outdoordining

Downtown Primary category in which blog post is published

How Can Chicagoans Eat Outside This Winter? City Launches Contest With $5K Prize To Figure It Out

The Winter Design Challenge will ask Chicagoans to envision how there can be outdoor dining this winter to help restaurants make it through the coronavirus pandemic.

Lincoln Park, Old Town Primary category in which blog post is published

‘Bob’s Burgers’ Pop-Up Comes To Replay Lincoln Park For ‘Grand Re-Re-Opening’

Replay Lincoln Park is reopening for a second time since the coronavirus pandemic hit with an homage to "Bob's Burgers" on its new outdoor patio.

Near North Side, River North Primary category in which blog post is published

Wells Street In River North Will Be Closed For 1 Block For Outdoor Dining

The closure will be in place weekend evenings through patio season, according to Avli.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town Primary category in which blog post is published

Innertown Pub Finally Opening Outdoor Beer Garden After Weeks Of Waiting

At the request of Ald. Brian Hopkins, neighborhood leaders met Saturday and voted not to oppose the bar's permit.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park Primary category in which blog post is published

Lakefront Restaurants Get OK To Reopen — But Beaches Still Closed

At least five beachfront restaurants will open this weekend for the first time this summer.

Lakeview, Boystown, Wrigleyville Primary category in which blog post is published

After Months Of Waiting For Permits, Lakeview’s Chilam Balam Opens Al Fresco Cafe

Chilam Balam's al fresco cafe opened Thursday with tables and artwork from inside the restaurant. "It's just like Chilam Balam, but outside," the owner said.

Downtown Primary category in which blog post is published

Bars Can Now Apply To Open Sidewalk Cafes For Customers During Coronavirus Pandemic

Previously, only restaurants were allowed to apply for and open a sidewalk cafe. The city hopes the change can help alcohol-only bars and taverns stay afloat.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town Primary category in which blog post is published

For Struggling Innertown Pub, Temporary Beer Garden Would Be A ‘Lifeline’ — But City Won’t Issue Permit, Owner Says

The city's Liquor Commission asked Ald. Brian Hopkins (2nd) to decide on whether to grant the pub a permit — but he punted the decision to a neighborhood group. Meanwhile, Innertown's staff has been laid off again.

Downtown Primary category in which blog post is published

Chicago Restaurants Creating Sprawling, All-Season Patios In Effort To Survive Coronavirus Pandemic

By installing features like retractable roofs and large windows, restaurants are creating more useable space for customers dining out.