Chicago Bars & Restaurants That Are Closed Right Now Due To Covid-19 guide image


Chicago Bars & Restaurants That Are Closed Right Now Due To Covid-19

Some are reporting staff exposures, while others are simply taking precautions.

The recent rise in Covid cases has caused some Chicago restaurants and bars to temporarily shut down.

We’ve rounded up those places below, in order to keep you informed on the state of your city and to encourage you to support these restaurants when they can reopen (some of them are selling gift cards in the meantime). We’ll continue to update our list as more information becomes available.

Chicago Restaurants & Bars That Have Confirmed Closures on Wednesday, December 22nd, 2021

  • Galit - Lincoln Park (closed through the 27th)

  • Dear Margaret - Lakeview (plans to reopen on the 29th)

  • Gretel - Logan Square (closed through the 28th)

  • Nico Osteria - Gold Coast (reopening on the 27th)

  • Momotaro - West Loop (closed through the weekend)

  • El Che Bar - West Loop (hopes to reopen on the 28th)

  • Trivoli Tavern - West Loop (closed through the holidays)

  • Pops For Champagne - River North (closed until the New Year)

  • Giant - Logan Square (closed until the 28th)

  • Gilt Bar - River North (closed for indoor dining until next week, still accepting carryout and delivery)

  • My Buddy’s - Uptown (closed this week)

  • Mi Tocaya - Logan Square (closed until the 28th)

  • Cherry Circle Room - The Loop (closed until the 29th)

  • Table Donkey & Stick - Logan Square (closing for dine-in until after Christmas, still offering carryout and delivery)

  • Dorian’s - Wicker Park (closed until the 29th)

  • Chef’s Special - Logan Square (closed until the 27th)

  • Eris Brewery - Old Irving Park (closing for the week)

  • Monteverde - West Loop (closing until the 28th)

  • Big Kids - Logan Square (confirmed closed through holiday)

  • Lao Peng You - West Town (opening after December 30th)

  • Reno - Logan Square (takeout and delivery, closing for Christmas)

  • Pub Royale - Wicker Park (they will be closed from December 22 to the 26th)

  • Elske - West Loop (closed for the holidays/Covid, hope to reopen on the 29th)

  • Lula - Logan Square (closed through 12/26)

  • Little Goat Diner - West Loop (closed through 12/25)

  • Girl & The Goat - West Loop (reopening on the 26th)

  • Kumiko- West Loop (closed until after Christmas)

  • Lardon - Logan Square (to reopen Monday, 12/27, but holiday boards are still available for pick up on Thursday, Dec. 23 and Friday, Dec. 24th)

  • Pauli Gee’s - Logan Square (pick up and delivery through Thursday, closed after Thursday and to reopen Jan 2nd)

  • Superkhana - Logan Square (plan to reopen on Wednesday 12/29)

  • Smyth - West Loop (closed through the holiday weekend)

  • Pizza Chicken Ice Cream - Bridgeport (closing for staff testing)

  • The Loyalist - West Loop (closed through the holiday weekend)

  • Oriole - West Loop (closed until Tuesday, December 28th)

  • Wazwan - Wicker Park (closed through the 26th)

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