It’s harder to pair wine and cheese than you think—so stop thinking about it and let the people at this sophisticated wine-cheese-chocolate bar do it for you. Experts flutter around the warm, dark wood-ridden room, expounding on the carefully handled wines and artisanal cheeses. It’s the kind of service (and diet) a person could really get used to—if it weren’t so damn expensive.
Hotel InterContinental, 505 N Michigan Ave
|Cross street:||at Illinois Ave|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu 4pm–midnight; Fri, Sat 1pm–1am; Sun 1pm–10pm|
|Transport:||El stop: Red to Grand. Bus: 2, 3, 10, 26, 29, 65, 120, 121, 143, 147, 151.|
|Price:||Average glass of wine: $12|