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Chicago’s Most Civilized Place to Select Your Wines, Spirits and Beers.


Known for its wine and spirits tasting classes and renowned for its extensive selection of the finest wines, spirits and beers of the world since 1888, The House of Glunz, Chicago’s oldest wine merchants, is a premier private event venue for social and corporate  events.


Our two private event rooms are unique, historic and unrivaled in the Chicago area for atmosphere. Consider THE HOUSE OF GLUNZ for your next social or corporate gathering.  Each private event is customized to please your guests, the occasion and your budget.


The Old World Tasting Room:


The setting of this room, with its antique carved oak furnishings, stained glass windows and nineteenth century artifacts creates an atmosphere of Old World elegance and tradition. Hand-wrought iron fixtures from the walled city of Rothenburg, Germany, oil paintings, early family photographs and numerous interesting objects d’art give this room a proper ambiance for the appreciation of history and culture to be realized in the world of wine.


The Old World Tasting Room is suitable for small gatherings with dining space for 6 and stand up reception for 10.


Basic event $450.

    Price includes six wines, cheese/fruit/nut plates, wine professional presenter, handout, glassware, service and   


    Venue rental is based on 3 hours during store hours.

    $150 additional for each hour over 3 hours.


The Historic Glunz Tavern Room:


During the lively 1890s and the early decades of the 20th century, Louis Glunz Sr. was proprietor of a family style tavern in our south room adjacent to his wine shop. It bustled with friendly gatherings in the all German neighborhood of Wells Street that stretched north and northwest down Lincoln Avenue.  The glow of French and German stain glass windows creates an atmosphere of elegance and hospitality. A collection of rare crystal glassware from many lands is on display in antique cabinets. Wine casks recall the days when wine arrived in barrels to be aged, blended and bottled here in our cellar. An old sandwich board lists our former tavern fare which included a 10¢ Caviar Sandwich.


The Historic Glunz Tavern Room is suitable for larger gatherings with dining space for 30 sit down and 50 for receptions.  Classroom setup is appropriate for this room.


Basic room rental $600.

    Price includes glassware, service and cleanup.

    Venue rental is based on 3 hours during regular store hours.

    $200 additional for each hour over 3 hours.


  • Custom Wine, Spirits or Beer Tastings 
  • Wine, Spirits or Beer Seminars with  a professional instructor
  • Catered Receptions and Dinners
  • Birthdays, Anniversaries, Rehearsal Dinners
  • Networking and convention activities
  • Holiday Parties
  • And other occasions to become memorable.


Wine Seminar and Tasting Suggestions

Join our wine professional in an informative and delicious tour through the world of wine.  Choose from these popular wine topics designed to accommodate all levels of wine knowledge.

  • Wine Tasting 101
  • Important Red Grapes  (Well-known from different terroirs; or unique grapes)
  • Whites with a Difference
  • Wine Tour of France
  • Wine Tour of Spain
  • Wine Tour of Italy
  • Cabernets of the World
  • Pinot Noir of the World


Price: $50 per person for a seated class with wine professional instructor, eight wines and handout materials. ($1,000.00 minimum).

Wines are served with cheese, saucisson, fruit, nuts and baguettes.

          $50 per person for a stand up reception with six wines, descriptive list, wine professional server.

          Additional imported cheeses and pates are served for this style event.  ($1000 minimum)


Artisan Beers of the World and Spirits are additional topics for events at The House of Glunz.


Quotes given are for our selection of wines, always from well regarded producers.  The selection can certainly be adjusted for a more advanced, upscale tasting.