Ampersand in Ravenswood Is Your New Affordable Wine Bar
It’s perfect for when the weather starts to turn.
By Peter Ranvestel and Carrie Schedler
Published Sept. 14, 2015
When the fleetingly chilly weather of this past weekend starts to become a little more permanent, consider adding Ampersand Wine Bar (4845 N. Damen Ave., Ravenswood, 773-728-0031) to your boozing rotation. It’s the kind of warm neighborhood spot that’s perfect when you just want a drink without all the tumult, when you want something interesting but don’t want to deal with a lot of pretense.
The goal is to offer a mix of wines from all over the world, with lots of affordable by-the-glass options (most are $10 or less.) On the night we visited, the sipper of choice for the consistenty bustling crowd was a sparkling Burgundy–a bit out of the ordinary but still approachable for wine novices.