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ENO Wine Bar

Sometimes winter in Chicago calls for the warming power of a delicious cocktail or breaking open that anticipated bottle of wine together with old and new friends. Here are five spirit- and wine-focused events around the city, including ENOversity's January class focusing on rare wines from around the world.

Explore Chicago's Wine Bars

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 12:00 AM by Arte y Vida

Bar Pastoral

From casual to posh, underground or mainstream, Chicago loves to get its drink on. Whether a cocktail or a beer, the Midwest has a love of all things alcohol and wine is no exception. We've put together a list of wine bars offering flights, global selections and locally-sourced varieties.


Food and liquor go together like Mike Ditka and facial hair, but it's not as easy as slapping together a plate of food with a random boozy beverage. It takes a special artistry and precision to make a masterful pairing, and when done right it can really make a memorable meal. There are plenty of places in Chicago who have got pairing down to a science, many of which are participating in Chicago Restaurant Week.

Wine Corks

A question I often hear is, “What’s your favorite bar in Chicago?” It’s nearly impossible for me to pick a favorite, but when I was asked to choose three of my go-to wine bars, I had some ideas.  Wanting to be fair and recognizing that a plethora of newbies have hit the Chicago drinking scene, I took it upon myself to do some on-site research.  I also re-visited some old haunts just to make sure they were still as good as I remembered.  I had a plan of attack and descended upon over a dozen wine bars in over a dozen neighborhoods. One thing became clear: I was looking for an experience. 

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