Rich Cabernet Franc, sweet Riesling, buttery Chardonnay — wine is so vast and varied. If you are in the mood to try some new wines and expand your palate, then head over to Flourish Lounge. It’s a new, less-pretentious kind of wine bar where you can kick back, enjoy great conversation, and really unwind.
Flourish has a chic concept with a vibe that may remind you of The Great Gatsby and the Roaring ’20s. In the front window, there is a line of small tables set against a bench, along with several rust-colored armchairs. Pop art on the brick walls really stands out, and there are larger tables for groups. If you’re in the mood to socialize, there’s also a pool table in the back.
One of the best attractions at Flourish is the self-serve wine tasting bar. Using a tap-like system, you can pour yourself as much or as little as you like, experimenting with various wines until you find one you really love.
The menu at Flourish is quaint, but each selection is carefully chosen to pair beautifully with the wine. There are salumi and charcuterie boards, which are fun to snack on with a group. There are also artisanal cheeses, served with an assortment of dried fruits and toast points. If you’re looking for something more unique, try the butter and salt flight. It comes with three small-batches of butter, toast, and several salts to sample. You’ll be surprised how much the flavors vary between the different kinds of butter. The pate of the day, along with the caramel and cheddar blend popcorn are other favorites.
Flourish is located at 193 N. Marion St. in Oak Park. They’re open daily during dinner hours, staying open until at least midnight, and they open early at 11 a.m. on weekends. Stop by soon, or contact us to learn more about Oak Park Place Apartments.Back to all posts