Like Mike Tyson, wine is usually robust, often boxed, and should never influence tattooing decisions. Imbibe the spirit of a champion with this Groupon.
$95 for $200 Worth of Small Plates and Drinks
In addition to corking bottles of wine such as the almost-chocolaty Los Nevados malbec from Mendoza, Argentina ($10/glass), and the crisp Anziano pinot grigio from Veneto, Italy ($10/glass), bartenders fill glasses with the bubbles of Allagash White, a creamy belgian wheat beer ($7), and Lagunitas A Little Sumpin’ Sumpin pale ale ($6).
The menu offers more solid sustenance in the forms of gourmet paninis ($12), cheese plates with bread and dried fruits ($8+/1.5 ounces), and artisan-cured meats ($8 for 10 fresh-cut slices).
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.
95% of 311 customers recommend
“I always have them pick the cheese selections for me! They are always right! Love the DJ on Fridays and Saturdays!”
“The manager is awesome and helpful. if possible, talk to her!”
“I love this place. There are not many good wine bars in Chicago and this one delivers.”