5 Must-Try Chicago Spots for Take-Out Wine & Cocktails

J.P. Anderson | March 25, 2020 | Food & Drink

Shelter in place in style with take-out cocktails, wine and more from some of Chicago’s top restaurants and bars.


The Gold Coast hot spot has opened its exclusive Mavens & Aficionados wine club to the public, so now you can grab a $98 Pommery Rose Brut Apanage Champagne NV or $70 San Vincente Sierra Cantabria Rioja 2013 to pair with your to-go order of fire roasted scallops or surf and turf. 8 W. Maple St., 312.944.8888

Connoisseurs of collectible liquors have the rare opportunity to raid the RPM cabinet, as the restaurants are selling some of its most coveted vintages at a discounted price. Highlights include Domaine de la Romanée-Conti "Marc de Bourgogne" 1994 eau-de-vie ($535); Fuenteseca Reserva 1998 15-year-aged extra añejo tequla ($450); and Buffalo Trace "Old Fashioned Copper" 1994 bourbon ($4,100). Call 312.222.1888 to order and schedule pickup, 52 W. Illinois St.

No need for a reservations to sample The Aviary’s legendary cocktails—just order a to-go meal from Next, Alinea or Roister, and for a $65 supplement you’ll get the award-winning bar’s Jamaican Jerk Margarita Kit, including a bottle of tequila, fresh lime and pineapple juice, and jerk syrup—enough to serve 10-12 drinks.

One surefire way to instantly transport yourself to the vibe of future summer days on outdoor patios: Take-out frozen negronis from Parson’s Lincoln Park, perfect for washing down a fried chicken skillet with fixings ($32). 2435 N. Halsted St., 773.661.6016

In addition to a limited take-out menu of $40 family-style dinners and restaurant favorites—think Wagyu meatballs and truffle mushroom pizzas—the Dineamic Group’s cornerstone restaurant is featuring a half-dozen bottles of wine to go, from Tiamo prosecco to Wairau River Sauvignon Blanc, all priced at just $30. 51 W. Kinzie St., 312.595.1322

Tags: cocktails

Photography by: Courtesy of RPM Restaurants