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!
813 W Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60607
Phone: (312) 736-1750
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
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
If you are celebrating a special occasion in Chicago for the first time, what better wine to toast with than champagne?
Rootstock Wine & Beer Bar
954 N California Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
Phone: (773) 292-1616
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.
180 N Upper Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: (312) 929-3185
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
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
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
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
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.