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The Chicago Restaurants and Bars Maintaining COVID-19 Rules

A running list of restaurants and bars that are keeping pandemic safety policies after the city’s mandates end

Chicago’s Covid-19 Uptick Spurs First New Limits Since Reopening
More than 30 Chicago restaurants and bars are keeping COVID-19 safety rules in place.
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On February 28, Chicago dropped its mandates that required everyone to wear facial coverings and show proof of full vaccination to dine indoors. Case rates are on the decline and the highly contagious omicron variant appears to be waning: as of Tuesday, March 1, Chicago’s average seven-day positivity rate is 1.1 percent, according to the city’s COVID dashboard.

Despite the policy change, some local bar and restaurant operators are choosing to keep the mitigation rules in place. These rules can vary — some require masks, others are only checking vaccine cards — and are subject to change, so it’s a good idea to double check for the latest updates before venturing out.

Know of a Chicago restaurant, bar, or venue maintaining mask and/or vaccine rules or requiring a negative COVID-19 test? Send the details to chicago@eater.com.


Andersonville

Chicago Magic Lounge

Fiya

Gadabout

Nobody’s Darling

Avondale

Avondale Bowl

Metropolitan Brewing

Sleeping Village

Bucktown

Chef’s Special Cocktail Bar

Calumet Heights

Plant Based Junkie

Elston Industrial Corridor

The Hideout

Irving Park

Montrose Saloon

Lakeview

Annoyance Theater and Bar

Beermiscuous

Bonus Round Game Cafe

GMan Tavern

Mfk

Schubas

Smartbar

Lincoln Square

Baker Miller

Bistro Campagne

Cafe Selmarie

Geraldine’s

Jerry’s

Parkside

Lincoln Park

Alinea

Galit

Golden Dagger

Kibbitznest

Lincoln Hall

Off Color Mousetrap

Printer’s Row Coffee Co.

Sweet Mandy B’s (also in Streeterville)

Little Italy

Sweet Maple Cafe

Logan Square

Big Kids

Bungalow by Middle Brow

Cole’s Bar

Katherine Anne Confections

Lula Cafe

Logan Arcade

Mi Tocaya

Same Day Cafe

Scofflaw

The Whistler

North Center

Botanical Cafe

Pilsen

Thalia Hall

River North

Vermilion

Rogers Park

Mission Control Arcade Bar

Ukrainian Village

Liberation Donuts

The Empty Bottle

West Town

Beauty Bar

Split-Rail

Wicker Park

Handlebar

Tortello

Subterranean

Woodlawn

Build Coffee

Evanston

Peckish Pig

Gadabout

5212 North Clark Street, , IL 60640 (773) 944-0429 Visit Website

Avondale Bowl

3118 North Milwaukee Avenue, , IL 60618 (708) 831-8064 Visit Website

Plant Based Junkie

1635 1/2 East 87th Street, , IL 60617 Visit Website

Sweet Maple Cafe

1339 W Taylor St, Chicago, IL 60607 (312) 243-8908 Visit Website

Sleeping Village

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

Alinea

1723 North Halsted Street, , IL 60614 Visit Website

Thalia Hall

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

Metropolitan Brewing

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

Chicago Magic Lounge

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

Cafe Selmarie

4729 North Lincoln Avenue, , IL 60625 (773) 989-5595 Visit Website

Handlebar

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

Parkside

301 East 6th Street, , TX 78701 (512) 474-9898 Visit Website

Galit

2429 North Lincoln Avenue, , IL 60614 (773) 360-8755 Visit Website

Bistro Campagne

4518 North Lincoln Avenue, , IL 60625 (773) 271-6100 Visit Website

Tortello

1746 West Division Street, , IL 60622 (773) 360-1293 Visit Website

Bungalow by Middle Brow

2840 West Armitage Avenue, , IL 60647 (773) 687-9076 Visit Website

Vermilion

10 West Hubbard Street, , IL 60610 (312) 527-4060 Visit Website

Empty Bottle

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

Liberation Donuts

2054 West Grand Avenue, , IL 60612 (312) 872-7838 Visit Website

Irving Park

, , IL

Big Kids

2545 North Kedzie Boulevard, , IL 60647 (773) 687-8385 Visit Website

Scofflaw

3201 West Armitage Avenue, , IL 60647 (773) 252-9700 Visit Website

Fiya

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

Peckish Pig

623 West Howard Street, , IL 60202 (847) 491-6778 Visit Website

Beermiscuous

2812 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60657 855-450-2337 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

Beauty Bar

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

Same Day Cafe

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

The Whistler

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

Mission Control Arcade Bar

1408 West Morse Avenue, , IL 60626 Visit Website

Lula Cafe

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

Katherine Anne Confections

2745 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60647 (773) 245-1630 Visit Website

Build Coffee

6100 South Blackstone Avenue, , IL 60637 (773) 627-5058 Visit Website

Baker Miller

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

Chef’s Special Cocktail Bar

2165 North Western Avenue, , IL 60647 (773) 666-5143 Visit Website

Golden Dagger

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

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