February reminds us to be on our best behavior with our sweethearts, but we believe in romance throughout the year. And nothing sparks wonderful memories like trying something new together, or maybe finding a spot that becomes "yours." From fine dining to scenic views, we found the most awe-inspiring and "Aww, you shouldn't have"-inspiring activities throughout Chicago. We might not be called "The City of Love," but you'll certainly be feeling it.
This legendary champagne bar in River North’s Tree Studios boasts a world-class selection of 140 champagnes plus an extensive list of fine wines, spirits, cognacs and beer. The small plates menu includes regional cheeses and sliced meats, oysters, crispy pork, ricotta gnocchi and more. Live music with no cover Su-Tu at 9 pm.
Al Capone once frequented this former 1920s speakeasy, which has been restored to its art deco splendor and features great local jazz musicians in a hip atmosphere. Sunday nights feature the world-renowned Uptown Poetry Slam. Open M-F noon-4 am, Sa noon-5 am, Su 11 am-4 am. Cover charge $4-$15.