When Christopher worked at the new Loews hotel in Streeterville, I often found myself visiting him on his breaks or picking him up from work. There is a Whole Foods across the street from the hotel, and I would take advantage and grocery shop while waiting for him and then we would always have a beer at their bar! It might seem weird to hangout at a grocery store bar, but hear me out. You can grab anything from the grocery store and bring it to the bar to snack on, and the beer is significantly cheaper since they sell it at cost. The bartenders also can’t accept tips, and they are super knowledgable about the beer they’re pouring.
We used to do the same thing at the wine bar at Plum Market in Old Town before they closed…their wines were $3/glass!
What’s not to love?!