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The Chicago Traveler

Signature Lounge

by Matt B on April 23rd, 2008

When you're in a city full of skyscrapers, it only makes sense to check out the view from one of those tall buildings. The John Hancock Center is a popular place to take in great views of Lake Michigan and the Magnificent Mile. It also houses one of the best spots to get a cocktail: the Signature Lounge.

signature loungeLocated on the 96th floor, this elegant lounge offers a colossal view of the city. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer an incredible look at the city's glittering skyline. Downtown businesspeople and camera-wielding tourists take in the quiet elegance of soft leather booths and mahogany-trimmed chairs. Black-and-white movie stills and murals of street scenes line the walls. Soft jazz music gives the well-dressed space a final refined touch.

Drinks are pricey, averaging about $10 each. However, the building's Observatory has an admission price of just over $10, so you might as well get a cocktail along with the view for your money. Great tastes include 'the Skyscraper' (Bacardi Limon, pineapple juice, and cranberry juice), 'Top Floor Tea' (Chopin vodka, Bacardi rum, Cuervo tequila, and Grand Marnier), and Chicago's Best Sidecar (Hennessy cognac, Cointreau, and lime juice in a sugar-rimmed martini glass). Appetizers, sandwiches, and desserts are also available.

signature loungeWith an impressive view and incredible atmosphere, the Signature Lounge truly leaves its mark on any visitor's experience.

Photo credit (c/o Flickr): Gush Party, USA, justinjohnsen

Signature Lounge: 875 N Michigan Ave (96th Floor); 312-787-9596
Sun ' Thurs: 11:00 a.m. ' 12: 30 a.m.
Fri ' Sat: 11:00 a.m. ' 1:30 a.m.
Parking pay lots in the area
Public trans: Bus # 143, 144, 145, 146, 147, 148, 151 or Red Line (Chicago)

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