As fall arrives in Chicago, the city’s thirsts shifts from the bright flavors of the summer toward the customary dark and stirred drinks of season. With that, it’s time to update Eater Chicago’s Heatmap to reflect sweater weather.
The city continues to battle COVID-19 with masks in place indoors. Outdoor seating offers less risk, but the temperatures aren’t so friendly without a fire pit. Still, there are plenty of bars that are taking safety and fun seriously.
Here, Eater Chicago highlights new bars and classics that have made changes to attract customers. There are eight new additions to the map, from a funky Logan Square bar with pizza pot stickers, a food hall with a beer stall and cocktail bar from one of the city’s most successful bar owners, and the return of two of the city’s most influential bars. Cheers.
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