Beer, Wine & Spirits in Lyons


Windy City Brewhaha Beer Festival at Lacuna Artist Loft on Saturday, March 7 (Up to 22% Off)

Beer Festival

Chicago

Sample craft beers from more than 25 breweries, including Finch’s and Deschutes, in an indoor beer garden

$45 $35

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Brewmaster-Hosted Beer-Flight Tasting and Dinner or Lunch for Two at Uncommon Ground on March 17 (Up to 44% Off)

Uncommon Ground

Edgewater

Brewmaster hosts an organic-beer tasting followed by a meal of American farm-to-table cuisine at one of the country’s greenest restaurants

$120 $69

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Day Trip to Michigan Wine Country with Lunch, Tastings, and Round-Trip Transportation Included (47% Off)

Michigan Wine Country Day Trip with Transportation

Michigan Wine-County Day Trip

Visit 4 Michigan wineries and taste up to 20 wines during a 9-hour excursion with a hearty lunch and round-trip transportation included

$150 $79

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$80 for 2 General Admission Tickets to Chicago Ale Fest at Buckingham Fountain on June 19–20 ($108 Value)

Chicago Ale Fest

Buckingham Fountain

Festival features more than 200 beers from craft breweries based in Chicago and elsewhere

$108 $80

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$349 for a One-Year Wine Club Membership with Two Cases of Wine from Paired Wine Co. ($600 Value)

Paired Wine Co.

Paired Wine Co.

Membership includes 10% off purchases in store, invites to wine-tasting events, $5 voucher toward self-serving wine machines, and more

$600 $349

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Beer Tour, Tasting, and Pint Glasses for Two or Four at Finch's Beer Company (30% Off)

Finch's Beer Company

Finch's Beer Company

One-hour tour peppered with unlimited tastes of Chicago-made beers including Fascist Pig red ale, Threadless IPA, and Secret Stache Stout

$20 $14

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90-Minute Brewery Tour for Two, Four, or Six with Tastings, Snacks, and Glasses at Argus Brewery (Up to 57% Off)

Argus Brewery

Roseland

During a 90-minute tour, guests learn about the historic origins of the brewery and the neighborhood while sampling craft brews

$30 $15

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Beviamo (Up to 64% Off)

Beviamo

Little Italy

Two reds, two whites, and one bubbly from across the world recommended by a wine specialist; complimentary snacks

$50 $19

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Brunch, Bloodys and Breweries Trolley Tour to Lagunitas and Revolution Brewing

Events with Benefitz

Flagship Tavern & Grill

Following bloody marys and brunch, ride a trolley to Lagunitas and Revolution Brewing for tours and samples of some of their best beer

$85 $65

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$38 for a Sunday Brewery Tour with Beer, a Sausage Plate, and a Growler for Two at Haymarket Pub & Brewery ($75 Value)

Haymarket Pub & Brewery

Haymarket Pub and Brewery

Craft brewery tour with beer, followed by a house-brewed beer flight, a shared sausage-and-pretzel plate, and a growler filling

$75 $38

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Wine Tasting for Two, Four, or Six at Downers Grove Wine Shop (Up to 53% Off)

Downers Grove Wine Shop

Downers Grove

Samples of six wines accompany light appetizers during tasting sessions for two, four, or six

$20 $10

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Wine Tasting for 4, 10, or 20 with 50% Off In-Store Purchases at WineStyles (Half Off)

WineStyles

Naperville

Wine tasting and education event features instructor-led tasting of six wines; sessions focus on region or styles

