Santé! The Best Wine Bars, Classes, and Shops in Chicago
Collected by Kaitlyn Barrett, AFAR Local Expert
Try out these great wine bars, get educated at a class, and buy supplies for home at the city's best wine shops.
1551 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610, USA
I've been to most of Chicago's well-known wine bars, but this one surpasses the rest. In the fashionable Old Town neighborhood just north of downtown, Flight 1551 pours more than 250 wines by the glass and by the flight. Burger flights, hummus...
2601 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647, USA
Located in Logan Square, and featuring one of the more eclectic wine lists I've seen in a while, Telegraph Wine Bar is the perfect place to swing by for a leisurely bite to eat and drink. The antique fixtures and lights provide a bit of a...
161 N Jefferson St, Chicago, IL 60661, USA
Beautiful oval bar, floor to ceiling windows, and a stellar international wine list makes Bin 36 a wonderful wine bar. We each got a wine flight, mine was a crisp collection of Italian whites, a cheese flight and some nibbles. The wine flights...
954 N California Ave, Chicago, IL 60622, USA
Rootstock crafts great drinks and bites with laid-back style and without pretension. Chef Duncan Biddulph pays attention to the details—he focuses on incorporating locally farmed produce whenever possible and produces their wine and beer in...
601 N State St, Chicago, IL 60610, USA
I love the Pops menu. Do I feel refined and expensive today? How about radiant with a rich maturity? I rarely order champagne anywhere else but Pops could turn me into a champagne fanatic. It’s not just the wide variety of champagnes or the...
2900 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60657, USA
Started in Chicago in 2009, and slowly making its way throughout the U.S., Bottle & Bottega is hands down one of the coolest and unique new ideas to arrive in the Windy City. Founded by two enterprising young women who ditched the corporate gig to...
4621 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625, USA
Nestled in Lincoln Square, Fine Wine Brokers will truly cater to your needs. They have one of the more eclectic selections of choice wines anywhere in the city of Chicago. There are tastings on the weekends, and grand gala events every few months...
505 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
When shopping the magnificent mile of Chicago’s Michigan Avenue gets to be too much, take a break and stop in at Eno for a glass of wine. Or three. Eno offers 3 glass flights of wine as well as flights of cheese and chocolate. Try the “Fleur de...
1200 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607, USA
The City Winery offers something you can’t get anywhere else in Chicago: a restaurant, a wine garden, an actual winery and a concert space all in one and all in the downtown area of the West Loop. Visit City Winery to hear live music while...
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