The Chicago Loop is renowned for its world class selection of restaurants. With waterfront dining, sweeping park views, and internationally renowned chefs, the dining scene in the Loop has never been better. With great food comes great wine, and some of the best opportunities to sample first class vino are here in the Loop. Pull up a chair and fill up your glass and toast the best wine bars in the Loop.
Sip your wine along the banks of the river at City Winery at Chicago Riverwalk. Their spacious patio offers beautiful views of the comings and goings along the Chicago River. Relax with a Bordeaux and watch the boats leisurely float along. In the fall, City Winery rolls out their famous River Domes. Large, inflatable, heated domes allow you to sit in comfort outside in the middle of the winter chill without having to worry about the wind and snow. Try your hand at the winemaking process with their urban winery classes and impress your friends with your very own bottle with your own label!
Coffee in the morning, wine at night. It’s the perfect day! And it can all be found at the Drunken Bean Café on the edge of Lakeshore East Park. Get your cup of java on your way to work, and make sure to come back in the evening when the Drunken Bean turns into a wine bar with live music, gourmet eats, and more. Every Thursday and Friday Night, enjoy local musicians while you try a new varietal or wine region you’ve never tried before.
Rittergut Wine Bar
Rittergut features a wide selection of Old and New World wines in a classic setting just 2 blocks from the Sears Tower (yes we still do, and always will, call it that). Pair your wine with small plates on the covered patio that looks out over the city. They also have stylish wine rooms for private parties for your next celebration or event. This hidden gem in the Financial District might make the West Loop your new go-to hangout.