South Loop Wine Bars
6 February 2020
1000M is nestled in the heart of Chicago’s burdgeoning South Loop, the perfect pocket for discovering the city’s best dining, drinking and shopping. Our new favorite luxury drinking experience? The wine bar — a trend flourishing in the wining and dining scene of our neighborhood. Here are just a few of our favorite spots:
Come for the wine, and stay for the wine and delicious Italian food at Acanto. Located along Chicago’s Cultural Mile, this restaurant and wine bar features a dynamic menu from the creative mind of Executive Chef Chris Gawronski, complemented by an award-winning wine list with over 700 offerings. Acanto is one of only 300 restaurants in the world to receive three stars from World of Fine Wine magazine, and a “Best of Award of Excellence” honor from Wine Spectator.
Acanto is located at 18 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60603.
Rittergut Wine Bar & Social Club
Nestled on the riverfront to the west, Rittergut Wine Bar & Social Club is a chic spot serving up an outstanding selection of old and new world wines, paired perfectly with delicious New American dining. Sit and sip in their dining room for an intimate, cozy experience, or choose to dine riverside on their covered patio with the true perfect pairing for a good glass of wine —
stunning city views.
Rittergut Wine Bar & Social Club is located at 10 South Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60606.
Townhouse Restaurant & Wine Bar
Into the local and fresh scene? Townhouse Restaurant & Wine Bar pairs drinks from their impressive wine bar with inventive American food, made with ingredients sourced directly from local farmers. You can’t go wrong pairing a robust red with anything on their tantalizing menu; not to mention they have artisan charcuterie plates, too. After all, what’s wine without cheese?
Townhouse Restaurant & Wine Bar is located at 111 South Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60606.
Leisure comes easy in hospitality-centric Vol. 39, a posh hangout located in the lobby lounge of the Kimpton Gray Hotel. Surrounded by gilded law books and cushy sofa seating, their sophisticated cocktail bar offers everything from bespoke cocktails with a nod to the classics to an extensive list of fine wines.
Vol. 39 is located at 39 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL 60603.