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

There's a certain elegance to stores with bars.

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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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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Binny's Beverage Depot (Lincoln Park)

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1720 N Marcey St
Chicago, IL 60614
(312) 664-4394
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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]

2. Binny's Beverage Depot (South Loop)

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1132 S Jefferson St
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 768-4400
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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]

3. Chicago French Market

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131 N Clinton St
Chicago, IL 60661
(312) 575-0306
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]

4. Eataly

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43 E Ohio St
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 521-8700
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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]

5. Gene’s Sausage Shop

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4750 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
(773) 728-7243
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Gene's rooftop is magical, serving domestic and German-style beers and wine. [Photo: Gene's Sausage Shop]

6. 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]

7. Mariano's Fresh Market (Ravenswood)

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1800 W Lawrence Ave
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 334-3549
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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]

8. Plum Market

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1233 N Wells St
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 229-1400
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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]

9. Whole Foods Market (DePaul)

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959 W Fullerton Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 868-5200
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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]

10. Whole Foods Market (Edgewater)

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6009 N Broadway St
Chicago, IL 60660
(773) 506-7600
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Edgewater waited patiently, and their new Whole Foods delivers with an assortment of boozy options. [Photo: Facebook]

11. Whole Foods Market (Lincoln Park)

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1550 N Kingsbury St
Chicago, IL 60642
(312) 587-0648
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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]

12. Whole Foods Market (South Loop)

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1101 S Canal St Ste 107
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 435-4600
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The South Loop Whole Foods even has a fancy, unique name for their bar: The Engine Room. [Photo: Whole Foods]

13. Whole Foods Market (Streeterville)

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255 E Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
Sorry Target, Whole Foods beat you to Streeterville. [Photo: Whole Foods]

14. Whole Foods Market (West Loop)

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1 N Halsted St
Chicago, IL 60661
(312) 207-8400
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A rotating beer and wine list is what folks at the Whole Foods West Loop location can expect. [Photo: Facebook]

15. Mariano's Fresh Market (West Loop)

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40 S Halsted St
Chicago, IL 60661
(312) 243-7657
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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]

16. Mariano's Fresh Market (Bucktown)

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2112 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
Mariano's Bucktown offers patron a wine bar to wind down. [Photo: Mariano's]

1. Binny's Beverage Depot (Lincoln Park)

1720 N Marcey St, Chicago, IL 60614
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]
1720 N Marcey St
Chicago, IL 60614

2. Binny's Beverage Depot (South Loop)

1132 S Jefferson St, Chicago, IL 60607
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]
1132 S Jefferson St
Chicago, IL 60607

3. Chicago French Market

131 N Clinton St, Chicago, IL 60661
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]
131 N Clinton St
Chicago, IL 60661

4. Eataly

43 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60611
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]
43 E Ohio St
Chicago, IL 60611

5. Gene’s Sausage Shop

4750 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625
Gene's rooftop is magical, serving domestic and German-style beers and wine. [Photo: Gene's Sausage Shop]
4750 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60625

6. Macy's State Street

Chicago, IL
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]

7. Mariano's Fresh Market (Ravenswood)

1800 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60640
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]
1800 W Lawrence Ave
Chicago, IL 60640

8. Plum Market

1233 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610
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]
1233 N Wells St
Chicago, IL 60610

9. Whole Foods Market (DePaul)

959 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago, IL 60614
This is an upgrade on the former Dominick's, giving DePaul kids a place to escape cheap college beer. [Photo: Facebook]
959 W Fullerton Ave
Chicago, IL 60614

10. Whole Foods Market (Edgewater)

6009 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60660
Edgewater waited patiently, and their new Whole Foods delivers with an assortment of boozy options. [Photo: Facebook]
6009 N Broadway St
Chicago, IL 60660

11. Whole Foods Market (Lincoln Park)

1550 N Kingsbury St, Chicago, IL 60642
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]
1550 N Kingsbury St
Chicago, IL 60642

12. Whole Foods Market (South Loop)

1101 S Canal St Ste 107, Chicago, IL 60607
The South Loop Whole Foods even has a fancy, unique name for their bar: The Engine Room. [Photo: Whole Foods]
1101 S Canal St Ste 107
Chicago, IL 60607

13. Whole Foods Market (Streeterville)

255 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
Sorry Target, Whole Foods beat you to Streeterville. [Photo: Whole Foods]
255 E Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60611

14. Whole Foods Market (West Loop)

1 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60661
A rotating beer and wine list is what folks at the Whole Foods West Loop location can expect. [Photo: Facebook]
1 N Halsted St
Chicago, IL 60661

15. Mariano's Fresh Market (West Loop)

40 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60661
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]
40 S Halsted St
Chicago, IL 60661

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16. Mariano's Fresh Market (Bucktown)

2112 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60614
Mariano's Bucktown offers patron a wine bar to wind down. [Photo: Mariano's]
2112 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL 60614

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