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13 of Chicago’s Most Epic Champagne Deals

Where to drink discounted Dom and Cristal

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Champagne cheers at Margeaux Brasserie.
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Champagne has become a beverage synonymous with specials occasions, so it’s no surprise that the French wine flows during the holidays. Not to be confused with other sparkling wines from around the world — like Italian Prosecco or Spanish Cava — Champagnes from their namesake region in eastern France carry a unique terroir, beloved for their creamy body and notes of toasted brioche.

Typically, these coveted wines cost a pretty penny, but in the name of generosity and the holiday season, a number of Chicago-area restaurants and bars are knocking back prices, even on major labels like Dom and Cristal. Below, where to sip the good stuff at prices that won’t break the bank.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Good Fortune

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2528 N California Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 666-5238
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Logan Square’s newish, intimate dining den Good Fortune has one bubbles deal going on. Drop in any time for Serge Faust Carte d’Or Brut NV for $15 a glass or $60 per bottle.

2. Mon Ami Gabi

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2300 N Lincoln Park W
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 348-8886
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From November 25 through the end of December, Lincoln Park French haunt Mon Ami Gabi will discount Moet Chandon Grand Vintage 2012. The restaurant typically sells the bottle for $180, but for the holidays it drops the price to $120 or $30 per glass.

A restaurant bar decorated with tiles that form a woman’s face.
Inside Mon Ami Gabi
Christina Slaton

3. Walton Street Kitchen + Bar

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912 N State St
Chicago, IL 60610
(773) 570-3525
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On Sunday nights from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the Gold Coast, Walton Street Kitchen + Bar is offering 20 percent off any bottle of Champagne for those who order a plate of fried chicken. Pick from bottles including Andre Clouet Silver Blanc de Noirs for $72 (previously $90), and Bruno Paillard Rosé Premiere Cuvée for $139 (previously $174). Then, on Wednesdays, the restaurant knocks 50 percent off all bottles of wine (bubbles included!) from 4:30 to 10 p.m.

A square-shaped restaurant bar.
Inside Walton Street Kitchen + Bar
Eric Kleinberg

4. Margeaux Brasserie

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11 E Walton St
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 625-1324
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Through the month of December, chef Micheal Mina’s brasserie in the Waldorf Astoria will sell a bevy of bubbly bottles via a roving Champagne cart. Pick from Taittinger Brut La Francaise NV for $25 a glass, Louis Barthelemy Brut Saphir 2008 vintage for $30 a glass, or Charles Heidsieck Reserve Rosé for $30 a glass. 

5. Beatnik

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1604 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
(312) 929-4945
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Drop by for a solid bubbles deal on weekends at colorful new American eatery Beatnik in West Town. Think Dom Perignon 2008 for $200 a bottle.

A colorful and lush restaurant dining room.
Inside Beatnik
Ethan Jollie

6. Pops for Champagne

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601 N State St
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 266-7677
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Chicago’s original bubbles bar is, of course, offering a sweet little Champagne deal. Through the end of the year, pop in for 2004 Louis Roederer Cristal for $48 a glass (note: 2004 vintage will not be listed by the bottle), or Egly-Ouriet Brut Grand Cru for $26 per three-ounce tasting or $38 for a five-ounce glass.

A central bar flanked by hightop tables.
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7. Broken Shaker at Freehand Chicago

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19 E Ohio St
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 940-3699
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This month, Miami export Broken Shaker at the Freehand hotel is pouring G. H. Mumm Grand Cordon Champagne for $15 per glass (regularly $20), and offering bottles for $60 (regularly $90).

A dimly-lit bar with stools.
Inside Broken Shaker
Adrian Gaut

8. RPM Steak

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66 W Kinzie St
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 284-4990
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RPM Steak and RPM Italian are getting into the Dom deals action with three different pours by the glass. Dom Perignon 2006 is $40 per glass, and Dom Perignon P2 2000 and Dom Perignon Rose 2005 are both $100 per glass. Meanwhile, Charles Heidsieck NV will run $29 by the glass, poured from a magnum.

