The "crew" at Dive Bar has announced the opening of their new nautical patio. This season, set sail for sunshine and sit back with tropical drinks served dockside beneath pink fringe umbrellas, colorful strung lighting, florals and more. Dive Bar's enclosed, 50-person backyard patio and dog-friendly sidewalk cafe are located on Halsted street in the heart of vibrant Lakeview.
The full dining and drink menus will be available outside Monday-Thursday, 5-11 p.m.; Friday, 5 p.m.-midnight; and Saturday, 3 p.m.-midnight. Sunday Bingo Brunch service will be offered outdoors starting at 11 a.m. and the patio will remain open until 11 p.m. Menus may be viewed here.
The seafood-centric restaurant boasts a bevy of nautical delights, including lobster bisque, calamari, crab cake, boom boom shrimp, grilled oysters, seared tuna nachos, shrimp po'boys, lobster roll, seafood boils (clams; mussels; peel and eat shrimp; snow crab; king crab; crawfish), fish 'n chips, bourbon-infused seared salmon, Asian black bean sea bass and grilled lobster tail. Land lubbers may choose the new Dive Bar burger, kale salad, grilled ceasar salad, steamed and fried chicken, cajun mac 'n cheese, teriyaki chicken po'boy, sausage and steak. Side dishes (smashed potatoes, curly sea salt fries, sailor slaw, corn on the cob, szechuan green beans, brown ride) and sweet treats (fruit pie and specialty pies, available a la mode) round out the dining menu.
Dive Bar's cocktail menu features an array of tropical drinks (Walking The Plank; Lava Flow; Summer Lei), blended beverages (Blue Lagoon Banana Daiquiri; Mango Raspberry Pina Colada), Mojitos, Hurricanes and "Drunken Sailor Bowls", perfect for group gatherings (The Volcano; Captain JD's Skull). If burly beers and coastal wines and are more your speed, Dive Barhas you covered with pints and pitchers of draught brews (Dogfish Head Namaste; Anchor Steam; Scrimshaw), canned beers (Revolution; Tecate; 21st Amendment) and wine by the glass and bottle. Channel your inner pirate and knock back a few "Smokin' Shots" made with dry ice (Bayou Juice; Peach Lemon Drop; Captain Coconut; Pear-ly Alive).
Dive Bar's daily specials: Monday Neighborhood Night (20% discount for 60657 and 60613 residents); Tuesday $1 Oysters (three minimum); Wednesday Free Slice of Pie with dinner purchase; Thursday $8.99 Peel 'n Eat Shrimp Boils; Friday All You Care To Enjoy Beer Battered Fish for $9.99; Sunday All You Care To Enjoy Fried Chicken for $15.99.