Chicago bars and restaurants are now officially open but there are some restrictions. First, only outdoor service is available, or if there is a room with a retractable roof, or if you're on a patio or deck that is okay, you will be served.
And even outdoors, tables must be six feet apart, and there is a limit of six or less people to be seated at a table. You'll only be able to stay for a maximum of two hours, and you will notice that certain things like salted rims on a glass, bread and butter and garnishes like limes and lemons will not be available in most restaurants.
If you opt to have your drinks delivered or if you choose carry-out, alcohol sales ends at 9 p.m. or if you go to a bar or restaurant, sales end at 11 p.m.
The good news is that there is a sense of "normalcy" returning to Chicago and the city is on pace to open more of the economy beginning July 1. Cheers to that.