Pops for Champagne

★★★★☆
After two decades in Lincoln Park, the famous jazz and champagne bar brings its game downtown.
  • 601 N State St

    Chicago, IL 60611

    Cross street: Ohio Street

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  • 312-266-7677

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Where does one go for a glass of champagne on New Year's Eve? Apparently, not Pops. My wife and I dined at another downtown restaurant tonight and while out for an after dinner walk, we saw Pops and decided to stop in for a glass of

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Where does one go for a glass of champagne on New Year's Eve? Apparently, not Pops. My wife and I dined at another downtown restaurant tonight and while out for an after dinner walk, we saw Pops and decided to stop in for a glass of

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I visited Pops first time in May '10 for my birthday, what a great experience! Love the concept of a place to go for an awesome selection of the many different champagnes. The bartender was top knotch, very helpful with her friendly

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I visited Pops first time in May '10 for my birthday, what a great experience! Love the concept of a place to go for an awesome selection of the many different champagnes. The bartender was top knotch, very helpful with her friendly

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This bar is very modern and classy looking. the crowd is very fun and outgoing. the food and drinks are good. the prices are great. i recommend this place.

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This bar is very modern and classy looking. the crowd is very fun and outgoing. the food and drinks are good. the prices are great. i recommend this place.

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My friend celebrated her birthday here. we had a lot of fun. the place is really nice. the crowd is fun and friendly. i recommend this place. it is nice to come with friends.

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My friend celebrated her birthday here. we had a lot of fun. the place is really nice. the crowd is fun and friendly. i recommend this place. it is nice to come with friends.

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Wow! Pops is where I tried Taittinger champagne for the very first time. What a fabulous recommendation. Pops is a unique place with an undescribable atmosphere. From jazz, to champage, to wine tastings. Pops for Champagne is full of character. Not only do they have a gazillion champagnes to choose from, but also an incredible selection of fine wine and a creative cocktail list. Pops is an all time favorite.

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Wow! Pops is where I tried Taittinger champagne for the very first time. What a fabulous recommendation. Pops is a unique place with an undescribable atmosphere. From jazz, to champage, to wine tastings. Pops for Champagne is full of character. Not only do they have a gazillion champagnes to choose from, but also an incredible selection of fine wine and a creative cocktail list. Pops is an all time favorite.

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They have a great selection of champagne. It is a wonderful place to go for an after work or after dinner drink. If you are a champagne lover, you need to go here!

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They have a great selection of champagne. It is a wonderful place to go for an after work or after dinner drink. If you are a champagne lover, you need to go here!

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I love white wines especially the dessert wines like Riesling but this one night and my first visit to Pops, the bartender recommend something sweeter, Moscato D'Asti. I fell in love in an instant! He was very helpful and the suggestion was great! Ever since my visit at Pops I only order Moscato every chance I get. I also love their jazz lounge, great space.

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I love white wines especially the dessert wines like Riesling but this one night and my first visit to Pops, the bartender recommend something sweeter, Moscato D'Asti. I fell in love in an instant! He was very helpful and the suggestion was great! Ever since my visit at Pops I only order Moscato every chance I get. I also love their jazz lounge, great space.

Pros: Space and wine list

Cons: Parking

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I'm sorry, but the old location had much more ambiance, appeal, warmth, romance. The new location is sterile...and downstairs where live music is played is like walking into someone's badly remodeled basement. It's uncomfortable, expensive....a cover charge to go downstairs? and the champagne prices are so elevated. I was so disappointed when I took my boyfriend to Pops. I had told him how it was my favorite place in Chicago...little did I know how badly the new place was. I guess if I wanted to have my teeth pulled it is the perfect sterile environment. Don't waste your time and money if you are expecting character and charm and any romanctic mood whatsoever.

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I'm sorry, but the old location had much more ambiance, appeal, warmth, romance. The new location is sterile...and downstairs where live music is played is like walking into someone's badly remodeled basement. It's uncomfortable, expensive....a cover charge to go downstairs? and the champagne prices are so elevated. I was so disappointed when I took my boyfriend to Pops. I had told him how it was my favorite place in Chicago...little did I know how badly the new place was. I guess if I wanted to have my teeth pulled it is the perfect sterile environment. Don't waste your time and money if you are expecting character and charm and any romanctic mood whatsoever.

Pros: Ummm, only one, champagne

Cons: prices, atmosphere, lack of warmth, terrible feel to the place

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Pops has is a great jazz spot and is fantastic for a romantic night out on the town. They have over 100 types of champane on tape which (if you know anything about it) can give you some great options. Personally, I dont know enough to have that type of a variety make a difference, but it's worth the price for those of you who do know.

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Pops has is a great jazz spot and is fantastic for a romantic night out on the town. They have over 100 types of champane on tape which (if you know anything about it) can give you some great options. Personally, I dont know enough to have that type of a variety make a difference, but it's worth the price for those of you who do know.

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Everything about this place is fantastic. I have to admit I was a bit disappointed when the old location closed down, but I have now discoved a new, hip YUMMY alternative.
The executive chef, who I guess came from Japonois, is super friendly and has some creative fun dishes that match well with a glass of bubbly or a nice glass of wine. Don't hesitate to ask your bartender to help select the perfect wine either. They are so helpful. Overall it was a 5 star experience and I will be back for sure.
PS- try the : Flatbread with, Beefsteak Tomato, Grana and Prosciutto.. you will order 2 :-)

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Everything about this place is fantastic. I have to admit I was a bit disappointed when the old location closed down, but I have now discoved a new, hip YUMMY alternative.
The executive chef, who I guess came from Japonois, is super friendly and has some creative fun dishes that match well with a glass of bubbly or a nice glass of wine. Don't hesitate to ask your bartender to help select the perfect wine either. They are so helpful. Overall it was a 5 star experience and I will be back for sure.
PS- try the : Flatbread with, Beefsteak Tomato, Grana and Prosciutto.. you will order 2 :-)

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Of course my review is biased because I got engaged later on in the night after starting out at Pops for Champagne, but, there probably isn?t a cozier or more romantic/intimate setting in downtown Chicago. While I never visited the Sheffield location, the downtown location is almost surreal given its setting in the city so close to the Magnificent Mile. Add to that a tasty (yet simple) menu, a thorough champagne/sparking wine list, people watching on State Street, and a very chic jazz club and you have the best that Chicago can offer. I highly recommend Pops for Champagne!

