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A running list of restaurants and bars that have adopted pandemic new safety policies in light of the highly transmissible delta variant

Chicago has not instituted a new mask mandate (the city is recommending that everyone mask up indoors, regardless of vaccination status). However, a notable rise in COVID-19 cases related to the highly transmissible delta variant has prompted a growing group of bar and restaurant operators to implement their own vaccine requirements for patrons.

City officials are recommending masks or facial covering for everyone passing through indoor public places. It remains to be seen if they will follow New York City’s lead and require all diners to show proof of vaccination to eat indoors. Many restaurants and bar owners are contemplating a move, but waiting to see data and how their peers react.

Know of a Chicago restaurant, bar, or venue implementing vaccine mandate or requiring negative COVID-19 test? Send the details to

August 5


Meeting House Tavern

Replay Andersonville



Metropolitan Brewing




Replay Lakeview

Progress Bar

D.S. Tequila Company

Roscoe’s Tavern

Elston Industrial Corridor

The Hideout




Lincoln Park

Golden Dagger

Kingston Mines

Lincoln Square

Baker Miller

Logan Square

Cole’s Bar

Hopewell Brewing

Logan Arcade



Thalia Hall

Roscoe Village

Four Moon (customers sitting at the bar)

Ukrainian Village

Empty Bottle

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Le Nocturne

West Loop

City Winery

West Town

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