Who'd have thunk it? Your very own chaise at a cool public beach, that's admittedly jammed on hot weekend days.
Because the resident restaurant at this crucial corner, Oak Street Beachstro is always thinking of new draws, you can now rent one of these swell chaises and even keep it all day. Rentals are $7 for 3 hours or $10 for a full day. (A $50 refundable security deposit is necessary.) Towels are available for an additional $5. You provide the sunscreen.
The "Beachstro" opens at 11AM on weekdays and 8AM on weekends, when breakfast is available. If you want one of those chaises it's best to get there early since there are just 50 for rent. Sandwiches, salads, pizza, quesadillas etc. are served in the restaurant, either at a table or at "in restaurant" chaises. A "to go" window is another option if you'd prefer to eat on the beach itself. Food is ok but not exceptional; the setting is akin to a tropical resort.
They're planning a "Luau on the Lake" on Sunday June 15. Check out oakstreetbeachstro.com or phone 312.915.4100 for more info.