Where to celebrate dry January 2022 in Chicago


Eli Tea Bar in Andersonville offers unique tea drinks.
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Kim Kovacik / Eater Chicago

January is a popular time for people to start researching their own data and embarking on fad diets (even those suggested by popular beer brands) with the goal of being healthier Рwhatever that really means Рover the coming year. Cutting down on alcohol consumption is almost a clich̩ resolution, which led to Dry January (Drynuary), the practice of abstaining from alcohol until January. Billy Sunday (the former White Sox player involved in the temperance movement, not the Logan Square cocktail bar that bears his name) would be so proud.

No matter the month, even in these uncertain times during the pandemic, Chicago has plenty of options for those not interested in alcohol – a group that includes more than the straight edge kids who once hung out outside. the old darned Dunkin ‘Donuts on Clark and Belmont. The same ones who celebrated the entire Chicago Victory Records catalog.

Find some quality selections below – many with take out – for Dry January.

Since January 3, the city has demanded that people aged 5 and older be fully vaccinated and masked in public places indoors without actively eating or drinking. For up-to-date information on coronavirus cases, please visit the City of Chicago COVID-19 Dashboard. Health experts regard restaurant meals as a high risk activity for the unvaccinated; it may present a risk to vaccinees, especially in areas with significant COVID transmission. The latest directive from the CDC is here; find a COVID-19 vaccination site here.

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To note: The restaurants on this map are listed geographically.



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