Party Earth Review Right at home among the quaint brunch spots, casual ethnic restaurants, and quirky boutiques that call Andersonville home, In Fine Spirits is a cozy wine bar that exudes sophistication without exhausting patrons’ wallets... ... read full review
5420 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60640
Red Line: Berwyn
Bar: M–Th 5pm–midnight, F–Sa 4pm–2am, Su 4–11pm
Kitchen: M–Th 5–11pm, F–Sa 5pm–midnight, Su 5–10pm
Andersonville / Edgewater, Chicago –
Right at home among the quaint brunch spots, casual ethnic restaurants, and quirky boutiques that call Andersonville home, In Fine Spirits is a cozy wine bar that exudes sophistication without exhausting patrons’ wallets.
The space is bright and minimally decorated, with low lounge chairs and simple tables scattered down one side and a long bar stretched down the other. Though bachelorette and birthday parties are known to converge here, the clientele is mostly made up of casual but discerning locals in the mood for something more upscale minus the thumping club beats and bottle service.
A spacious patio in the back makes the venue especially popular in warm weather, when groups of friends file out to sip through wine flights amid the lush greenery and twinkling lights.
Although nothing out of the ordinary, the menu of mostly classic cheese platters, pasta, and seafood seems just enough for guests more drawn by the leisurely vibe that helps them relax as they eat, drink, and maybe drink a little more.
Some groups stay well after midnight, moving on to the classic cocktails and hand-pumped beers, while others depart with their own bottles from the sister retail space right next door.
For wine fans who want conversation and company, In Fine Spirits is the perfect neighborhood gathering spot that leaves everyone feeling good.
Hipsters, wine snobs on a budget, big groups of girlfriends, and gay and straight couples, mid-20s to late 30s.
Bartender’s playlist features everything from alt rock to techno. Game Night on Mondays, with some board games available.
Full menu of mostly small plates including cheese platters, flatbreads, gnocchi, and lamb.
Cheese and charcuterie selections $15–$28, flatbreads $8–$9, entrées $14–$21. Beer $5–$10, wine $7–$12/glass or $18–$40+/bottle, wine flights $10–$15, cocktails $9–$12, spirits and absinthe $11–$15.
Casual to dressy: jeans, checked shirts, jackets, dresses.
Thursday through Saturday nights to enjoy a packed house of spirited spirits or any warm night to relax on the patio.
Great Lake (1477 West Balmoral Avenue), one of many neighborhood BYOBs, serves up pizza that goes perfectly with that wine bought at the In Fine Spirits store.