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The Chicago Restaurants and Bars Requiring Proof of COVID-19 Vaccinations

A running list of restaurants and bars that have adopted new pandemic safety policies as coronavirus case rates rise again

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Suburban hotspot Found is requiring vaccine proof in Evanston.
Found Evanston

As of August 20, Chicago has mandated that everyone wear facial coverings while dining indoors regardless of vaccination status due to a rise in COVID-19 cases related to the delta variant. Even before the city’s new directive, increasing case numbers have prompted a growing group of bar and restaurant operators to implement their own vaccine requirements for patrons.

As of Tuesday, November 16, Chicago’s average seven-day positivity rate is 2.5 percent, according to the city’s COVID Dashboard.

It remains to be seen if officials will follow New York City and San Francisco’s lead and require all diners to show proof of vaccination to eat indoors. Many restaurants and bar owners are contemplating a move, but waiting to see data and how peers react.

Know of a Chicago restaurant, bar, or venue implementing vaccine mandate or requiring negative COVID-19 test? Send the details to chicago@eater.com.

Albany Park

Lizard’s Liquid Lounge (karaoke performers)

Andersonville

Meeting House Tavern

Replay Andersonville

Elixir Andersonville

Atmosphere

Chicago Magic Lounge

Marty’s Martini Bar

Fiya

The SoFo Tap

Avondale

Metropolitan Brewing

Sleeping Village

Reed’s Local

Avondale Bowl

Wherewithall

Boystown

Sidetrack

Scarlet

Replay Lakeview

Progress Bar

D.S. Tequila Company

Roscoe’s Tavern

Lucky Horseshoe Lounge

Hydrate

Splash

The North End: Staff will also accept a negative COVID-19 test from no more than 72 hours prior to entry.

Berlin

Bucktown

Izakaya Mita: Chef Brian Mita says proof of vaccinations is required.

DePaul

Kibbitznest Books, Brews & Blarney

Elston Industrial Corridor

The Hideout

Fulton Market

Emporium Fulton Market

Humboldt Park

The Hi-Lo: Owner Isaac Liberman says proof of vaccination will be required.

Irving Park

Montrose Saloon: Staff will also accept a negative COVID-19 test from no more than 48 hours prior to entry.

Lakeview

Beermiscous

mfk

Schubas

Annoyance Theatre & Bar

Elixir Lakeview

Bonus Round Game Cafe

F. O’Mahony’s

The Vic Theatre: Staff will also accept a negative COVID-19 test from no more than 72 hours prior to entry.

Drew’s on Halsted

Lincoln Park

Golden Dagger

Kingston Mines

PRYSM

Lincoln Hall

Liar’s Club: Staff will also accept a negative COVID-19 test from no more than 72 hours prior to entry.

Park West: Staff will also accept a negative COVID-19 test from no more than 72 hours prior to entry.

Replay Lincoln Park

Alinea

The Wild Hare

Lincoln Square

Baker Miller

Half Acre Beer

Logan Square

Cole’s Bar

Logan Arcade

Superkhana International

Whirlaway Lounge

The Burlington

Giant

Rosa’s Lounge

Hopewell Brewing

Emporium Logan Square

Lula Cafe

The Whistler

Same Day Cafe

North Center

Botanical Cafe

Old Town

The Second City: Staff will also accept a negative COVID-19 test from no more than 48 hours prior to entry.

Pilsen

Thalia Hall

Radius

Ravenswood

Koval Distillery

Begyle Brewing: Owner Kevin Cary says they started on November 5.

River North

East Bank Club

Blue Chicago: Owner Nik Jeffreys says proof of vaccinations is required.

Rogers Park

Rogers Park Social

Touche

Misson Control Arcade Bar

Roscoe Village

Four Moon

Beat Kitchen

Ukrainian Village

Empty Bottle

Kasama

Uptown

Le Nocturne

West Loop

City Winery

Cobra Lounge: Staff will also accept a negative COVID-19 test from no more than 72 hours prior to entry.

Bottom Lounge

West Town

Split-Rail: Owner Zoe Schor says proof of vaccinations is required.

Beauty Bar

Kai Zan

Wicker Park

Subterranean

Bourbon on Division: Staff will also accept a negative COVID-19 test from no more than 72 hours prior to entry.

Emporium Wicker Park

Handlebar

Wrigleyville

Metro

GMan Tavern

Smartbar

Nisei Lounge

Arlington Heights

Hey Nonny

Berwyn

FitzGerald’s: Staff will also accept a negative COVID-19 test from no more than 72 hours prior to entry.

Evanston

Beer on Central

SPACE: Staff will also accept a negative COVID-19 test from no more than 72 hours prior to entry.

Found Evanston: Staff will also accept a negative COVID-19 test from no more than 72 hours prior to entry.

