GoodFunk showcases the best of the natural wine world by highlighting winemakers from all across the globe, not just traditional winemaking regions.
Stylistically, we choose wines that are intentionally different and outside of the box of what “normal” wines may be considered: cider champagnes, piquettes, pet-nats, clarets, skin-contacted and experimental blends share the same stage as mono-varietal classics.
The winemakers we feature meticulously maintain their vineyards and fermentations to give a truthful representation of the land they farm while also assuming higher risks by not using herbicides, pesticides and additives.
We love the ultra-small production wines and rotate our list frequently to give you something new and fun to try each time you come in, offered in flights, by the bottle and by-the-glass.
GoodFunk is located in the historic six-story Great Lakes Building, which was originally built in 1912 as a mill and is the first building with green space along the Chicago River. As anyone who has taken the essential Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise can tell you, prior to its construction, this was the site of a temporary structure erected for the 1860 Republican National Convention, when Abraham Lincoln accepted the Republican nomination for President.
Over the years, the Loop has become a fantastic residential community with the addition of modern condominium high-rises alongside the Chicago River and stunning skyscrapers for which the area is widely known. We believe that every fabulous neighborhood deserves a fabulous wine bar. GoodFunk is that place, where guests can discover the next great regions and winemakers of the world while enjoying decadent bar nibbles and conversation.