Wine bars in Old Town and Lincoln Park
Sip by the glass or the bottle at these well-stocked Chicago wine bars
Lincoln Park wine bar Vintage 338 focuses on European wines. (May 18, 2012)
1551 N. Wells St. 312-944-1551
This combination restaurant and wine bar offers more than 50 wine options by the glass, including several flight options if you just can’t choose. Snack on small plates ranging from mussels to chorizo-stuffed dates to charcuterie. Afraid you’ll miss a big game? Don’t worry. There’s a TV over the bar.
D.O.C. Wine Bar
2602 N. Clark St. 773-883-5101
From the same owners as neighboring Dunlays on Clark, D.O.C. offers dozens of wines by the glass, flight, bottle or half-bottle. Don’t be shy about asking your bartender for a wine recommendation to pair with a butcher’s platter, wooden cutting boards filled with a mix-and match selection of bruschetta, meats and cheeses.
Fion Wine & Spirits
426 W. Diversey Parkway. 773-549-5400
This casual wine-focused bar is great for beginners, with a few TVs playing sports and plenty of beer
and cocktail options for the wine-phobic. The stainless steel contraption at the end of the bar is an Enomatic wine-serving system, keeping 16 bottles of wine airtight and cooled to the perfect temperature.
Webster's Wine Bar
1480 W. Webster Ave. 773-868-0608
Located just east of the Webster Place movie theater, this wine bar is the perfect spot for a post-film drink. Expect more than 40 wines by the glass and upward of 500 reserve bottles from around the globe. Hungry? Snack on flatbread pizzas, seafood dishes, cheese plates, sweets and more.
338 W. Armitage Ave. 773-525-0521
Pair a glass or two with platters of brie, smoked salmon or antipasti at this 45-seat European-inspired wine bar near Park West.