Forest Park

Exit Strategy Brewing Company

Oak Park

Kinslahger

Berlin Nightclub

954 W Belmont Avenue, Chicago, IL 60657 773 348 4975

Exit

1315 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60642 (773) 395-2700 Visit Website

KAI ZAN

2557 West Chicago Avenue, , IL 60622 (773) 278-5776 Visit Website

Begyle Brewing

1800 West Cuyler Avenue, , IL 60613 (773) 661-6963 Visit Website

Avondale

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Superkhana International

3059 West Diversey Avenue, , IL 60647 (773) 661-9028 Visit Website

Liar's Club

1665 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago, IL 60614 (773) 665-1110

Whirlaway Lounge

3224 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago, IL 60647 (773) 276-6809 Visit Website

Progress Bar

3359 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60657 (773) 697-9268 Visit Website

Prysm

1543 N Kingsbury St, Chicago, IL 60642 (312) 546-4141

Liar’s Club

1665 West Fullerton Avenue, , IL 60614 Visit Website

Sleeping Village

3734 West Belmont Avenue, , IL 60618 (773) 654-3971 Visit Website

Handlebar

2311 West North Avenue, , IL 60647 (773) 384-9546 Visit Website

Alinea

1723 North Halsted Street, , IL 60614 Visit Website

Thalia Hall

1807 South Allport Street, , IL 60608 (312) 526-3851 Visit Website

Kingston Mines

2548 North Halsted Street, , IL 60614 (773) 477-4646 Visit Website

Metropolitan Brewing

3057 North Rockwell Street, , IL 60618 (773) 754-0494 Visit Website

The Hi-Lo

1108-10 N California Ave, Chicago, IL 60622 Visit Website

Chicago Magic Lounge

5050 North Clark Street, , IL 60640 (312) 366-4500 Visit Website

Beat Kitchen

2100 West Belmont Avenue, , IL 60618 (773) 281-4444 Visit Website

Izakaya Mita

1960 North Damen Avenue, , IL 60647 (773) 799-8677 Visit Website

Empty Bottle

1035 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60622 (773) 276-3600 Visit Website

Berlin

954 West Belmont Avenue, , IL 60657 (773) 348-4975 Visit Website

The Hideout

1354 West Wabansia Avenue, , IL 60642 (773) 227-4433 Visit Website

Logan Arcade

2410 West Fullerton Avenue, , IL 60647 (872) 206-2859 Visit Website

Sidetrack

3349 North Halsted Street, , IL 60657 (773) 477-9189 Visit Website

FitzGerald's

6615 Roosevelt Road, , IL 60402 (708) 788-2118 Visit Website

City Winery

1200 West Randolph Street, , IL 60607 (312) 733-9463 Visit Website

R Public House

1508 West Jarvis Avenue, , IL 60626 (872) 208-7916 Visit Website

Irving Park

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The Second City

230 West North Avenue, , IL 60614 (312) 337-3992 Visit Website

Cobra Lounge

235 North Ashland Avenue, , IL 60607 (312) 226-6300 Visit Website

Fiya

5419 North Clark Street, , IL 60640 (312) 493-0443 Visit Website

Found

1631 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201 (847) 868-8945 Visit Website

Split-Rail

2500 West Chicago Avenue, , IL 60622 (773) 697-4413 Visit Website

Bonus Round Game Cafe

3230 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60657

Lincoln Hall

2424 N Lincoln Ave, , IL 60614 (773) 525-2501 Visit Website

Koval Distillery

5121 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, IL 60640 (312) 878-7988 Visit Website

Beauty Bar

1444 West Chicago Avenue, , IL 60642 (312) 226-8828 Visit Website

D.S. Tequila Company

3352 North Halsted Street, , IL 60657 (773) 697-9127 Visit Website

Same Day Cafe

2651 North Kedzie Avenue, , IL 60647 (773) 342-7040 Visit Website

Lula Cafe

2537 North Kedzie Boulevard, , IL 60647 (773) 489-9554 Visit Website

Wherewithall

3472 North Elston Avenue, , IL 60618 (773) 692-2192 Visit Website

Annoyance Theatre & Bar

851 West Belmont Avenue, , IL 60657 (773) 697-9693 Visit Website

The Whistler

2421 North Milwaukee Avenue, , IL 60647 (773) 227-3530 Visit Website

Nisei Lounge

3439 North Sheffield Avenue, , IL 60657 (773) 525-0557 Visit Website

Hopewell Brewing Company

2760 North Milwaukee Avenue, , IL 60647 (773) 698-6178 Visit Website

Kasama

1001 North Winchester Avenue, , IL 60622 (773) 697-3790 Visit Website

Hydrate

3458 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60657 (773) 975-9244 Visit Website

Meeting House Tavern

5025 N Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60640 Visit Website

Emporium Fulton Market

839 West Fulton Market, , IL 60607 (312) 733-2222 Visit Website

Schubas Tavern

3159 North Southport Avenue, , IL 60657 (773) 525-2508 Visit Website

Emporium Logan Square

2363 North Milwaukee Avenue, , IL 60647 (773) 360-8774 Visit Website

Giant

3209 West Armitage Avenue, , IL 60647 (773) 252-0997 Visit Website

Baker Miller

4655 North Lincoln Avenue, , IL 60625 (773) 654-3610 Visit Website

Half Acre Beer Co Balmoral Tap Room & Garden

2050 West Balmoral Avenue, , IL 60625 (773) 754-8488 Visit Website

Golden Dagger

2447 North Halsted Street, , IL 60614 (773) 857-0166 Visit Website

The Delta

1745 West North Avenue, , IL 60622 (773) 360-1793 Visit Website

Rogers Park Social

6920 North Glenwood Avenue, , IL 60626 (773) 791-1419 Visit Website

The North End

3733 North Halsted Street, , IL 60613 (773) 477-7999 Visit Website

Replay Lincoln Park

2833 North Sheffield Avenue, , IL 60657 (773) 665-5660 Visit Website

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