Mama Delia’s spacious patio | Barry Brechceisen/Eater Chicago
Outdoor dining has long been a popular pastime (weather allowing) in Chicago. The pandemic has made the practice more important than ever for Chicago’s bars and restaurants. This summer’s patio season looks a lot different from those prior. Especially with open roads, where the city closes streets to allow restaurants to set up tables and seats. Closures will happen sporadically throughout the summer, so check with individual chambers for more details.
Many spots are getting creative with outdoor options so patrons can support their favorite establishments in relative safety. As with all things COVID-19 related, hours and seating options are subject to change so it’s a good idea to check in online or by phone before making plans.
1721 W Division St
Chicago, IL 60622
Wicker Park’s new Spanish restaurant Mama Delia offers lovely 60-seat patio with string lights and meticulously arranged plants to keep diners at an appropriate social distance. It also includes a sherry bar, and ultramarino, or gourmet market, in the space that formerly housed tapas spot Black Bull.