I’m a huge fan of BYOB’s in the city, and Chicago has a lot of them that I’ve discovered over the past few years. They usually have great food, a nice atmosphere and the price is definitely right. But recently I discovered a place that is BYOF (Bring Your Own Food), which I thought was a creative idea in allowing me to still enjoy a unique and intimate evening out without breaking the bank.
Trayce D opened a WineStyles franchise in the South Loop recently and hasn’t looked back. Located at 1240 S. Michigan Ave, her goal for WineStyles is to be the neighborhood wine boutique store that carries exceptional wines from all over the world. Wine Styles wines are for drinking, not worshipping and are priced at $25 and under. They take the guesswork out of buying wine by categorizing wines by taste styles rather than grape or varietals. They make learning about wine easy and enjoyable. And, they have an excellent selection of gift items including gift baskets and wine accessories.
The South Loop WineStyles offers the following:
* Wine Club Membership
* Complimentary tastings on Thursdays, 6-8pm
* Online shopping option
* Fine Cigars
* Private parties and events
* Live music on select nights
* B.Y.O.F (Bring Your Own Food) as they serve wine by the glass, or you can open a bottle.
* Wine classes and special order most wines by the bottle or case within 24 hours
Besides being a neighborhood boutique wine store, WineStyles provides a comfort and cozy setting for friends to meet up and partake in libations together. Sara Kay, their on staff Sommelier, can help you select a nice bottle of wine for your special occasion. I particularly like the fact that I can bring my own food, buy a great bottle of wine and still have a few dollars left over for dessert!
Check out Trayce D and her South Loop Wine Styles location at 1240 S. Michigan Ave or log onto www.winestyles.net.