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Old 11-11-2007, 12:31 AM   #1
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Anyone have a good downtown/near North side Chicago micro shop? My brother recently moved there and I'll be visiting him sometime in the next month or two. Any suggestions?

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Old 11-11-2007, 12:38 AM   #2
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Anyone have a good downtown/near North side Chicago micro shop? My brother recently moved there and I'll be visiting him sometime in the next month or two. Any suggestions?

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Old 11-11-2007, 03:10 AM   #3
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Goose Island was pretty cool, and have fresh fried potato chips.

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Places mentioned so far are all bars (and I think Berghoff is closed?)...sounds like you're looking for a bottle shop? Best place to start is probably Sam's Wines at 1720 N Marcey (near North & Clybourn). They usually have a pretty good selection. Binny's Beverage Depot is also pretty good (couple different locations near downtown).

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Yeah, Sam's is a good place to start/ Plus its right across the street from the Goose Island Brewpub on Clybourn. Good excuse to hit them both...I mean... you're there, right?

I haven't been there yet, but supposedly the new Binnys in the South Loop is monstrous.

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Stop in to Beer Bistro (bar, not bottle shop) on W Madison (1200 block, I think). The have a great selection and good food too. Friendly bartenders too.

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Is Casey's still there? I used to order beers from Alan that I couldn't find in Seattle. Went there several years ago and he had an amazing selection.

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I spent a few months downtown there last year. The Rock Bottom brewery got a lot of business from me. It was within walking distance and they have pretty good food. Try the buffalo fajitas.

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