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Many award winning wines and brews await you on your next adventure...

Enjoy a nice glass of Lynfred's award winning wineLake County has a little bit of everything, and that includes its own piece of wine country. It’s easy to get lost in a glass of Lynfred Winery’s award winning wines. Cozy up to a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon that is as warm and welcoming as the ambiance around you. But don’t get carried away just yet, there’s plenty more to enjoy!

Taste the expertise that goes into the small batched and fortified wines of the Vigneto del Bino Winery in Antioch. Try a new flavor for every season or the award-winning classics since they planted their first vine in 2009. The Antioch winery now has over 2,300 vines stretching over 10 acres of land. Valentino Vineyards in Long Grove is the place to be for stunning views of 20 leafy acres and a tasting of wines that would make Dionysus, the Greek god of wine, see green. Spend an afternoon sampling 20 wines and might I suggest the cheese plate? They’re available with advanced notice!

Mickey Finn's Amber Wheat Ale is a popular Lake County beverageSomething’s Brewing in Lake County! Mickey Finn’s set the standard for Lake County when they became our first brew pub in 1993 and have been raising the bar ever since. Try some samples, commit to a pint of one of their seasonal brews, and even take home a jug for later.

You don’t have to love sports to appreciate a good beer, but Half Day Brewery in Lincolnshire has plenty of both. When trying their hockey themed brews, start with the Red Line Ale, and then work your way through to the Bench Minor Blonde, and don’t forget my favorite…The Hattrick Hefeweizen.

Try fresh brewed Gin in the North Shore Distilleries tasting roomLet the North Shore Distillery lift your spirits with their award winning Gin and Vodka, and even learn the trick to sampling their Sirène Absinthe, all made onsite. Ever try Aquavit? It’s a spirit blended from caraway, cumin and coriander, and the North Shore Distillery is the only place in Chicago that brews their own! Get a behind the scenes tour to see how it’s all done, and then sample the spirits that recently won them the title of Best Local Distiller by Chicago Magazine.

Go for a stroll through historic Downtown Waukegan, home of author Ray Bradbury and then enjoy a fine selection of wine at 17 North Bar and Grill. Explore the unique streets of Downtown Antioch and stop in Rugan’s pub for an impressive collection of craft beers. The Beer Market in Vernon Hills is a craft beer lover’s paradise and features over 500 microbrews as well as gluten free options, seasonal brews and more. Viva Le Vine in Downtown Libertyville offers a rare collection of aged wines, as well as hand crafted brews and ports.

Cheers!

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17 North Bar and Grill (Waukegan)
Sports bar, bar and grill and wine bar. Upstairs private dining area for parties and special events. ...Read More



Bonta' Italian Deli and Wine Shop (Lincolnshire)
An authentic Italian market with a deli boasting fine imported and domestic meats and cheeses, fresh grilled vegetables, baked entrees, gelato, olives...Read More



Bosacki's Home Brew (Mundelein)
Bosacki's Home Brew is a small microbrewery and tavern/tasting room providing a variety of beers with the emphasis on beer to take home and share with...Read More



Brew Restaurant & Bar (Lincolnshire)
Enjoy innovative food and beverages in a stylish setting. Menu includes entree salads, steaks, seafood, hand-crafted sandwiches and flatbreads, and an...Read More



Broken Earth Winery (Long Grove)
The Broken Earth Winery in Long Grove offers wine tastings, wine club memberships, video gaming and a seasonal menu of small plates featuring wine fri...Read More



Buffalo Creek Brewing (Long Grove)
Lake County's only destination brewery in the heart of Historic Downtown Long Grove. We specialize in German and Belgian style beers, but also cater t...Read More



Cafe Pyrenees (Libertyville)
Casual Country French Bistro dining with a full bar, outdoor patio, catering, live entertainment and a retail wine shop. ...Read More



