About Us

Chicago Drinks Guide, is an online portal focused on the culture of drinks in Chicago. Chicago Drinks Guide's no #1 goal is to offer an insider’s guide to the city. The Chicago Drinks Guide is your ideal space to look for wines, beers, spirits, and cocktails recommended by noted bartenders and sommeliers from around the world.

The guide will share the latest cocktails and recipes along with new bars and pubs openings in Chicago. The Chicago Drinks Guide aims to be the source of your information on global and local drinking culture. The online portal is set to become the best guide for Chicago drinks consumers, and anyone visiting Chicago as they connect with the top bartenders and sommeliers, owners of bars, restaurants, and pubs around Chicago, and across USA as well.

With the help of the Chicago Drinks Guide, you can go from, “I have no idea what wine to buy while staring at the discount section at your local grocery store” to “Have you tried this Rose from Washington” or “I know this amazing hidden bar that we have to go to”. Not only will you find what you’re looking for in the drinks industry, but you will also get to learn about wines, beers, spirits, and the industry as a whole from industry experts.
Chicago Drinks Guide is brought to you by Beverage Trade Network, a leading b2b drinks industry media company. The Chicago Drinks Guide has been a long time coming and is really a culmination of the work that BTN has been doing all these years.

"We have gone from strength to strength in the B2B drinks industry and now feel the time is right to take our expertise and contacts and talk directly to consumers with a unique platform that is based on the expertise of those sharing their views on it. We think our combination of information and education will be both interesting and fun for consumers," says Sid Patel, CEO, and Founder of Beverage Trade Network and Chicago Drinks Guide.

About Beverage Trade Network
Beverage Trade Network (BTN) hosts events, competitions, expos, tastings and conferences for the alcohol beverage industry on a global basis. BTN hosts the USA Trade Tasting event in New York, the International Bulk Wine & Spirits Show in Chicago, Chicago and Chicago Drinks Guide, and a number of other events in Asia, Europe and North America. BTN also publishes a number of publications for the wine, beer and spirits industry.
Beverage Trade Network is dedicated to helping producers and brand owners get closer to buyers, distributors and retailers. As part of this mission, Beverage Trade Network organizes events as part of a wider drinks initiative to introduce new brands, producers and manufacturers to the global marketplace.

From Our Blog

What to Drink

Fizzing up the Windy city - Hard Seltzer craze

05/01/2024 The Era of bubbly Hard Seltzer is favorable for many Chicagoans. This low-calorie fizzy drink is everyone’s favorite in Illinois, increasing its growth by USD 6.53 billion in 2023 across the USA.