City of Chicago - Incidental Liquor Licensed Restaurants Permitted to Sell Alcohol for Carry Out, Pick Up, and Delivery
The city's guidance confirms that restaurants with a Consumption on Premises-Incidental Activity liquor license can sell and deliver alcohol in Chicago, under the following conditions:
- 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 ILCC for additional information.
The IRA appreciates the City of Chicago's collaborative work to provide clear guidance on these important operational questions for local restaurants.