In addition to the state guidance and ban that Illinois liquor licensees can to read about in our previous posts, Chicago’s Department Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (they’re the friendly folks that issued you your liquor license) has put out an FAQ regarding the rights of Chicago’s restaurants and taverns during the shutdown. You can read the whole FAQ here.
Some important info you’ll find in Chicago’s FAQ:
CAN RESTAURANTS AND BARS SELL AND DELIVER ALCOHOL IN CHICAGO?
• Consumption on premises-incidental activity and tavern liquor licensees in the City of Chicago can sell and deliver incidental packaged goods liquor. By definition they have local approval.
• Liquor sales and delivery must occur during liquor sale hours as defined in the Municipal Code 4-60-130
•Licensees must verify proof of age
•No cash on delivery; the transaction must take place at the retail licensee
•Only sealed packaged goods in their original container (no to- go cups) can be sold or delivered
•Additional restrictions on delivery may apply to those who are licensed by the State as brew pubs, distilling pubs and manufacturers. These businesses should contact the State Liquor Commission or visit their website for additional information. https://www2.illinois.gov/ilcc/Pages/Home.aspx
CAN BARS AND RESTAURANTS CONTINUE WITH PRIVATE EVENTS?
•All private events taking place at bars or restaurants are required to be postponed or cancelled as a result of the statewide mandate.