Chicago Closes Streets In 10 Neighborhoods To Promote Outdoor Dining; 'It's Nice To Finally Have Everyone Outside'“Essentially this is like a lifeline for us to keep going,” said Steve Cin, who oversees three bars and restaurants near Rush and Division.
Chicago To Close Streets In 10 Neighborhoods This Weekend To Expand Outdoor Dining OptionsHours for the street closures will vary by neighborhood, according to the mayor's office, though in most cases will be between approximately 5 p.m. and 11 p.m.
Cocktails To Go Now Legal In Chicago, As Bars Also Open Their Outdoor SeatingThe ordinance unanimously approved by aldermen on Wednesday would allow bars and restaurants with liquor licenses, but not liquor stores, to offer pre-mixed cocktails for pickup or delivery.
After People Pack Broadway For First Test Of Expanded Outdoor Dining, Mayor Urges Chicagoans Not To Ignore Safety Rules; 'COVID-19 Hasn’t Magically Gone Away'"There’s a lot of enthusiasm on the part of restaurants and patrons to get back out to enjoy the great restaurant scene here in Chicago, but we absolutely have to do that abiding by the rules," Lightfoot said.
Aldermen Move To Speed Up Sidewalk Café Permits As Restaurants Reopen For Outdoor DiningThe measure would allow the city's Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection to issue permits to any business that meets the requirements, without first needing City Council approval.
Best Outdoor Dining In ChicagoWhen the weather grows warm, take your meal outside at these five great Chicago spots for outdoor dining.