I would rather have a glass of cheap wine than an expensive martini or craft beer any day.
So the thought of going to a place that labels itself "a wine bar" makes me swoon. Unfortunately, I have only made my way to two wine bars in Chicago: Bin 36 and Oenology.
First up: Bin 36
339 N. Dearborn Ave.
I've been here twice. Pictures are from my first experience. My friend Christy accompanied me both times. Our experiences are like night and day. First time, the service was horrible. The second time, it was fantastic. Both times the food and wine was excellent. During our second visit, we mentioned to the gentleman who brought us our wine flights that our service was going so much better this time. He continually checked on us and pried information out of us about prior visit. Little did we know he was the owner. I highly recommend a visit to Bin 36 if you are in the downtown Chicago area.
Next Up: Oenology
505 N. Michigan Ave.