Plus, stunning outdoor restaurants
Time Out No. #8 | Tue 8 September, 2020 
The best things to do in September
Fall feels and looks a bit different this year, but there’s still plenty to do around town if you know where to look. Ready to get out of the house? The Art Institute is hosting a dreamy exhibit dedicated to Monet. Happy hanging indoors? Hyde Park Jazz Festival will be live streaming many of its performances this year. Don’t let the month pass you by without checking out some of the best things to do in September.
Stunning outdoor spaces in Chicago
Milk the final seconds of summer at these breathtaking outdoor spaces. Want more? There’s plenty to choose from.
Utopian Tailgate
Want to feel alive again? Utopian Tailgate, a rooftop deck perched atop the Second City, does the trick with its playful space, which is adorned with neon-colored tables and chairs, plants and string lights hanging from above and vibrant graffiti artwork.
River Roast
When the Chicago River is in your backyard, you don't have to do much to make your restaurant look impressive. But the folks at River Roast have gone the extra mile to ensure their waterfront terrace shines, with twinkling lights and sun-shading canopies.
The weekend ahead
Morgan Olsen
Book date night at one of Chicago’s most romantic restaurants, many of which offer delivery and takeout if you prefer to stay in.
Sip a cocktail infused with cereal milk at the Sixth’s “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids”-themed pop-up bar in Lincoln Square.
Get married—no, really! Neighborhood Nuptials is hosting pop-up wedding dates at neighborhood venues throughout the city.
Here’s what it’s like to visit a
Chicago museum in the
age of social distancing
After being closed for nearly four months, Chicago museums were given the green light to reopen in June. We checked in with the Field Museum, the Museum of Science and Industry and the Art Institute of Chicago to see what’s new—from one-way paths and lots of sanitizer to safety measures you should know about before you go.
This Chicago florist converts vacant lots into flower farms and employs at-risk youth
When you buy flowers from Southside Blooms, you’re committing to more than a beautiful bouquet. Read about how found Quilen Blackwell flips vacant lots into sustainable flower farms and employs local youth to transform communities.
One of Chicago’s best bakeries is serving breakfast in the West Loop
Rise and shine, Chicago! Lost Larson is back at Time Out Market, which means the pastry case is stocked with buttery croissants, sugar-coated tea buns and delicious scones. Swing by for breakfast on the weekends, when Lost Larson opens at 9am sharp.
Before you go!
Ease back into the workweek with a six-pack from Portage Park brewery Lake Effect Brewing, which is teaming up with neighboring businesses to make sure everyone thrives.
Fb Tw Is
© 2020 Time Out America LLC and affiliated companies owned by Time Out Group Plc. All rights reserved. Time Out is a registered trademark of Time Out Digital Limited.
1540 Broadway, 42nd Floor, New York City, NY 10036, USA