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Of course my review is biased because I got engaged later on in the night after starting out at Pops for Champagne, but, there probably isn?t a cozier or more romantic/intimate setting in downtown Chicago. While I never visited the Sheffield location, the downtown location is almost surreal given its setting in the city so close to the Magnificent Mile. Add to that a tasty (yet simple) menu, a thorough champagne/sparking wine list, people watching on State Street, and a very chic jazz club and you have the best that Chicago can offer. I highly recommend Pops for Champagne!

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I use to love going the Pops on Sheffield so I thought this location would an updated version. I went with a bunch of friends to celebrate an engagement and was a little disappointed. Our server was "ok" the bartender was better and took care of us. As for the crowd, it would have been nice to see more people with some class. It is not ok to come to a place like this in a tee shirt, jeans and gym shoes. A dress code should definitely be imposed. Overall the apps were really good and the sparkling wine and champagne choices were excellent.

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I use to love going the Pops on Sheffield so I thought this location would an updated version. I went with a bunch of friends to celebrate an engagement and was a little disappointed. Our server was "ok" the bartender was better and took care of us. As for the crowd, it would have been nice to see more people with some class. It is not ok to come to a place like this in a tee shirt, jeans and gym shoes. A dress code should definitely be imposed. Overall the apps were really good and the sparkling wine and champagne choices were excellent.

Pros: Apps, great sparkling wine and champagne selection

Cons: very young crowd, needs a dress code

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My boyfriend and I sat at the bar on a tuesday night a month ago. The hostess was very friendly. Bar service was slow at first, but Alanna got her groove back and was awesome; full of sassy one-liners. Bottle prices ranged from about $24 to $300, so there's something for everyone. We snacked on the potato-crab cakes that practically melted in our mouths. For dessert we had the sour cream cheesecake drizzled with white chocolate and strawberries. We left very satisfied and couldn't wait to get back.
**Alana, the bartender did warn us not to come back on the weekend b/c of the drunken silly "rookie" crowd if we wanted to relax and enjoy ourselves.

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My boyfriend and I sat at the bar on a tuesday night a month ago. The hostess was very friendly. Bar service was slow at first, but Alanna got her groove back and was awesome; full of sassy one-liners. Bottle prices ranged from about $24 to $300, so there's something for everyone. We snacked on the potato-crab cakes that practically melted in our mouths. For dessert we had the sour cream cheesecake drizzled with white chocolate and strawberries. We left very satisfied and couldn't wait to get back.
**Alana, the bartender did warn us not to come back on the weekend b/c of the drunken silly "rookie" crowd if we wanted to relax and enjoy ourselves.

Pros: Good value, great food

Cons: weekend crowd

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Pops is a great nighborhood spot. Jazz downstairs, champagne bar upstairs, small plates to snack on, champagne for every tatse and every budget... Although Pops is a great late-night spot, the highlight of my visits has been the fact that I fell in love over 2 bottles of champagne one late friday night...Love ya LD!

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Pops is a great nighborhood spot. Jazz downstairs, champagne bar upstairs, small plates to snack on, champagne for every tatse and every budget... Although Pops is a great late-night spot, the highlight of my visits has been the fact that I fell in love over 2 bottles of champagne one late friday night...Love ya LD!

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Disappointing in every way. Problem is the website for this place is extremely misleading. Jazz downstairs is supposed to resemble 1920's France. Are you kidding? White walls, bare, acoustically messy and a nightclub atmosphere. The musicians will never play there again, they had no idea what they were walking into. Drunk 20 somethings mingling and laughing hysterically and making it a musical disaster. There were atleast 20 of us who complained when we left and none of us would ever go back. The tourists were blown away by the rudeness of others, they all departed first. Huge mistake and a night I will forget.

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★☆☆☆☆

Disappointing in every way. Problem is the website for this place is extremely misleading. Jazz downstairs is supposed to resemble 1920's France. Are you kidding? White walls, bare, acoustically messy and a nightclub atmosphere. The musicians will never play there again, they had no idea what they were walking into. Drunk 20 somethings mingling and laughing hysterically and making it a musical disaster. There were atleast 20 of us who complained when we left and none of us would ever go back. The tourists were blown away by the rudeness of others, they all departed first. Huge mistake and a night I will forget.

Pros: packed with 20 somethings if you're lonely

Cons: everything you can think of, absolutely everything

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my friends and i had a blast the last couple of times we've been here ... the champagne bar is filled with attractive folks and a very laid-back, friendly crowd ... the downstairs jazz club offers a very different vibe as it's more of a nightspot with live jazz music ... great bites & atmosphere!

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my friends and i had a blast the last couple of times we've been here ... the champagne bar is filled with attractive folks and a very laid-back, friendly crowd ... the downstairs jazz club offers a very different vibe as it's more of a nightspot with live jazz music ... great bites & atmosphere!

Pros: great champagne selection - food is excellent

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There's a definite buzz going on at Pops for Champagne, and not only because of all the sparkling wine being served (120 or so different varieties by the bottle and seven by the glass). Don't know your cava from a Prosecco? No worries,…

 

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