4:16 PM CDT, September 13, 2013
Webster Wine Bar
1480 W. Webster Ave. 773-868-0608
The original gangster of Chicago wine bars, this Lincoln Park spot is just off the beaten path but cozy enough to be a destination in itself. The focus is on small-production wines with a menu of snacks, flatbreads and cheeses to accompany them.
D.O.C. Wine Bar
2602 N. Clark St. 773-883-5101
Named for Italy's "Denominazione di Origine Controllata," the set of rules that governs wine production regions, D.O.C. Wine Bar is a casual but stylish neighborhood spot for novices and wine buffs alike. Expand your horizons with a flight, or order by the glass, half bottle or bottle.
200 E. Chestnut St. 312-482-8727
Rustic brick and warm wood welcome visitors to this Italian-style wine bar below Francesca's on Chestnut. Plenty of Italian wines join American and French varietals plus a menu of bruschettas, pastas and sweets, served until midnight on weekdays and 1 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays.
Fion Wine & Spirits
426 W. Diversey Parkway 773-549-5400
If you're in a mixed group of wine, beer and spirits drinkers, head to this cozy bar where 20 wines by the glass join a mix of signature cocktails and dozens of beers.
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