The Happiest Hour: Beer, Wine and Spirits

The Happiest Hour: Beer, Wine and Spirits

Served on the rocks or neat, shaken or stirred, Chardonney or Chianti, the wineries, distillaries, breweries and liquor stores on Chicago's North Shore will serve up all your favorites. Explore unique local brands crafted right on site or indulge in high quality imports from far and wide. 

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

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

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

Sketchbook Brewing Company

4901 W. Main St., Skokie
(847) 584-2337
Craft beer lovers rejoice! Sketchbook Brewing Co., founded six years ago in Evanston, has opened a taproom in Skokie! Triple the size of the original brewery, custom... MORE

Smylie Brothers Brewing Co.

1615 Oak Ave., Evanston
(224) 999-7320
A craft brewery and smokehouse born out of years of the Smylie Family's dedication to the art of Texas BBQ and brewing. A lifetime of family cookouts allows us to o... 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

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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