Thanks to a booming cocktail scene, new wine boutiques in many neighborhoods, and our obsession with craft brewing, Chicago has become a veritable haven for the discriminating drinker. And there’s no better time to check it all out than right now, when staying cozy in a bar or at home is priority number one. In the following pages, you’ll get a shopping list for top-shelf spirits curated by local experts; discover which bars make the city’s 20 best cocktails, learn how to build the ultimate home bar, and hear from our favorite purveyors of wine, and beer about what they are loving right now—for every budget. Cheers to that.
Dining & Drinking