The Best Breweries, Wineries & Distilleries in Chicago, IL

Chicago’s a great town for wetting your whistle, needless to say—and that includes right here at Hotel Chicago, where we’ve got several on-site establishments and steps-away joints ideal for libations.

The city plays host to some truly world-class brewers, distillers, and winemakers, and an Autograph Collection guest room or suite here at Hotel Chicago gives you a fantastic launch pad for exploring the liquid masterpieces they create.

Explore Local & Regional Breweries, Distilleries, Wineries, and More on a Hotel Chicago Getaway

Chicago ranks among the great beer cities in the world: a reflection of down-home Midwestern culture, sure, but also the sheer caliber of the craft brewers at work here.

There are far too many grade-A breweries to list here, but we’ll throw a few out there to get you started, including the nearby Crushed by Giants Brewing Co. (600 N. Michigan Ave) just a hop, skip, and a jump from our hotel in Streeterville.

You’ll find the biggest independent craft brewery in Illinois over at Revolution Brewing (3340 N. Kedzie Ave), while the longest-running Windy City craft beer-maker, Goose Island, has two watering holes close to Hotel Chicago: the Goose Island Brewhouse at 1800 N. Clybourn Ave and the Goose Island Taproom at 1800 W Fulton Street.

Or steer your way up to “Malt Row” and sample the marvels at Begyle Brewing (1800 W. Cutler Ave).

It’s not only suds you can enjoy during your Hotel Chicago stay. Celebrate those busy bees with refreshments at Second City Meadery (4465 N Elston Ave) or Right Bee Cider (1830 N. Kostner), Chicago’s very first cidery.

On the spirits front, you’re also spoiled for choices: from the varied liquors produced at KOVAL (4241 N. Ravenswood Ave) to the American whiskeys of Judson & Moore Distillery (3057 N. Rockwell St, Bdg 5) and the European-style fruit brandies you can taste at Rhine Hall (2010 W. Fulton St).

And you can enjoy excellent wine, too, whether sipping right here in River North at Chicago Winery (739 N. Clark St) or day-tripping outside of the city to renowned wineries such as Prairie State Winery (222 W. Main St, Genoa, IL).

Stay (and Sip) at Hotel Chicago

Sample the remarkable craft brews, meads, ciders, spirits, and wines Chicagoland has to offer with a luxury getaway to Hotel Chicago in River North! We’ve really only scratched the surface when it comes to great brewers, distillers, vintners, and other artisans to appreciate in and around the city.


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