Joie de Vine started as a wine bar catering to a lesbian clientele but has expanded its focused to include craft beer and cocktails. The space itself remains cozy, though good design (and sidewalk tables in summer months) keeps things from feeling claustrophobic. Sit at the long wooden bar or opposing banquette and enjoy the real focal point of the room, a glass-brick wall lighted up in multiple colors. Try stopping by on a weeknight when the neighborhood regulars are least likely to crowd the slender bar.
1744 W. Balmoral Ave., Chicago, Illinois, 60640, United States