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What You'll Get
Like Mike Tyson, wine is usually robust, often boxed, and should never influence tattooing decisions. Imbibe the spirit of a champion with today's Groupon to 694 Wine & Spirits. Choose between the following options:
• For $15, you get $30 worth of specialty drinks and small plates.
• For $45, you get $100 worth of specialty drinks and small plates.
694 Wine & Spirits complements a menu of small plates with an array of microbrews, boutique wines, and small batch liquors. A mélange of jalapeños, manchego cheese, spices, and white truffle oil smother The Devil's bread ($11) and helps noshers speak in smoke signals, while an opener of butter and salt pairs smooth butters from three different regions with sea salts ($8). A selection of cheese ($7 per 1.3 oz.) and artisan cured meats from the Armandino Batali collection (selection of five salumi for $32) complement a long list of whites and reds by the glass or bottle. Thick frothy helpings of microbrews ($6–$22) from California, Belgium, and Italy lounge amidst sauvignon blancs from Bordeaux ($12) and methode champagnes ($13) from bubble machines. Guests may also purchase bottles from an extensive list of U.S. and international wines, such as the 2009 Melville Estate pinot noir ($87) or Monsoon Valley malaga blanc ($32) from Thailand.
Surrounded by exposed brick walls and artwork of old cartoons, green booths greet visitors while resident DJ LA*Jesus fills the air with expertly mixed beats. During Land of Oz–like weather, an outdoor patio invites diners to intoxicate themselves with alfresco sights and sounds.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Feb 1, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift for $30 option. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. Not valid for food and drink specials. Not valid on retail purchases. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About 694 Wine & Spirits
Continually lauded by various publications including Chicago magazine, 694 Wine & Spirits thrusts sophisticated bar fare and modestly produced libations into the willing fists of its patrons. Panini sandwiches whose fillings are limited to three high-quality components join a score of artisan cheeses and cured meats on a minimalist bar menu, and carefully picked vino and bubbly bottles accompany beers of the week and small-batch bourbon on an eye-opening spirits list. A cubist decor dotted with square stools, pop-art prints, and exposed brick houses sippers of Bison Grass vodka, nibblers of salt-and-butter baguettes, while outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy the dog-friendly patio.