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13 Great Bars For Wine in Chicago

Here's where to sip delicious wine around Chicago


It’s wine o’ clock! No matter if you crave a glass of Chardonnay or savor a serving of Cabernet, one thing we know: there’s a wine style for everyone. And what makes discovering your style even easier? The number of wonderful wine bars — and restaurants with well-curated wine lists — all over Chicago.

No matter if you like red, white, rosé, sparkling, sherry, vermouth, dessert wine — or even a great craft beer — these places will help guide you to find something that suits your palate. You can explore a variety of wine regions from Italy and France to South Africa and Argentina and the kind folks at these bars are more than happy to take you on a tour, through your glass that is. You can order wine flights or jump right in with a bottle. No matter what direction you go — or which place you grab a seat — you’ll win because you’ll have a full glass of wine to toast with. So when you get thirsty for wine, hit any one of these spots.

Cherry Circle Room: 12 S. Michigan, Loop

Webster’s Wine Bar: 2601 N. Milwaukee, Logan Square

Rootstock: 954 N. California, Humboldt Park

Ada St.: 1664 N. Ada, Elston Corridor

Ampersand Wine Bar: 4845 N. Damen, Ravenswood

RM Champagne Salon: 116 N. Green, Fulton Market

Vera: 1023 W. Lake, Fulton Market

D.O.C. Wine Bar: 2062 N. Clark, Lincoln Park

Volo: 2008 W. Roscoe, Roscoe Village

Bar Pastoral: 2947 N. Broadway, Lakeview

Enolo Wine Café: 450 N. Clark, River North

Rittergut Wine Bar & Social Club: 10 S. Wacker, Loop

Bin 36: 161 N. Jefferson, West Loop

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