to Wrigley Field that visitors can hear every play of the game—and cushion the blow with draft beers and skyline views from its dramatic rooftop.
Goose Island Brewpub
3535 N. Clark St. 773-832-9040
Sing along during the 7th-inning stretch at this hidden beer garden in sight of the Friendly Confines, where the local craft brewery occasionally hosts launch parties for new seasonal releases.
3220 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-348-6000
This huge beer garden rates as an area favorite, with a heated tent that makes the outdoor space accessible during most of the year.
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