Wino survival guide: Wine bars and specials in Chicago’s suburbs

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We’ve put together a guide of wine bars, wineries and wine shops that offer everything from tastings to classes to help wine lovers survive in the suburbs.

 

NORTH SHORE

The Stained Glass Wine Bar and Bistro | 1735 Benson Ave., Evanston | @StainedGlassWBB
The modern wine bar features intriguing menu items topped off with signature cocktails, craft beers and curated wines. Bring in a ticket stub from any Northwestern performance to receive discounts.

The Wine Goddess | 702 Main St., Evanston | @ChiWineGoddess
When wino’s die and go to heaven, they go to The Wine Goddess. The shop offers $5 wine tastings every Saturday, wine consultations, dozens of wine classes, gift baskets for every wine lover, private events and more.

Flight Restaurant & Wine Bar | 1820 Tower Road, Glenview
The restaurant takes wine to new heights with regular wine tastings, promotions and special offers.

WineStyles | 1517 Waukegan Road, Glenview | @WineStylesStore
The shop is one of many found in the Chicagoland area, but offers its own unique wine and beer tastings  and events as well as chocolates, teas, cheeses and more.

Cork and Canvas Wine and Art Gallery | 1839 2nd St., Highland Park
The gallery is owned by a husband-and-wife team who split the responsibilities. The photography of wife Sonia can be spotted on the walls among pieces by other local artists, while husband Mick Ter Haar is the wine expert. Wine tastings and classes are coming soon.

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar | 960 Milwaukee Ave., Lincolnshire | @Flemings
What more can you ask for in life than a juicy New York Strip with a large glass of wine.

Schaefer’s Wines, Foods & Spirits | 9965 Gross Point Road, Skokie | @schaeferswine
The wine shop offers so much more than wine. Choose from wines, beers, spirits and delis. If you can’t make up your mind, stop in on Saturdays for a tasting of all of them. The shop also hosts winery trips.

Nirvana Wine & Grillerie | 701 N. Milwaukee Ave., Vernon Hills
The fresh focused food menu is accompanied by a long list of wines and pairing options. Stop in on Wednesdays for complimentary wine tastings or Thursday night for half-price tastings.

The Bottle Shop | 1148 Central Ave., Wilmette | @bottleshop
The North Shore shop offers craft beers and wines along with classes an workshops for the future connoisseurs.

The Avenue Fine Food + Wine Bar | 1146 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette | @TheAvenueWilmet
The restaurant and lounge offers live music every Friday and Saturday.

 

NORTHWEST SUBURBS

Village Vintner Winery & Brewery | 2380 Esplanade Drive, Algonquin | @VillageVin
All winos and beer fanatics are treated equally at this winery and brewery. Take advantage of the almost endless list of beers and wines by joining  the Wine and Growler Club and receive discounts on either.

Cooper’s Hawk | 798 W. Algonquin Road, Arlington Heights | @CHWinery
The winery and restaurant is only one of a few locations in the Chicagoland area offering everything from wine trips to wine tastings with modern casual dining to top it off.

Tip Top Tap Wine Bar and Lounge | 104 Cook St., Barrington
Happy hour is 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Come for the wine, stay for the live music.

The Vine Martini and Wine Bar | 101 Center St., Grayslake | @thevinemwbar
The bar offers a long list of martinis and wine with food to pair them with. Stop by on Wednesdays for a farmers market held on their back patio with live music.

Glunz Family Winery and Cellars | 888 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake
The family-owned winery has been in the business for four generations and produces everything from world-class fortified wines to seasonal wines. Stop by to see how the wine is produced or for a tasting.

Uva Spa & Wine Boutique | 5102 N. Harlem Ave., Harwood Heights | @UvaSpaWine
Umm can you ask for anything more? This unique spot offers relaxing spa options with wine tastings to top it off.

Bacchus Nibbles Bistro and Wine Bar | 800 W. Main St., Lake Zurich
The new location offers decadent menu items with a long list of wines to pair it with.

Viva le Vine | 338 Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville
Shop through the endless selection of wines or head to the wine bar for a wine flight. The menu features appetizers and naans, as well as a long list of desserts and drinks.

Karma Asian Food and Fine Wine | 510 E. Route 83, Mundelein | @karmamundelein
Try wine with something out of the ordinary. This restaurant boasts of its modern asian fusion cuisine and love of wine. Drop in Tuesdays for half-priced bottles of wine.

WineStyles | 105 S. Northwest Highway, Park Ridge | @WineStylesStore
The shop is one of many found in the Chicagoland area, but offers its own unique wine and beer tastings and events as well as chocolates, teas, cheeses and more.