A view of RPM Steak’s central bar.
Inside RPM Steak
Marc Much/Eater Chicago

9. Travelle at The Langham

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330 N Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 923-7705
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The Langham hotel’s contemporary American haunt Travelle offers a slew of Billecart-Salmon-focused Champagne deals. The maison’s Extra-Brut NV runs $29 a glass or $145 a bottle, meanwhile the 2008 Extra-Brut runs $45 a glass or $225 a bottle.

10. ROOF on theWit

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201 N State St 27th Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 239-9502
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The Loop’s ROOF on theWit, 27 floors up in theWit Hotel, is extending a $50 Champagne flight special that includes two-ounce pours of Moët Rosé Split, G.H. Mumm Brut, and G.H. Mumm Rosé. Stop in on Sundays from 4 p.m. to midnight score the deal.

A bottle of Mumm Champagne on a table beside two flutes.
Champagne at ROOF on theWit
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11. BLVD

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817 W Lake St
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 526-3116
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New American number BLVD in Fulton Market has a pretty sweet Champagne deal. Drop in any time for 2005 Charles Heidsieck Brut Champagne for $35 a glass, or $140 a bottle.

A dark restaurant dining room with many booths.
Inside BLVD
Anthony Tahlier

12. Elske

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1350 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 733-1314
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Nordic-inspired Elske in the West Loop is offering two noteworthy Champagne deals. Etienne Calsac NV runs $89 a bottle, while Aubry Premier Cru Brut NV costs $20 per glass or $80 per bottle.

13. Vistro

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112 S Washington St
Hinsdale, IL 60521
(630) 537-1459
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Every Monday beginning at 4 p.m. chef Paul Virant’s neighborhood bistro in suburban Hinsdale is discounting select bottles of wine by 50 percent. That list currently includes Jean Vesselle Brut Reserve, which typically sells for $100 regularly, but on Mondays is just $50 bottle.

1. Good Fortune

2528 N California Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

Logan Square’s newish, intimate dining den Good Fortune has one bubbles deal going on. Drop in any time for Serge Faust Carte d’Or Brut NV for $15 a glass or $60 per bottle.

2528 N California Ave
Chicago, IL 60647

2. Mon Ami Gabi

2300 N Lincoln Park W, Chicago, IL 60614
A restaurant bar decorated with tiles that form a woman’s face.
Inside Mon Ami Gabi
Christina Slaton

From November 25 through the end of December, Lincoln Park French haunt Mon Ami Gabi will discount Moet Chandon Grand Vintage 2012. The restaurant typically sells the bottle for $180, but for the holidays it drops the price to $120 or $30 per glass.

2300 N Lincoln Park W
Chicago, IL 60614

3. Walton Street Kitchen + Bar

912 N State St, Chicago, IL 60610
A square-shaped restaurant bar.
Inside Walton Street Kitchen + Bar
Eric Kleinberg

On Sunday nights from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the Gold Coast, Walton Street Kitchen + Bar is offering 20 percent off any bottle of Champagne for those who order a plate of fried chicken. Pick from bottles including Andre Clouet Silver Blanc de Noirs for $72 (previously $90), and Bruno Paillard Rosé Premiere Cuvée for $139 (previously $174). Then, on Wednesdays, the restaurant knocks 50 percent off all bottles of wine (bubbles included!) from 4:30 to 10 p.m.

912 N State St
Chicago, IL 60610

4. Margeaux Brasserie

11 E Walton St, Chicago, IL 60611

Through the month of December, chef Micheal Mina’s brasserie in the Waldorf Astoria will sell a bevy of bubbly bottles via a roving Champagne cart. Pick from Taittinger Brut La Francaise NV for $25 a glass, Louis Barthelemy Brut Saphir 2008 vintage for $30 a glass, or Charles Heidsieck Reserve Rosé for $30 a glass. 

