From Our Editors
Named one of the 100 Best Bars of 2010 by Chicago Magazine, 404 Wine Bar is a far cry from a traditional tavern. Exposed brick walls and dark, reclaimed wood envelopes diners sidled up to velvet-covered booths as they toss back glasses of worldly wines and champagnes. During the winter months, the back fireplace roars to life as servers present tables with platters of gourmet cheeses, grilled seafood, and crispy flatbreads, and offer suggestions on ideal pairings. Warmer weather has guests flocking to the outdoor patio, which is illuminated by stringed lights and dotted with wrought iron tables and chairs.