Lynfred Winery | 15 S. Roselle Road, Roselle | @lynfredwinery
The winery is one of four locations in the Chicagoland area, but it is the only one with on-site wine production. The shop also offers food options, a gift shop, wine tastings and wine and cheese pairings.

Cooper’s Hawk | 100 W. Higgins Road, South Barrington | @CHWinery
The winery and restaurant is only one of a few locations in the Chicagoland area offering everything from wine trips to wine tastings with modern casual dining to top it off.

Bliss Wine and Gifts | 201 S. Main St., Wauconda | @BlissWine
The wine shop offers an endless beer and wine selection and serves up dinner. Stop by on Wednesdays for $5 wine day or Thursdays for a beer tasting.

Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurant | 583 N. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling | @CHWinery
The restaurant is only one of a few locations in the Chicagoland area offering everything from wine trips to wine tastings with modern casual dining to top it off.

Lynfred Winery Wheeling | 971 N. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling | @LynfredWheeling
If you can’t make it out to Roselle, Illinois to the original Lynfred Winery, this is the next best thing. The satellite location offers all of the Lynfred Winery options produced in Roselle, as well as tastings and a gift shop.

 

WESTERN SUBURBS

Cuvee Cellars | 545 Spring Road, Elmhurst | @CuveeCellars
The half wine shop, half wine bar offers tastings, live music and wine trips.

House Red Vinoteca | 7403 W. Madison St., Forest Park | @HouseRedWineBar
The small wine bar and restaurant offers organic wines and seasonal dishes. Stop in on Wednesdays for $10 wine flights (a type of wine tasting).

Cab’s Wine Bar Bistro | 430 N. Main St., Glen Ellyn
The neighborhood bistro offers wine-tasting classes on Thursdays and happy-hour tapas 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. every afternoon.

D.O.C. Wine Bar | 326 Yorktown Center, Lombard | @DOCWineBarL
The upscale wine bar offers a long list of wines and dines with half-price wine tastings on Sundays.

Lynfed Winery | 21 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville | @lynfredwinery
The cellar is one of only a few in the area that serve wine grown at the Lynfred Winery in Roselle, Illinois. Take advantage of the wine tasting tasting deal: $9 for seven samples or check out the gift shop.

WineStyles | 2775 Showplace Drive, Naperville | @WineStylesNaper
The shop is one of many found in the Chicagoland area, but offers its own unique wine and beer tastings and events as well as chocolates, teas, cheeses and more.

Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurant | 1740 Freedom Drive, Naperville | @CHWinery
The restaurant is only one of a few locations in the Chicagoland area offering everything from wine trips to wine tastings with modern casual dining to top it off.

Dolce’s Pizzeria and Wine Bar | 15 W. Quincy St., Westmont
The perfect spot for a slice of pie and a glass of wine. Stop in a Wednesdays for half-off glasses of wine.

Lynfred Winery | 127 W. Front St., Wheaton | @lynfredwinery
The winery is one of four in the Chicagoland area serving wine from Lynfred Winery in Roselle, Illinois. The Wheaton spot offers wine tastings and a gift shop.

 

SOUTHWEST SUBURBS

WineStyles | 272 S. Weber Road, Bolingbrook | @WineStyles_BB
The shop is one of many found in the Chicagoland area, but offers its own unique wine and beer tastings and events as well as chocolates, teas, cheeses and more.

Salt Creek Wine Bar | 8900 Fairview Ave., Brookfield | @saltcreekwb
The wine bar offers a wine garden seating area to enjoy wine outside all summer.

Cooper’s Hawk | 510 Village Center Drive, Burr Ridge | @CHWinery
The winery and restaurant is only one of a few locations in the Chicagoland area offering everything from wine trips to wine tastings with modern casual dining to top it off.

WineStyles | 20214 S. LaGrange Road, Frankfort | @WineStylesStore
The shop is one of many found in the Chicagoland area, but offers its own unique wine and beer tastings and events as well as chocolates, teas, cheeses and more.

Vino e Birra | 18 W. Burlington Ave., La Grange
This isn’t just another wine and beer shop. The location offers free wine and beer tastings on Fridays and Saturdays and finds an excuse for a sale at every holiday.

Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurant | 15690 S. Harlem Ave., Orland Park | @CHWinery
The restaurant is only one of a few locations in the Chicagoland area offering everything from wine trips to wine tastings with modern casual dining to top it off.

Hillgrove Wine Cellars and Bistro | 800 Hillgrove Ave., Western Springs
Shop through the endless assortment of wine or try a glass at the wine bar.

Mecenat | 821 W. Burlington Ave., Western Springs | @MecenatBistro
Skip the pronunciation and head straight for the wine. This wine shop and bistro offers half-price wine on Wednesdays.

 

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