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Why Wait for Target? Here Are 16 Spots to Drink Alcohol & Shop

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Sure, by now news has spread that a planned Target, inside the former Fox & Obel space in Streeterville, has applied for a liquor license. That likely means the store will serve booze for a drinky break for shoppers.

While Target has remained mum— they haven't returned emails or calls — to confirm if this will be their first store that serves liquor, it's not exactly a new concept for Chicagoans. There are plenty of other shops that allow for this novelty, so no one needs to wait for Target. Here's a list of stores that allow customers to drink at the same place they shop. This list doesn't include slashies (small liquor store/bar hybrids). No disrespect intended.

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Binny's Beverage Depot (Lincoln Park)

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The Lincoln Park tasting room at Binny's could be easily ignore. Customers have to walk through the entire store before reaching the pretty, spacious room with large windows. And with Binny's curating the selections, chances are customers will be sipping on something fancy. [Photo: Binny's]

Binny's Beverage Depot (South Loop)

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Binny's South Loop spot also has a tasting room which is great for the company's event's, but even greater for those who want a break from shopping. [Photo: Binny's]

Chicago French Market

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The French Market is one of Chicago's hidden gems, and with Friekoten and Pastoral serving up beer and wine, no one is leaving unhappy. [Photo: Facebook]

Eataly gives boozehounds a couple options. There's the beer-focused Bierra in the corner. Then there's an assortment of wines at the Vino Libero counter. [Photo: Marc Much]

Gene’s Sausage Shop

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Gene's rooftop is magical, serving domestic and German-style beers and wine. [Photo: Gene's Sausage Shop]

Macy's State Street

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The Walnut Room isn't just for the holidays. This oldest of old-school bars mixes cocktails with homemade bitters without the wait. [Photo: Megan Wenzl]

Mariano's Fresh Market (Bucktown)

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Mariano's Bucktown offers patron a wine bar to wind down. [Photo: Mariano's]

Mariano's Fresh Market (Ravenswood)

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Mariano's has become a force in Chicago over the last few years, and the chain's wine bars help give the piano player and audience. [Photo: Yelp]

Mariano's Fresh Market (West Loop)

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Mariano's has become a force in Chicago over the last few years, and the chain's wine bars help give the piano player and audience. [Photo: Yelp]

Plum Market

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This Michigan import has a small wine bar with a few select beers on tap. It's ideal for people watching along Wells Street. [Photo: Ashok Selvam]

Whole Foods Market (DePaul)

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This is an upgrade on the former Dominick's, giving DePaul kids a place to escape cheap college beer. [Photo: Facebook]

Whole Foods Market (Edgewater)

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Edgewater waited patiently, and their new Whole Foods delivers with an assortment of boozy options. [Photo: Facebook]

Whole Foods Market (Lincoln Park)

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Three bars await patrons at Whole Foods Lincoln Park flagship: The first-floor bar that greets folks near the main entrance; the wine bar; and the new second-floor bar. [Photo: Facebook]

Whole Foods Market (South Loop)

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The South Loop Whole Foods even has a fancy, unique name for their bar: The Engine Room. [Photo: Whole Foods]

Whole Foods Market (Streeterville)

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Sorry Target, Whole Foods beat you to Streeterville. [Photo: Whole Foods]

Whole Foods Market (West Loop)

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A rotating beer and wine list is what folks at the Whole Foods West Loop location can expect. [Photo: Facebook]

Binny's Beverage Depot (Lincoln Park)

The Lincoln Park tasting room at Binny's could be easily ignore. Customers have to walk through the entire store before reaching the pretty, spacious room with large windows. And with Binny's curating the selections, chances are customers will be sipping on something fancy. [Photo: Binny's]

Binny's Beverage Depot (South Loop)

Binny's South Loop spot also has a tasting room which is great for the company's event's, but even greater for those who want a break from shopping. [Photo: Binny's]

Chicago French Market

The French Market is one of Chicago's hidden gems, and with Friekoten and Pastoral serving up beer and wine, no one is leaving unhappy. [Photo: Facebook]

Eataly

Eataly gives boozehounds a couple options. There's the beer-focused Bierra in the corner. Then there's an assortment of wines at the Vino Libero counter. [Photo: Marc Much]

Gene’s Sausage Shop

Gene's rooftop is magical, serving domestic and German-style beers and wine. [Photo: Gene's Sausage Shop]

Macy's State Street

The Walnut Room isn't just for the holidays. This oldest of old-school bars mixes cocktails with homemade bitters without the wait. [Photo: Megan Wenzl]

Mariano's Fresh Market (Bucktown)

Mariano's Bucktown offers patron a wine bar to wind down. [Photo: Mariano's]

Mariano's Fresh Market (Ravenswood)

Mariano's has become a force in Chicago over the last few years, and the chain's wine bars help give the piano player and audience. [Photo: Yelp]

Mariano's Fresh Market (West Loop)

Mariano's has become a force in Chicago over the last few years, and the chain's wine bars help give the piano player and audience. [Photo: Yelp]

Plum Market

This Michigan import has a small wine bar with a few select beers on tap. It's ideal for people watching along Wells Street. [Photo: Ashok Selvam]

Whole Foods Market (DePaul)

This is an upgrade on the former Dominick's, giving DePaul kids a place to escape cheap college beer. [Photo: Facebook]

Whole Foods Market (Edgewater)

Edgewater waited patiently, and their new Whole Foods delivers with an assortment of boozy options. [Photo: Facebook]

Whole Foods Market (Lincoln Park)

Three bars await patrons at Whole Foods Lincoln Park flagship: The first-floor bar that greets folks near the main entrance; the wine bar; and the new second-floor bar. [Photo: Facebook]

Whole Foods Market (South Loop)

The South Loop Whole Foods even has a fancy, unique name for their bar: The Engine Room. [Photo: Whole Foods]

Whole Foods Market (Streeterville)

Sorry Target, Whole Foods beat you to Streeterville. [Photo: Whole Foods]

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Whole Foods Market (West Loop)

A rotating beer and wine list is what folks at the Whole Foods West Loop location can expect. [Photo: Facebook]

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