Chicagoans relish a great restaurant or bar with a fireplace. They’ll even relish a mediocre restaurant or bar with a fireplace. Because when a place has an open fire source, the night can turn magical. Not only are fireplaces fun to watch — those dancing flames provide a distraction from the frozen tundra outside — they also quickly melt away that numbness in the fingers and toes. Wipe the fog from those frost-bitten glasses and scope out the following Chicago spots with fireplaces and fire pits. Just please remember to observe good winter etiquette by not holding doors wide open and letting all that cold air into the dining room and bar area.
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. Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; it may pose a risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial COVID transmission.Read More