First gaining popularity from its association with French Kings, royalty throughout Europe spread the word about a luxurious and noble beverage called champagne. Often associated with festivities and rites of passage, we ask, why stop there? Let’s make every day a celebration of life and success. Pass the bubbly!
1 Pops for Champagne
Offering over 100 bottles of champagne and sparkling wines along with full bar service and a freshly prepared shared plate, raw bar, and dessert menu, Pops for Champagne is one of the city's most unique private party/special event venues and continues to be Chicago's premier destination for after work and nighttime entertainment.
601 N. State St. 312.266.7677. http://www.popsforchampagne.com/
2 The Lobby at the Peninsula
Aside from the weekend Chocolate Bar, the other reason to head to the Pen is for Champagne Afternoon Tea. Take the traditional tea service and add Henriot Souverain, Brut Champagne or Lucien Albrecht, Rose Brut Sparkling, a glass of sparkling perks up any afternoon.
108 E. Superior St. 312.337.2888. http://www.peninsula.com/Chicago/en/default.aspx#/Chicago/en/Dining/The_Lobby/
3 BIN 36
Known most notably for their wine flights, BIN also has stellar champagne flights, mimosa flights and an around the world Bloody Mary flight. And in case you were wondering where the name BIN came from, each wine is assigned a BIN # to take the guesswork out of which wines to pair with a unique menu dish.
339 N. Dearborn. 312.755.9464. http://www.bin36.com/
4 Sable Kitchen & Bar
With a 1940’s flair, Sable’s 40-foot bar focuses on Prohibition-era classics and a book of Sable's own cool creations. True to a bar's history of alchemy, the drinks are crafted at onyx mixology stations, back-lit by panels alluding to the chemical make-up of the various elixirs. You'll also find one of Chicago's most complete libraries of amber spirits, including a selection of distinct, approachable and interesting bottles. Master Sommelier Emily Wines' thoughtfully assembled wine and champagne list completes the libation line up.
505 N. State St. 312.755.9704. http://www.sablechicago.com/
5 Webster’s Wine Bar
Opened by two burnt out litigation consultants looking to make a lifestyle change after sipping some simple local wine in Seville, Spain, Webster’s is a low key, neighborhood wine bar with worldly flair and bubbly from around the globe.
1480 W. Webster. 773.868.0608. http://dev.websterwinebar.com/