Around the state, many restaurants, bars and concert venues are asking for customers to provide covid vaccine proof for entry.

Do you know what Illinois businesses want NO MORE OF?

Restaurants, bars, nightclubs, hair salons, gyms and more, never want to return to restrictions on how to operate like they've dealt with for over a year and a half.

Covid numbers are rising at a rate that has some business owners concerned that the colder months might cause these numbers to skyrocket.

Survival is the only goal. Whatever it takes to stay open is the mission every day. To prosper is the wish, but staying open with covid cases on the rise again in Illinois, is the only thing that matters now.

 

For the moment, it appears that most of the businesses putting signs on the door that say a covid vaccine is required, are in, around or near, Chicago. The policy shift is spreading quickly around the state.

Similar to what the Lollapalooza Music Festival and hundreds of venues around the country did, businesses with the vaccine requirement want to see your official vaccine card, or you can show a photo of the card on your phone.

For one Chicago bar, Sidetrack, the policy is simple as the GM of the bar told CBS 2 Chicago,

“It’s really that one extra step."

Most places with the policy didn't find this decision an easy one to make, but they feel it's the right one,

“There are people who are anti-vax or anti-requiring proof of vaccination, and for those people, we just have to say the science is with us right now.”

Before you head out, it's probably best to look for their policy on their social media accounts or just call ahead. Some places will still allow you to come inside if you're unvaccinated, but you'll be required to wear a mask.

The following places around and near Chicago are requiring proof of covid vaccination:

In Andersonville, the list includes,

  • Replay Andersonville
  • Elixir Andersonville
  • Atmosphere
  • Chicago Magic Lounge
  • Marty’s Martini Bar
  • Fiya
  • The SoFo Tap

In Boystown,

  • Sidetrack
  • Scarlet
  • Replay Lakeview
  • Progress Bar
  • D.S. Tequila Company
  • Roscoe’s Tavern
  • Lucky Horseshoe Lounge
  • Hydrate
  • Splash
  • The North End: Staff will also accept a negative COVID-19 test from no more than 72 hours prior to entry.
  • Berlin

In Lakeview,

  • Beermiscous
  • mfk
  • Schubas
  • Annoyance Theatre & Bar
  • Elixir Lakeview
  • Bonus Round Game Cafe
  • F. O’Mahony’s
  • The Vic Theatre: Staff will also accept a negative COVID-19 test from no more than 72 hours prior to entry.

In Lincoln Park, the list includes,

  • Golden Dagger
  • Kingston Mines
  • PRYSM
  • Lincoln Hall
  • Liar’s Club: Staff will also accept a negative COVID-19 test from no more than 72 hours prior to entry.
  • Park West: Staff will also accept a negative COVID-19 test from no more than 72 hours prior to entry.
  • Replay Lincoln Park
  • Alinea

In Wrigleyville,

  • Metro
  • GMan Tavern
  • Smartbar
  • Nisei Lounge

The list above is only a partial list, the full and growing list, can be seen here.

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