New Chicago Outdoor Bar Will Stay Open All Winter

Here in Chicagoland, we're used to long, cold, miserable winters. But outdoor drinking might help you stay warm and toasty until the spring!

A soon-to-open outdoor bar and restaurant plans to open mid-September in a parking lot at Chicago and Wells. And the owners of this outdoor space say they'll stay open all winter long to keep Chicagoans dining out and drinking safely as the coronavirus continues to spread through the state. The bar and restaurant will be called "Elsewhere" and they're bringing in canopies, heaters, and even branded blankets. The winter menu will feature specially crafted warm cocktails to keep you cozy from head to toe.