Vertigo Sky Lounge Chicago Il

Vertigo Sky Lounge Chicago Il

(credit: danahotelandspa.com) Vertigo Sky Lounge 2 W. Erie St. Chicago, IL 312.202.6060 danahotelandspa.com Of course, there is a strong contingent of River North rooftops on the list, but its hard to deny the appeal of the positive comfort and viewables that await the Vertigo visitor. The sleek (yet affordable) dana hotel & spa has multiple positive attributes, and not the least of which is its 26th floor semi-outdoors bar/lounge. While it has a reputation for Jersey-Shore-style dubiousness, the location, staff, and relaxing views & amenities more than make up for it.
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Vertigo Sky Lounge Chicago Il

(credit: epicrestaurantchicago.com/sky) Epic Sky 112 W. Hubbard St. Chicago, IL 312.222.4940 epicrestaurantchicago.com/sky If a downtown Miami-esque Chicago experience is your objective, the upstairs at Epic on Hubbard Street will likely fulfill those expectations. Rest assured, there’s some comfortable space, some plants, and a fair amount of sociable sorts awaiting your arrival. Cabana space is available on first-come, first-served basis, so its best to show up early. Despite its River North location and clubby vibe, no bottle service is required, so you can chill without having to drop those extra Benjamins.
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Vertigo Sky Lounge Chicago Il

Over the summer, visitors still waited in long lines to party upstairs at Vertigo. The venue lasted eight years, as rooftop bars became increasingly popular in Chicago. The hotel revamped the space in 2013. Check back to find out if Fifty/50 has anything to add about their new project.
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Vertigo Sky Lounge Chicago Il

ChicagoistJuly 26, 2016Billing itself as a “party lounge,” Vertigo lives up to the sales pitch. It's a gorgeous space, and if you can get a seat by a fire pit, hang on to it for dear life. Read more
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Vertigo Sky Lounge Chicago Il

Billing itself as a “party lounge,” Vertigo lives up to the sales pitch. It's a gorgeous space, and if you can get a seat by a fire pit, hang on to it for dear life. Read more
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Vertigo Sky Lounge Chicago Il

Of course, there is a strong contingent of River North rooftops on the list, but its hard to deny the appeal of the positive comfort and viewables that await the Vertigo visitor. The sleek (yet affordable) dana hotel & spa has multiple positive attributes, and not the least of which is its 26th floor semi-outdoors bar/lounge. While it has a reputation for Jersey-Shore-style dubiousness, the location, staff, and relaxing views & amenities more than make up for it.
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Vertigo Sky Lounge Chicago Il

(credit: trumphotelcollection.com) Terrace at Trump 401 N. Wabash Ave., 16th Floor Chicago, IL 312.588.8600 trumphotelcollection.com If you’ve got a fully-loaded money gun, and are prepared to fire away at a special occasion, the Terrace on the 16th floor if the Trump International Hotel Chicago is the place to do it. Strategically designed (I’m guessing) to provide parallel views of the architecturally excellent Wrigley Building next door, as well as the distant lake, winding Chicago river and Loop skyline, the Terrace makes the most of its prime real estate. Reservations might come with a steep food & beverage minimum, but stopping by for a couple drinks on a particularly fine evening is a huge value proposition, as the Donald might say.
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Vertigo Sky Lounge Chicago Il

