Wine Bars in Rockford


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  • Olive Black Martini & Wine Lounge
    Inspired by the art-deco elegance of the 1940s, Olive Black Martini Lounge entertains guests with a refined roster of classic cocktails, specialty martinis, and soft lighting. Located less than two miles from the Wisconsin border, mixologists wield jiggers and shakers to conjure potions such as the Dark Secret and Pineapple Upside Cake. Selections of authentic tapas dishes settle stomachs after a few drinks, with bite-sized eats such as cajun bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin or seared shrimp served with fresh mango salsa. Meals end sweetly with such succulent desserts, including chocolate fondue.
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    5607 Broadway St.
    Richmond, IL US
  • Park Avenue Wine Bar and Merchants
    Local artwork garnishes the walls inside Park Avenue Wine Bar & Merchant as tastefully as the international vintages decorating the wine list. Under the guidance of three resident sommeliers, the staff carefully curates a collection of more than 70 wines by the bottle and glass, sourced from locales such as New Zealand, Argentina, France, and California. They summon their vast viticultural knowledge and ability to speak with grapes to help patrons complement the flavors of executive chef Ted Stay's elegant cuisine. Blending traditional European cooking techniques with contemporary methods, Ted whips up small plates, flatbreads, steaks, and seafood with a locally sourced arsenal of seasonal, sustainable ingredients. Towering wine racks flank a curved bar, and glowing swaths of blue and purple light line exposed-brick walls inside the renovated historic building. The lights also illuminate the immense stash of wine bottles, craft beers, and top-notch liquors—all available for take-home purposes as well as sipping onsite. Park Avenue Wine Bar & Merchant also frequently hosts events, including live music and tastings.
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    205 Park Ave
    Barrington, IL US
  • Cooper's Hawk Winery and Restaurant
    Visit Cooper's Hawk Winery and Restaurant for some true American comfort food. It serves everything including gluten-free and low-fat options. Uncork your favorite bottle of red or white, and catch the big game on the TVs in the restaurant bar section. The whole family can enjoy a meal at Cooper's Hawk Winery and Restaurant with its kid-friendly fare. Tap into the free wireless Internet at Cooper's Hawk Winery and Restaurant. If you're heading out on a Friday or Saturday, keep in mind that the restaurant gets busy. Business casual dress, tasty food and a classic atmosphere makes this a great place for any occasion. Always five minutes behind schedule? Pick up your food to go instead. At Cooper's Hawk Winery and Restaurant, free parking is offered on the whole block. Fancy snacks do come at a higher price, but wow are they delicious.
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    100 W Higgins Rd
    South Barrington, IL US
  • The Turf Room
    Wine and dine your date or friends at North Aurora's The Turf Room. Both low-fat and gluten-free menu items are offered at The Turf Room. Uncork your favorite bottle of red or white, and catch the big game on the TVs in the restaurant bar section. Bask in the sun (or moon!) light when you dine on The Turf Room's outdoor patio. Crowds tend to pack the place on weekends, so call ahead to reserve a table. No suit, no problem! The dress code at laid-back The Turf Room is ultra casual. Or, take your grub to go. Drivers can access the parking lot next door. The menu at The Turf Room is reasonably priced, with most items costing less than $30. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the restaurant, but reviewers rate the dinner menu the highest.
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    1033 Kilbery Lane
    North Aurora, IL US
  • Viva Le Vine
    Behind a red-brick storefront and striped awning, Viva Le Vine's vintners curate a collection of vintages both affordable and high end, pairing them with cheeses and other finger foods. Wooden racks hoist obsidian bottles of reds and whites, and the wine bar dispenses pours and sampling flights alongside microbrews, seasonal cocktails, and martinis. Cushy, black leather furniture and high-top tables dot the brightly lit interior and an upright piano stands against the wall for impromptu instrumental renditions of Gangsta's Paradise. A painting of colorful donkeys stares down enviously from rich burgundy walls at rich plates of succulent chocolates and naan covered in hearty toppings. The shop hosts live entertainment, numerous tastings, and trivia events throughout the year.
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    338 N Milwaukee Ave
    Libertyville, IL US
  • Cafe Pyrenees
    At Cafe Pyrenees, you can browse through a detailed wine list and discover your new favorite wine. It serves everything including gluten-free and low-fat options. Cafe Pyrenees also offers a wide-ranging wine list. With TVs in the bar area, you can catch the game while you enjoy a glass of Merlot. Have a big celebration coming up? Consider the private room at Cafe Pyrenees, perfect for large groups of revelers. Don't stay inside on a beautiful day! Come sit on the patio at Cafe Pyrenees and order great food. Weeknights are often swamped, so plan ahead and make a reservation to avoid the bar's rush. The dress code is strictly casual at Cafe Pyrenees, so come as you are (and as you are comfortable). Hosting a swanky shindig? Call up Cafe Pyrenees for their catering services. Love the food at Cafe Pyrenees but don't have the time to stay? You can pick up your food to eat when you're ready, or have them deliver straight to your home. The neighboring lot provides free parking to guests. At Cafe Pyrenees, diners can make use of the safe bike rack. Meals at Cafe Pyrenees are affordable, with the average tab amounting to about $30 per person. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the bar, but the dinner menu is the real standout.
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    1762 N Milwaukee Ave
    Libertyville, IL US
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