The City of Chicago is currently in Phase Four: "Gradually Resume." Many City services have adjusted hours or locations and may require health screens prior to entering their physical
spaces. Please call ahead or visit any department's website to get additional details, or visit chicago.gov/covid-19.
Chicago is committed to ensuring that bars and restaurants can operate outdoors safely and successfully during the fall and winter months. Please see below for up-to-date guidance for safe outdoor service.
All outdoor service areas must operate under an Outdoor Patio License, a Sidewalk Café Permit or an Expanded Outdoor Dining Permit:
Temporary outdoor structures, including tents, are allowed on private property or the public way under the following regulations:
Heating Devices are allowed but must meet the following operational regulations:
Follow these additional safety considerations to ensure responsible operations.