Most spots pack up their outdoor furniture around the time Chicagoans give up on shorts and sandals, but not everyone’s willing to let snow and 20-degree temperatures deter them. These spots use fire pits, tents and even heated domes to extend patio and rooftop season into winter.

Stella Barra

1954 N. Halsted St., 773-634-4101

If you walk back toward Stella Barra’s open kitchen, you’ll run into the restaurant’s all-season courtyard, which boasts a retractable roof as well as a six-foot-long fireplace to help keep you cozy during the season of ice.