$40 $20

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Cooper’s Hawk Naturally, the chefs at Cooper’s Hawk have a sharp eye when it comes to wine pairings. Each of the restaurant’s contemporary dishes is crafted with a particular wine in mind, which makes plenty of sense given the fact that there’s a winery located just next door. Surrounded by oaken barrels and racks lined with glistening bottles, diners may be forgiven for thinking that they made a wrong turn and ended up in the winery itself. After your meal, see the real thing in the Napa–style tasting room, where you can sample up to eight different wines. The selection includes something for everyone, including graceful blush wines and cabernets whose flavors unfold like a novel scribbled on the wings of an origami crane.
510 Village Center Dr
Burr Ridge,
IL
US
Michael Dorf stood with his brother Josh, smiling over the barrel filled with wine from grapes they'd just crushed, fermented, and pressed. He claims that despite tastings and classes, he'd never begun to understand wine until this moment. As his understanding grew, he laid the foundations for City Winery: a full winery facility, restaurant, and concert venue inside urban Chicago. He now watches over more than 400 international wines and 20 house wines. Inside the winery, these wines—made from nine US and international varietals—age inside stainless steel tanks and American and French oak barrels. Here, staffers lead winemaking classes, letting visitors join the crushing and fermenting process, and showing them how make private barrels and fill custom juice boxes or bottles pasted with labels of their own design. These monolithic tanks and barrels can be seen through floor-to-ceiling windows from most of the restaurant's rooms, where servers ferry Executive Chef Andres Barrera's dishes, each a blend of Italian, French, Spanish, and Middle-Eastern flavors. The culinary team crafts small and large plates of artisanal cheeses, seafood, and flatbreads—which they make using the winery's own wine lees as yeast. In the restaurant and Barrel Room tasting bar, staffers pour housemade wines piped fresh from the cellar through 14 taps, while visitors bask in the glow from hard wood and floor to ceiling windows. Patrons dine on a ground floor lit by soft blue lights and hanging lamps fashioned from old wine bottles, as well as a mezzanine level looking out on the city skyline. Private dining rooms gather guests around long communal tables, stretched between exposed brick walls. In the show venue, comedians, live musicians, and slapstick-prone stage crew members entertain audiences under the glow of tabletop candles.
1200 W Randolph St
Chicago,
IL
US
For a casual environment and scrumptious American food, stop by Rock Bottom. Rock Bottom is a fantastic spot to indulge and with no low-fat options, you'll need to save the diet for another day. Be sure to complete your meal at Rock Bottom with a drink from the restaurant's full bar. Parents appreciate Rock Bottom's kid-friendly attitude, and little ones are often seen dining out with the adults. Rock Bottom easily accommodates large groups — there's even a reserved room available for those extra special occasions. Don't stay cooped up on a beautiful summer day! At Rock Bottom, you can dine outdoors on their lovely patio. Rock Bottom offers a free wifi hot spot — perfect for surfing the web or getting a little work done. Whether it's just you and a date or you're bringing the whole gang, it's best to call ahead and make a reservation. Keep it casual at Rock Bottom — the restaurant is laid-back and patrons dress accordingly. For those in a rush, the restaurant lets you take your food to go. If you need to feed a big crowd, Rock Bottom also offers catering services for parties and get-togethers. The restaurant is adjacent to a parking lot, where optional valet is also provided. Street parking is readily available as well. If you feel like saving gas, opt for public transportation, with stops conveniently located at Grand-Red (Red), Merchandise Mart (Brown, Purple), and Chicago-Red (Red). Your tab at Rock Bottom will generally run you about $30 per person. Rock Bottom accepts all major credit cards, including Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but it's the dinner menu that really draws the crowds.
1 W Grand Ave
Chicago,
IL
US
After launching in early 2011 with just two beers on its menu, Finch's Beer Company has expanded into a full craft brewery. At the Chicago-based facility, seasoned brewmasters blend high-quality ingredients, such as American hops and flavored malts, into a core lineup of five beers. These include the Fascist Pig, a dry-hopped American red ale brewed with caramel malts, the Threadless IPA, a hoppy concoction devised in collaboration with the local design company, and the formidable Secret Stache Stout, which is a subtly sweet fusion of vanilla beans and chocolate malt. Though they're available in cans at bars throughout the city, these brews also flow freely on regularly scheduled brewery tours. Each guided visit introduces guests to the equipment and brewing process, including the part where the brewers milk the hops from the pink elephants.
4565 N Elston Ave.
Chicago,
IL
US
Enophile John Davis founded Wine Insiders 25 years ago, using his octopus-like industry connections to assemble a panel of wine experts who would seek out the best and most affordable wines. On average, his league of critics approves 5 out of every 100 bottles sampled, ensuring that only the most delicious wines get recommended to his customers. The team even offers a satisfaction guarantee: if customers aren't 100% delighted by the vinos they've selected, Wine Insiders will refund the full cost of the order, no questions asked?not even "So, you doing anything fun this weekend?" Despite its staff's legendary pickiness, Wine Insiders stocks a variety of red and white wines, including pinot noirs, pinot grigios, rieslings, and cabernet sauvignons, each joined by an informative description.
2205 West 22nd Street
Oak Brook,
IL
US
Owner Tom Kampschroeder, a wine professional with more than 29 years of experience, shares his grapey know-how with most any guest who walks through Salt Creek Wine Bar's doors. Sample wines-of-a-feather with the wine flight menu, or check out the beers and spirits menu. Wash down washes of tingly wash with Italian delights including artisan cheese flights, pizza, and seafood.
8900 Fairview Ave
Brookfield,
IL
US

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