The Happiest Hour: Beer, Wine and Spirits
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Served on the rocks or neat, shaken or stirred, Chardonney or Chianti, the wineries, distilleries, breweries and liquor stores on Chicago's North Shore will serve up all your favorites for happy hour. Explore unique local brands crafted right on site or indulge in high quality imports from far and wide for the happiest hour. 

Beer on Central

1930 Central St., Evanston
(847) 905-0951
The spot for craft beer, cider, spirits and mead on the North Shore. We have an expertly curated selection of local craft beer to take home, and with 8 rotating taps... MORE

Blue Horse Tavern

1026 Davis St., Evanston
(847) 869-4343
An American Tavern, a casual neighborhood kitchen and gathering place for locals and visitors alike. Focused on great food & drinks made with care and rooted in cla... MORE

City Works Eatery and Pour House

365 W. Dundee Rd., Wheeling
(847) 941-0990
Offering a sprawling craft beer list with 90 local and global varieties, classic American food with brilliant chef-driven twists, and an upbeat energetic atmosphere.... MORE

Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant

583 N. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling
(847) 215-1200
Combining seasonally-inspired dishes with expertly paired wines, Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant gives guests the best in modern casual dining and one of the count... MORE

District Brew Yards

700 N. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling
(847) 663-5200
District Brew Yards (aka “the Brew Yards”) is the first of its kind to house a collective production brewery, beer hall, and shop under one roof. That’s right, they ... MORE

Double Clutch Brewing

2121 Ashland Ave., Evanston
(224) 999-6850
A 10,000 square-foot brewpub, bar, and event space, complete with a car-themed design and showroom. The brewery features a 15-barrel system with the brewing process ... MORE

Few Spirits

918 Chicago Ave., Evanston
(847) 920-8628
Evanston's first and only distillery, Few Spirits has been crafting award-winning whiskeys and gins since 2011. Tours include a review of Evanston's history of being... MORE

Good Grapes

821 Chestnut St., Winnetka
(847) 242-9800
A North Shore gem with a finely curated wine selection, artisanal charcuterie, select craft beers, and canned cocktails in a neighborhood store. Private and public w... MORE

Hangar Two by Tangled Roots Brewing Co.

1100 N. Milwaukee Ave., Glenview
(847) 375-6986
With a safe, spacious interior inspired by the story of Glenview's Naval Air Station, a chef-crafted menu that combines flavors from all four corners of the world, a... MORE

Lynfred Winery

971 N. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling
(847) 229-9463
Lynfred Winery Wheeling is the satellite location for Illinois' oldest family winery. The tasting room offers daily wine tasting and wines by the glass and hosts mo... MORE

Macushla Brewing Co.

1516 E. Lake Ave., Glenview
(847) 730-5199
Local family-owned brewery produces a wide range of beers. From lagers, blondes, IPAs and stouts, there is something for everyone. Dedicated to good atmosphere and g... MORE

Peckish Pig

623 Howard St., Evanston
(847) 491-6778
Seasonal suds, guest beers, craft cocktails and gastropub food (house-smoked and fried ham hocks with salted-caramel drizzle, tuna wellington, and much, much more in... MORE

Take Flight Spirits

8038 Lincoln Ave., Skokie
(847) 324-9373
A craft distillery, specializing in small-batch distillations of your favorite spirits. Bringing imaginative twists on the classics, using the best ingredients avail... MORE

Temperance Beer Co.

2000 Dempster St., Evanston
(847) 864-1000
It’s taken almost one hundred years, but Evanston can once again call itself home to a Temperance movement. But this time there’s beer. In fact, this one is all abou... MORE

Ten Ninety Brewing Company

1025 Waukegan Rd., Glenview
(224) 432-5472
Craft beer, scratch kitchen (beer infused/inspired dishes), family-friendly and large private party space. Recently featured on Chicago's Best, their eclectic combin... MORE

Wine Goddess

702 Main St., Evanston
(847) 475-9463
A fresh, felicitous take on the grape and its noblest derivative: Wine! An Evanston-based wine bar and retailer of craft wine, beer, and spirits.... MORE
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