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Top 9 Wine Bars to Visit in Chicago

Chicago is well known for its exciting theatrical entertainment, unique flavors, and breathtaking views, so it’s one of my favorite places.

On my last journey there, I knew I wanted to make the trip special, and what better way to celebrate this iconic city than with a glass of wine

It turns out there are plenty of fabulous wine bars scattered throughout the windy city, so I had no trouble finding some of the best wine I’ve ever tasted, plus some great food to pair it with.

Check out my list of the best wine bars in Chicago below!

Joe’s Imports

813 W Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60607
Phone: (312) 736-1750
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During those breezy evenings in Chicago, few places are as fun and enticing as the Fulton Market.

This bustling street offers some of the best shopping and dining in Chicago, and one of my favorite places to stop for a glass of wine is Joe’s Imports. 

Whether you prefer to sip a signature cocktail on the patio or enjoy a glass of Bordeaux in the stylish, low-key atmosphere indoors, this place is a must-see.

Webster’s Wine Bar Chicago

2601 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
Phone: (773) 292-9463
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Webster’s Wine Bar Chicago has been a staple in the Chicago community since 1994.

It’s a local favorite and an ideal spot to stop for a rosé or cider after catching a show at The Logan Theater. 

Don’t forget to pair your favorite drink with a charcuterie board or plate of oysters for the perfect night out.

Pop’s for Champagne

601 N State St, Chicago, IL 60610
Phone: (312) 266-7677
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If you are celebrating a special occasion in Chicago for the first time, what better wine to toast with than champagne

At Pop’s for Champagne, you can choose from a wide selection of this iconic beverage and some excellent snacks and bites. Stop by after spending a pleasant afternoon exploring the New Eastside. 

Rootstock Wine & Beer Bar

954 N California Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
Phone: (773) 292-1616
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Who says you have to choose between beer and wine? At the Rootstock Wine & Beer Bar, you can sample everything from refreshing wine spritzers to craft beers and signature cocktails. 

Plus, you can feel great about supporting local farming when you stop by for a drink, conveniently located just southeast of the gorgeous Humboldt (Anthony Von) Park.

Good Funk

180 N Upper Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: (312) 929-3185
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For a truly novel experience, it’s best to go with bars that support small vineyards. At Good Funk, this is exactly what you will get. 

This bar is dedicated to giving customers an authentic taste of all-natural wines. Not to mention these incredible drinks are served in a quirky, rustic atmosphere with a modern touch. 

The Press Room

1134 W Washington Blvd, Chicago, IL 60607
Phone: (312) 450-3301
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Chicago is well known for its theatrical atmosphere, and when I’m feeling particularly dramatic, I love visiting the pressroom. 

This low-lit, underground escape is the perfect place to sip a glass of Pinot Noir and enjoy a high-quality meal.

This is undoubtedly one of the most popular spots in the Fulton Market.

J9 Wine Bar

1961 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614
Phone: (312) 982-2488
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At the J9 Wine Bar, you can expect some of the best reds, whites, and rosés worldwide.

I love sitting down with a friend and enjoying the stylish, cozy atmosphere with my favorite cocktail and a charcuterie board.

Lush Food & Drink – West Town

1412 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60642
Phone: (312) 666-6900
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Lush Food & Drink fits right in as a wine bar that offers more than just fantastic beverages.

It is also an opportunity to get to know the ins and outs of the world of wine for even the most novice enthusiast. 

Not in West Town? No problem. This innovative wine bar has a few different locations to explore across Illinois.

All Together Now

2119 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
Phone: (773) 661-1599
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Wine bars are often regarded as the high-class, formal alternative to your typical pub.

But All Together Now is a totally creative space with an artistic touch and a colorful menu to match.

This location is one of the best in West Town.

Each wine bar was so unique, and I had a great time getting to know the people that built these fantastic establishments that it was impossible to choose a favorite.

But I can’t wait to get back to catch a show and perhaps a nightcap at one of these gems. 

Do you have any other favorite wine bars in Chicago? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Please drink responsibly, be fully accountable with your alcohol consumption, and show others respect.

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