Copper Fiddle Distillery (Lake Zurich)
Family owned, local craft distilling business that sources non-GMO grains from the Midwest and distilling equipment proudly made in the USA. Serving B...Read More



Flesk Brewing Company (Barrington)
We are a dog friendly taproom. We ask to please keep your dog on-leash at all times. Dogs need to be comfortable with crowds and other dogs. The tapro...Read More



Glunz Family Winery & Cellars - Grayslake (Grayslake)
Enjoy four generations of wine making at Lake County's first winery. Award-winning wines available for tasting and purchase by the bottle or discount...Read More



Half Day Brewing Co. (Lincolnshire)
Casual, comfortable yet energetic and an inviting, exciting and sophisticated atmosphere. The menu features artisan hand tossed pizza made in a wood f...Read More



Lake Bluff Brewery (Lake Bluff)
Lake Bluff Brewing Company is a small craft brewery devoted to upholding the lofty standards of quality craft beer being produced by so many fine Chic...Read More



Light the Lamp (Grayslake)
Brewery offering tastings Wednesday - Sunday. Colleagues brewing and refining beer beginning with the Red Line Ale and more all named with Hockey term...Read More



Coupon Lynfred Winery Wheeling (Wheeling)
Welcome to Lynfred Winery Wheeling! Established in 2008, Lynfred Wheeling is a satellite location for Illinois' oldest and largest, continually-ope...Read More



Coupon Mickey Finn's Brewery (Libertyville)
Mickey Finn's Brewery is a landmark casual social gathering place famous for handcrafted beer. Since opening in 1993 as Lake County's first brewpub, ...Read More



Nirvana Wine and Grillerie (Vernon Hills)
World tastes inspired menu comprised of the freshest ingredients prepared to compliment the flavors as nature intended. Offering over 100 different wi...Read More



North Shore Distillery, LLC (Green Oaks)
A Spirit Lover's Paradise! We are the first craft distillery in Illinois, and we make a range of amazing spirits. Stop by to try some of our wares...Read More



Only Child Brewing Company (Gurnee)
Only Child Brewing Company is a small batch, family owned & operated brewery in Chicago’s North Shore. Only Child offers a Tap Room where guests can e...Read More



Prairie Kraft Brewing Company (Buffalo Grove)
Prairie Krafts Brewing Company creates and responsibly markets house beers that enhance the enjoyment of life for consumers....Read More



Rugan's (Antioch)
A Wine, Martini & Ale House located in downtown Antioch. Featuring live music Thursday, Friday & Saturday night every week. Offering the best beer sel...Read More



Side Lot Brewery (Wauconda)
A rustic, reclaimed and leather-filled lounge. Cool, welcoming color palettes and friendly faces. And best of all, food and drink capable of turning a...Read More



The Beer Market (Vernon Hills)
An old-world specialty beer pub with a lively, modern twist and charm. Featuring over 500+ microbrews, craft, flavored, organic, gluten-free, seasonal...Read More



Coupon The Vine Martini & Wine Bar (Grayslake)
The Vine is located in Downtown Grayslake. We focus on bringing a warm and relaxing environment to the local community. We constantly work on bringing...Read More



UnWined of Long Grove (Long Grove)
UnWined holds a variety of wines by the glass as well as a diverse collection of wine bottles that is sure to please everyone's palate. We also have ...Read More



Coupon Valentino Vineyards Inc. (Long Grove)
You don't have to take a trip to California to see a beautiful vineyard. Taste award winning wines, tour the vineyard, group and private events with f...Read More



Coupon Vigneto del Bino Winery (Antioch)
Vigneto del Bino Winery is a boutique winery specializing in “Wines grown from local Vines”. The winery sits on one acre of a 10 acre property surroun...Read More



Zumbier Brewery (Waukegan)
Zumbier Brewery produces fine small batch beer. Fill growlers, give tours, tap room and food pairings. Beer is also available at many local taverns an...Read More




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