As mentioned previously, Nik & Ivy is opening their new brewery this weekend in Lockport. In addition, Liquid Love is opening their tap room in Buffalo Grove, in the former Prairie Krafts space. And Lincoln Square's Square Roots beer festival goes on, at least virtually.
This week, some of the COVID-based restrictions have had to be tightened. All establishments in Illinois now require a mask when talking to staff of bars and restaurants. Additionally, Will and Kankakee Counties have had to ban indoor seating; patio only. I will try to keep up with changes here in this space. In the meantime, it's still a good idea to call ahead.