2020 Best Wine Bars in Chicago Area

Where to Drink Wine
in Chicago

A good wine bar serves a wide spectrum of customers, from neophytes who can't tell the difference between a Chardonnay and a Sauvignon Blanc to experts who want to try a glass of a new release before buying a few cases for their cellars.

At these Top Wine Bars in Chicago, presented in alphabetical order, you'll find a good selection of wines as well as knowledgeable staff and, where available, some well-paired food.

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Ada St.

American, Small Plates, Wine Bar
Ada St.
14/20
Michael Kornick and David Morton are behind this hidden haunt for small plates. See More
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avec

French, Small Plates, Wine Bar
avec
15/20
Foodies and scenesters continue to be on board with this Paul Kahan wine bar and small-plates hub. See More
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Bar Ramone
13/20
Spanish tapas and a 100-plus bottle wine list in River North. See More
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Davanti Enoteca
14/20
Scott Harris' Italian spot on Taylor Street focuses more on inventive small plates and wine. See More

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ENO
13/20
An unassuming wine bar that also specializes in high-end cheeses and chocolates. See More
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Wine Bar, Raw Bar, Small Plates
Pops for Champagne
13/20
A Champagne lounge and jazz club with small plates, cheeses and desserts. See More
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Mediterranean, Wine Bar, Cheese
The Purple Pig
14/20
Wine and eat swine on the Mag Mile. See More
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Italian, Wine Bar, Small Plates
Quartino
13/20
The proprietors of Gibsons Steakhouse bring Italian small plates to the masses at this River North hotspot. See More

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Rootstock Wine & Beer Bar
No Rating
A cozy wine and beer bar with food that steals the show. See More
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