Chicago tavern culture is legendary and helps makes the city special. Dive bars play a crucial role in keeping this culture alive as a welcoming place for people to gather no matter how much money they have to spend or what they look like. They can be used for happy hour, cheap dates, or ways to blow off steam. There’s rarely any judgement inside, just as there aren’t any fancy cocktails. Though cheap canned beer still is popular, Chicago’s beer culture has changed, and it’s now acceptable to drink an IPA with extra hops or a pumpkin peach ale. Just wash them down with a shot of malort and everyone can be friends.
As of August 20, the city has mandated that everyone wear facial coverings while indoors. For updated information on coronavirus cases, please visit the city of Chicago’s COVID-19 dashboard. Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; the latest data about the delta variant indicates that it may pose a low-to-moderate risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial transmission. The latest CDC guidance is here; find a COVID-19 vaccination site here.Read More