Sidewalk Cafe and Expansion Permits

The sidewalk café reform ordinance announced June 17, 2020 includes the following provisions:

  • 75% permit fee reduction
    Ability to extend sidewalk cafés in front of a neighboring property
    Expedited permit issuance process

Click here for more information.  BACP has issued an updated FAQ on the process for an extended sidewalk café permit.

  • Click here for the City of Chicago’s Expanded Outdoor Dining and Sidewalk Cafe Permits
  • Click here for the City of Chicago’s Outdoor Dining and Drinking FAQ for Phase 3
  • Click here for a review of applying for a sidewalk cafe permit from BACP
  • Click here for full outdoor dining guidelines for Phase 3
  • Click here for more information about the Dine Out on Broadway program
  • Click here for a comprehensive list of Wrigleyville restaurants open for patio and outdoor dining

For assistance with Expanded Outdoor Dining permits, please email us to schedule an appointment at

**Restaurants, breweries, and bars can begin opening for limited indoor service starting Friday, June 26th. Please click here to learn more.**