Five restaurants coming to the downtown Water Street District in Naperville later this year or early next are all set to seek permission to serve drinks early into the morning.
The city council on Tuesday approved an increase in the number of late-night liquor permits allowed in the downtown to 24 from the previous cap of 19.
The permits allow alcohol sales until 1 a.m. on weeknights and 2 a.m. on weekends, when a typical restaurant liquor license without the late-night permit expires at 11 p.m. The city caps the permits in the downtown and in the rest of the city to ensure council review of new establishments wanting to sell drinks to the night life crowd.
New Water Street restaurants cleared to seek the permits include SixtyFour -- A Wine Bar; Quiubo, which offers Mexican fine dining; Santo Cielo, a farm-to-table restaurant with a rotating menu; Blue Sushi Sake Grill, an upscale Japanese restaurant; and State & Main, a British-style pub popular in Canada.