Subway: Brown, Purple (rush hrs) to Sedgwick(773) 525-0521 vintage338.com41.918604 -87.637923 338 W Armitage Ave (between Clark St and Lincoln Ave) Lincoln Park, Chicago
Mon–Thu 5pm–midnight; Fri, Sat 5pm–1am (closed Sun)Average a glass: $8-$10
On weekends it can get pretty noisy in this compact wine bar. And what’s not to be excited about? Father-and-son team Tom and Chris Barkulis have developed a menu of casual European fare much heartier than your average finicky wine-bar small plates. Of course, more food calls for more wine, an easy task thanks to a small, inviting and affordable wine list, where a mix of familiar and unusual wines—all from Spain, France and Italy—average $8–$10 a glass.