Here is Chicago’s FAQ on food and liquor licensees’ ability to deliver and sell to-go during the state imposed ban of on-premise consumption.

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:

• 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.

•All private events taking place at bars or restaurants are required to be postponed or cancelled as a result of the statewide mandate.

Ashley Brandt

Hi there! I’m happy you’re here. My name is Ashley Brandt and I’m an attorney in Chicago representing clients in the Food and Beverage, Advertising, Media, and Real Estate industries. A while back I kept getting calls and questions from industry professionals and attorneys looking for advice and information on a fun and unique area of law that I’m lucky enough to practice in. These calls represented a serious lack of, and need for, some answers, news, and information on the legal aspects of marketing and media. I've got this deep seeded belief that information should be readily available and that the greatest benefit from the information age is open access to knowledge... so ... this blog seemed like the best way to accomplish that. I enjoy being an attorney and it’s given me some amazing opportunities, wonderful experiences, and an appreciation and love for this work. I live in Chicago and work at an exceptional law firm, Goldstein & McClintock, with some truly brilliant people. Feel free to contact me at any time with any issues, comments, concerns… frankly, after reading this far, I hope you take the time to at least let me know what you think about the blog and how I can make it a better resource.

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