Chicago's airports offer 24-hour alcohol service...does yours?
If you like to relax in Chicago late at night by getting sloshed at O'Hare airport, you'll like this news:
Chicago's city council has unanimously approved 24-hour liquor sales in Chicago's two international airports, O'Hare and Midway. Previously, their airports' alcohol sales were banned between 2 a.m. and 7 a.m. (Monday to Saturday) and banned between 3 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Sundays.
According to the Chicagoist, "all 32 restaurants at O'Hare and 11 at Midway with liquor licenses now have the OK to stay open 24/7 to keep you drunk before you hit the sky because, hey, what could go wrong?"
And every bar in O'Hare airport has a Bavarian theme
Chicago is such a party town, you can even order beer, wine, and mixed alcoholic drinks from airport pushcarts. Gregg Cunningham, Coordinator of Special Projects at the Chicago Department of Aviation, emailed me to confirm that "there are two (2) pushcarts in operation at O’Hare International Terminal 5 by Parades bar and one pushcart at Midway in Concourse A."