Although Chicago City Winery Riverwalk had a soft opening last summer, this Tuesday they blew it out of the water with their official Grand Opening party.
Even with mostly cloudy skies and mid-sixty temps—no one seemed to notice as the crowds just kept streaming in. And why wouldn't they--the views, the music, the wine, the food, and more.
The music and servers...
The boat rides...
Take a look. Is this Chicago?
Now you know why Chicagoans are willing to slush through the ice and snow while battling the cold winds of winter because we know at the end of every winter comes April, sometimes May and always June, July and August when we celebrate the best al fresco scene on the planet from our outdoor dining venues to our infinite list of festivals.
Chicago's Riverwalk is still a work in progress from LaSalle to the Lake St. Bridge. But the party's on from Clark, east to Columbus with restaurants, wine bars, boats and kayaks.
City Winery Riverwalk, located between State and Dearborn, has become one of the hotspots with its awesome views of the city and river, easy boat docking, wines from their Randolph Street Winery (and others), craft beers, spirits and an appetizer menu.
Chicago Electric Boats (pictured above) can be rented at reasonable hourly rates. Boats seating up to 10 go for $150 an hour and those seating 12 can be rented for $200 an hour. Add your own food and drink and you have an instant party. Check them out, here.
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