(credit: iiiforks.com) III Forks Prime Steakhouse 333 E. Benton Pl. Chicago, IL 312.938.4303 iiiforks.com The recently-opened local outpost of the small III Forks chain has an expansive (and, yeah, a little expensive) rooftop overlooking the rather weird and pedestrian-unfriendly condo canyon known as Lakeshore East. Night is the best time to lounge here, as the city lights envelop the panorama beyond the long bar and patio cabanas. While dinner at the restaurant below can be a savory wonder, this spot stands out locally, as there is very little to compete (aside from, perhaps, Millennium Park) with the pure lounge-ness of the swanky scene upstairs.
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If you’ve got a fully-loaded money gun, and are prepared to fire away at a special occasion, the Terrace on the 16th floor if the Trump International Hotel Chicago is the place to do it. Strategically designed (I’m guessing) to provide parallel views of the architecturally excellent Wrigley Building next door, as well as the distant lake, winding Chicago river and Loop skyline, the Terrace makes the most of its prime real estate. Reservations might come with a steep food & beverage minimum, but stopping by for a couple drinks on a particularly fine evening is a huge value proposition, as the Donald might say.
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DrumBAR Chicago 201 E. Delaware Pl. Chicago, IL 312.943.5000 www.drumbarchicago.com Ok, this place isn’t open yet, but the location and boutique character of the Hotel Raffaello alone is enough to earn a recommendation. Based on the proposed concept (the bar is set to open next month), a visit to DrumBAR should be a memorable one. Especially more so than the raging Rush Street scene a few blocks west. Anyway, while most outdoor venues tend to lean toward summery drinks to complement the breezy vibes, DrumBAR’s drink selection focuses on the toasty amber liquids more closely associated with chillier climates. This is in part due to the “speakeasy” theme going on here, but, with the Pelago-sourced small plates, boutique vibe, and choice location, this is going to be the under-the-radar hotspot of the Gold Coast summer.
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mpmessierMontreal, Canada5324Reviewed October 12, 2016 Great viewsVertigo Sky lounge offers trendy drinks and food and nice views. The firepits are also very nice when colder températures arrive.Thank mpmessier
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The recently-opened local outpost of the small III Forks chain has an expansive (and, yeah, a little expensive) rooftop overlooking the rather weird and pedestrian-unfriendly condo canyon known as Lakeshore East. Night is the best time to lounge here, as the city lights envelop the panorama beyond the long bar and patio cabanas. While dinner at the restaurant below can be a savory wonder, this spot stands out locally, as there is very little to compete (aside from, perhaps, Millennium Park) with the pure lounge-ness of the swanky scene upstairs.
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May in Chicago typically offers an early taste of what is sure to be yet another awesome summer in the ultimate Midwestern city. For one thing, the increasingly warmer weather signals the re-emergence of the city’s many rooftop lounges, as nightlife options sprout from hibernation like weeds from a sidewalk. The city’s rooftops are inherently romantic at this time of year, with abundant glimmering views of the skyline, stars and swell-looking people. Yes, the roofs often have restrictive reservation policies, get easily overcrowded, and charge a premium for the minimum, but the vibes and the breezes and the boozes often go a great distance toward making up for the fusses. Here’s a selection of the city’s finest upper-floor hangouts to sip, be seen, and gaze upon the wondrous urban canopy beyond.
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If a downtown Miami-esque Chicago experience is your objective, the upstairs at Epic on Hubbard Street will likely fulfill those expectations. Rest assured, there’s some comfortable space, some plants, and a fair amount of sociable sorts awaiting your arrival. Cabana space is available on first-come, first-served basis, so its best to show up early. Despite its River North location and clubby vibe, no bottle service is required, so you can chill without having to drop those extra Benjamins.
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By Greg Wahl May in Chicago typically offers an early taste of what is sure to be yet another awesome summer in the ultimate Midwestern city. For one thing, the increasingly warmer weather signals the re-emergence of the city’s many rooftop lounges, as nightlife options sprout from hibernation like weeds from a sidewalk. The city’s rooftops are inherently romantic at this time of year, with abundant glimmering views of the skyline, stars and swell-looking people. Yes, the roofs often have restrictive reservation policies, get easily overcrowded, and charge a premium for the minimum, but the vibes and the breezes and the boozes often go a great distance toward making up for the fusses. Here’s a selection of the city’s finest upper-floor hangouts to sip, be seen, and gaze upon the wondrous urban canopy beyond.
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The owners of the Dana Hotel Chicago are evidently happy with what Fifty/50 has done inside their other River North property, the ACME Hotel, as the group runs two cocktail bars there: The Berkshire Room and the new Bodega. The hotel shares the same ownership as the Dana and it would make sense for them to continue their partnership. Fifty/50—which was previously known for neighborhood restaurants and bars including The Sixth, The Fifty/50 and Roots Homemade Pizza—has taken on new projects in recent months and expanded their downtown footprint. A request for comment wasn’t immediately returned, so more details on the concept—besides the “exciting” cocktail element—are currently unknown.
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(credit: rockbottom.com) Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery 1 W. Grand Ave. Chicago, IL 312.755.9339 rockbottom.com While it’s probably the least fancy rooftop on the list, it does have the advantage of a great location and a good selection of beers. It certainly does provide a proletariat alternative to the chi-chi joints that comprise most other rooftop options. In any case, its a solid option among the River North riff-raff, and a solid bet for an affordable spring/summer evening happy hour.