One thing’s for certain: Chicago can never have too many wine bars. For almost 30 years, they’ve been one of the city’s top destinations for first dates, special occasions, civilized girls’ night out festivities, and more. Plus, if you’re rolling solo, you’ll be hard pressed to stay that way for long.
Wine bars tend to be the type of venues where you can make friends fast — even if it’s with the people who work there. Everyone’s enthusiastic to chat about their favorite wines — and adventures with vino – and if you’re super lucky, someone’s guaranteed to share a bottle.
Our favorites? The boutique-ish, neighborhood spots where you’re certain to discover something you’ve never tried before. We’ve rounded up quite a few you should add to your list.
As of August 20, the city has mandated that everyone wear facial coverings while indoors. For updated information on coronavirus cases, please visit the city of Chicago’s COVID-19 dashboard. Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; the latest data about the delta variant indicates that it may pose a low-to-moderate risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial transmission. The latest CDC guidance is here; find a COVID-19 vaccination site here.Read More