From surprise snow flurries to sudden downpours, Chicago's weather isn’t always suitable for al fresco dining and drinking. Chicagoans are crafty and know that there are ways to escape Mother Nature. Retractable roof coverings and sliding walls — which before 2020 were nice-to-have accouterment — are now vital assets for restaurants as the COVID-19 pandemic continues and more variants emerge.
Check out these establishments that shelter outdoor patrons from the elements.
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; it may pose a risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial COVID transmission. The latest CDC guidance is here; find a COVID-19 vaccination site here.Read More