Wednesday Update: The coldest weather anybody's memory is now a reality. I have seen a lot of Facebook postings from bars, restaurants and liquor stores noting that they are closing today and/or Wednesday and/or Thursday. I had though most brewers would stay open, but they will mostly have not opened their tap room; for your protection and the protection of their personnel. Nearly all my listings has a link in the name of the bar or brewer that will take you to their web page, or we have a phone number for most of them. So if you really want to go out for a beer, you can check ahead. And as a reminder, the globe icon on each listing will show you the place in a Google Map.
I have added, as I find them, a few listings for places simply assuring us they are open during the deep freeze.
Thursday Update: Porch Drinking reports that Middle Brow Beer Co.'s Bungalow brewpub has opened for business today. Yes, on a day with temps well below zero. They now have beer and food at 2840 W. Armitage Ave., between Humboldt and California, in Chicago.