Expanded Outdoor Dining - Locations on the Public Way

The Expanded Outdoor Dining Permit allows restaurants and bars to expand their operations during the COVID-19 reopening into the public way or private property. Chambers of Commerce, SSAs, Business Associations or three or more establishments can apply to close a street for outdoor dining. Individual restaurants or bars can apply individually to operate on private property (i.e. parking lots), and liquor-only establishments can apply to operate on the sidewalk immediately in front of their establishment.  
 
During the weekend of September 18-20, the following locations will use the Expanded Outdoor Dining Permit to expand onto the public way (note- most locations operate on the weekend only):
  • Andersonville: W Balmoral St both sides of N Clark St
  • Chatham: E 75th Ave from S Calumet Ave to S Indiana Ave 
  • Chinatown: S Archer Ave from S Wentworth Ave to S Princeton Ave 
  • East Rogers Park: 1500 to 1524 W Jarvis Ave
  • Edison Park: N Oliphant Ave from Northwest Highway to the first alley
  • Fulton Market: W Fulton St from N Morgan St to N Carpenter St
  • Lakeview: N Southport Ave from W Waveland St to W Grace St
  • Lakeview: N Broadway from W Diversey Pkwy to W Belmont Ave
  • Lincoln Park: N Lincoln Ave from W Fullerton Ave to W Wrightwood Ave
  • Lincoln Park: W Shubert St from N Halsted St to the alley east of N Halsted St
  • Little Italy: S Laflin St from the alley north of W Taylor St to the alley south of W Taylor St
  • Lower West Side: S Oakley Blvd from W 24th St to W 24 Pl
  • River North: N Wells St from W Huron St to W Superior St
  • River North: N Clark St from W Grand Ave to W Kinzie St
  • Roscoe Village: W Roscoe St from N Seeley Ave to Damen Ave
  • Rush & Division: N Rush St from E Oak St to E Cedar St, E Bellevue Pl from N State St to the first alley east of N Rush St and W Division St from N Dearborn St to N State St
  • West Lakeview: W Cornelia Ave from N Southport Ave east to the alley and N Paulina St from N Southport Ave  south to the alley.
  • West Loop: W Randolph St service lanes from Expressway to N Elizabeth St

Learn more about the permit, including how to apply, here.

Questions about this permit can be submitted to chidining@cityofchicago.org.

Learn more about Chicago’s guidelines for restaurants and bars operating during phase four here.  

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