Nightlife

Top Choice Lounge in Gold Coast

Signature Lounge

Take the elevator to the 96th floor of the John Hancock Center and order a beverage while looking out over the city from some 1000ft up in the sky. It’s particularly gape-worthy at night. Ladies: don't miss the bath…
Lounge in Gold Coast

Coq d’Or

This classy joint in the Drake Hotel opened the day after Prohibition was repealed. It offers a taste of old Chicago: burgundy-colored leather booths, snazzy bartenders and bejeweled women in furs sipping Manhattans…
Cafe in Gold Coast

3 Arts Club Cafe

Chandeliers dangle from the high ceiling, fountains gurgle, and sleek couches offer respite under leafy trees. This elegant cafe sits inside a five-floor Restoration Hardware home-decor store. See the host for seats…
Bar in Gold Coast

Pump Room

Frank Sinatra and Bette Davis were among the movie stars who used to swirl martinis in the old Pump Room. It recently got a makeover that recaptures the glamour of yesteryear, and once again pretty people are drinki…
Cocktail Bar in Gold Coast

Sparrow

This refined lounge, inspired by hotel lobby bars of the 1930 and ’40s, is a hidden gem in Chicago’s Gold Coast. Tucked behind an unassuming storefront in an art-deco apartment building, Sparrow emphasizes rum-focus…
Bar in Gold Coast

Lodge

Dressed up like a misplaced hunting cabin, the Lodge has a bit more polish than most of its neighbors on Division St. A Wurlitzer jukebox spins oldies and the bowls of salty peanuts complement the abundance of beers…