As much as I don’t want to admit it, summer is gone and fall is upon us. Fall-lovers – congratulations! It is finally cozy, leaf-shoveling, sweater-weather.
Those hanging on to those glorious days of summer, you have been lucky with these 60+ degree fall days; but unfortunately for you, the cold is definitely on its way.
With the cold comes a sad announcement: City Winery Chicago at the Riverwalk is closed for the season. October 31st was the last day that our Riverwalk location was open for 2016.
I started my internship in September here at City Winery, and got to go to the riverwalk one of my first days on the job. It was an absolutely gorgeous day on the river, and the lunch that I had from CWC made the view and the atmosphere that much more enjoyable. I was surprised to find out that it was only our second summer out on the river, as it had seemed like this place was such a staple in the Loop and at the Riverwalk.
Our second location opened on June 12, 2015. We opened on the Riverwalk to bring a taste of our West Loop location downtown to the Loop. The absolutely incredible view coupled with some of our best West Loop dishes and a large wine and beer menu, the Riverwalk location has offered the perfect spot for both locals and tourists to enjoy the sights of our city during the warm months.
Our staple at City Winery is our live music, and we couldn’t open our second location without including some of what makes us who we are. So, this summer, we hosted live performances by artists such as Paulo Garcia, Jonas Friddle, Gussied, Aryk Crowder and more. And, of course, we can’t have City Winery without the wine — we also introduced many more wine events at our Riverwalk location. Plus, we added 60 additional seats so that we could hold more of you in 2016!
If you’ve ever visited us on a beautiful summer day, I don’t think you could argue that there is a better place to relax and have a drink and a meal. Our Italian Baratta plate and Rosé wine flew off the shelves at the Riverwalk. For those of you who didn’t have the chance to visit this summer, now you can see for yourself – here are some of the best pictures our guests took at City Winery Riverwalk this season!
With the Riverwalk season coming to an end, we here at City Winery Chicago want to thank you for enjoying our city and the beautiful weather down at the Riverwalk with us this summer. As sad as it is to say goodbye to summer 2016, we can’t wait to open on the Riverwalk in 2017! Until then, come visit us in the West Loop.
-Dori – City Winery Chicago Marketing Intern