Pops for Champagne
May 11, 2018
There are no prizes for guessing what Pops for Champagne does best. This popular champagne bar is also one of Chicago’s top night spots, serving an excellent list of champagnes – around 200 selections – as well as a seasonal menu of small plates and shareable items designed to pair well with a glass (or three) of fizz. Located in River North, it’s a great space for celebrating, either life’s big occasions or everyday pleasures. Sometimes only a glass of the bubbly stuff will cut it. The drinks list features all the big names in the champagne biz but also some boutique and grower-producer options. It’s a great place to explore champagne’s complexity, variety and richness as a drink. There’s a good selection available by the glass and a range of magnums and even the odd jeroboam if you want to go large. There are also non bubbly wines and a small range of well-made cocktails to choose from, while the food menu features Devilled Eggs, Crispy Black Tiger Shrimp, zingy Ahi Tuna Tartar, Tempura Wisconsin Cheese Curds, a selection of oysters from the raw bar and a delicious Escargot en Brioche. There are live jazz Sundays as well because smooth music pairs wonderfully well with a crisp glass of fine fizz.