11 E Walton St
Chicago, IL 60611

5. Beatnik

1604 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
A colorful and lush restaurant dining room.
Inside Beatnik
Ethan Jollie

Drop by for a solid bubbles deal on weekends at colorful new American eatery Beatnik in West Town. Think Dom Perignon 2008 for $200 a bottle.

1604 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60622

6. Pops for Champagne

601 N State St, Chicago, IL 60610
A central bar flanked by hightop tables.
Inside Pops for Champagne
Pops for Champagne [Official Photo]

Chicago’s original bubbles bar is, of course, offering a sweet little Champagne deal. Through the end of the year, pop in for 2004 Louis Roederer Cristal for $48 a glass (note: 2004 vintage will not be listed by the bottle), or Egly-Ouriet Brut Grand Cru for $26 per three-ounce tasting or $38 for a five-ounce glass.

601 N State St
Chicago, IL 60610

7. Broken Shaker at Freehand Chicago

19 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60611
A dimly-lit bar with stools.
Inside Broken Shaker
Adrian Gaut

This month, Miami export Broken Shaker at the Freehand hotel is pouring G. H. Mumm Grand Cordon Champagne for $15 per glass (regularly $20), and offering bottles for $60 (regularly $90).

19 E Ohio St
Chicago, IL 60611

8. RPM Steak

66 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60654
A view of RPM Steak’s central bar.
Inside RPM Steak
Marc Much/Eater Chicago

RPM Steak and RPM Italian are getting into the Dom deals action with three different pours by the glass. Dom Perignon 2006 is $40 per glass, and Dom Perignon P2 2000 and Dom Perignon Rose 2005 are both $100 per glass. Meanwhile, Charles Heidsieck NV will run $29 by the glass, poured from a magnum.

66 W Kinzie St
Chicago, IL 60654

9. Travelle at The Langham

330 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

The Langham hotel’s contemporary American haunt Travelle offers a slew of Billecart-Salmon-focused Champagne deals. The maison’s Extra-Brut NV runs $29 a glass or $145 a bottle, meanwhile the 2008 Extra-Brut runs $45 a glass or $225 a bottle.

330 N Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60611

10. ROOF on theWit

201 N State St 27th Floor, Chicago, IL 60601
A bottle of Mumm Champagne on a table beside two flutes.
Champagne at ROOF on theWit
ROOF on theWit [Official Photo]

The Loop’s ROOF on theWit, 27 floors up in theWit Hotel, is extending a $50 Champagne flight special that includes two-ounce pours of Moët Rosé Split, G.H. Mumm Brut, and G.H. Mumm Rosé. Stop in on Sundays from 4 p.m. to midnight score the deal.

201 N State St 27th Floor
Chicago, IL 60601

11. BLVD

817 W Lake St, Chicago, IL 60607
A dark restaurant dining room with many booths.
Inside BLVD
Anthony Tahlier

New American number BLVD in Fulton Market has a pretty sweet Champagne deal. Drop in any time for 2005 Charles Heidsieck Brut Champagne for $35 a glass, or $140 a bottle.

817 W Lake St
Chicago, IL 60607

12. Elske

1350 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607

Nordic-inspired Elske in the West Loop is offering two noteworthy Champagne deals. Etienne Calsac NV runs $89 a bottle, while Aubry Premier Cru Brut NV costs $20 per glass or $80 per bottle.

1350 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60607

13. Vistro

112 S Washington St, Hinsdale, IL 60521

Every Monday beginning at 4 p.m. chef Paul Virant’s neighborhood bistro in suburban Hinsdale is discounting select bottles of wine by 50 percent. That list currently includes Jean Vesselle Brut Reserve, which typically sells for $100 regularly, but on Mondays is just $50 bottle.

112 S Washington St
Hinsdale, IL 60521

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