With Covid cases improving in Chicago, Mayor Lightfoot has increased the capacity and extended hours. Now, indoor capacity at restaurants, bars, and events can increase to 50 percent or 50 people within one room or space (whichever is less) and establishments can remain open for on-site liquor service until 1:00 a.m, provided they serve food. With this news, be on the lookout for restaurants updating their hours in the coming months. Here are a few Chicago restaurants that have already extended their hours and are back to offering brunch!
Frasca is a neighborhood Italian influenced restaurant featuring specialty pizzas, hearty pastas, and an extensive selection of wine.
Brunch is now back Saturday and Sunday from 10 am -3 pm offering unlimited aperol spritz, mimosas, and rose sangria for $25. It’s also open Tuesday through Friday 4pm-9pm and Saturday to Sunday 10 am – 9 pm.
If you’re looking for something different than a traditional brunch and want to take advantage of “Sunday Funday,” then head over to Play! They have a new brunch menu with $30 bottomless mimosas. Starting at 11 am every sunday and offered until 4 pm, you can attend the after party with $20 2 hour wristbands until 1o pm.
Bar Siena is just one of the restaurants already taking advantage of the extended hours. They are now open until 1 am Thursday through Saturday, and until 11:30 pm Sunday through Wednesday. And they’ve added something new for service and restaurant industry workers! Every Monday is industry night for service + restaurant industry workers. If you bring proof of employment you will enjoy half-off your bill. And as always brunch is back on Sundays!
Tavern on Rush is a classic if you’re planning on spending a night downtown. It’s an upscale, contemporary steakhouse on famous Rush Street in Chicago.With an extensive menu of Classic American dishes, there is something for everyone. And good news! With the extension of dining hours and liquor availability, Tavern on Rush has extended their hours to 12 am Monday through Sunday.
Located in the River North neighborhood, Siena Tavern is a must if you’re looking for modern Italian cuisine. The 10,000 square foot space’s décor reflects a hybrid of a rustic Italian market, a fine dining restaurant, and a modern, industrial tavern, bridging old world comfort and hospitality with a contemporary menu and design. Now with the lightened restrictions, they are reopening brunch on Sundays.
With extended hours just being set into effect, more and more restaurants and bars will be adjusting their hours. Stay updated on what’s to come and enjoy just a little bit more freedom!
Chicago Restaurants Brunch Featured Image Credit: Bar Siena on Facebook