Chicago Nightlife 1, Chicago

Chicago Nightlife 1, Chicago
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Legendary Cocktail Lounges play an important part in Chicago's nightlife. Here you can feel the city pulsing with the beat of extraordinary performances of live jazz, blues, rock, folk and country. At Chicago's cocktail lounges you can meet the trendiest people and relax over the magnificent cocktails. Take this walking tour to discover the most famous cocktail lounges that Chicago has to offer.

Chicago Nightlife 1 - Route Map

Guide Name: Chicago Nightlife 1
Guide Location: USA » Chicago
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 km
Author: Xena
Roof At the Wit

1) Roof At the Wit

One the hottest bars in downtown Chicago, Roof at the Wit boasts one of the most impressive views of the city. An open-air rooftop lounge with a sophisticated touch, the Roof also offers a great menu with tempting and original choices such as Duck Fat Fries, Roasted Grape Bruschetta, and Sugarcane Shu Mai Skewers. The Roof also features an assortment of unique and tasty cocktails, including Hank’s Highball, consisting of Maker’s Mark, grapefruit bitters, and grapefruit juice, as well as a...   view more
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Studio Paris

2) Studio Paris

Serving as a photography studio by day and an exclusive lunge by night, Studio Paris is a combination indoor and outdoor club that has hosted some of the most well-known DJs in the world, including Tiesto, Kaskade, DeadMau5, and Calvin Harris. Regulars at Studio Paris include some of the city’s hottest photographers. Small-plate French cuisine is available for late night snacking, and drinks include anything from a bottle of bubble to one of their exclusive cocktails. A high-end lounge...   view more
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The Underground

3) The Underground

A basement bar reminiscent of a bomb shelter, the Underground is notable hangout for celebrities and sports stars in the city. With a decidedly military theme to its décor, interior design cues include radioactive symbols on large, imposing pillars, and an armor-plated DJ booth, to name just a couple. Attractive waitresses in tightly-clad military gear serve up inventive military-themed cocktails and late-night snacks. The Underground includes two full service bars, and although there is no...   view more
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Virtigo Sky Lounge

4) Virtigo Sky Lounge

Located on the 26th floor above the State Street, Vertigo Sky Lounge offers breathtaking views. The lounge has a smart, sophisticated look and its decor is simple but tasteful. The cocktails are marvelous. They also serve wagyu beef carpaccio, sashimi and...   view more
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Signature Lounge

5) Signature Lounge

Signature Lounge, situated on 96th floor of John Hancock Center, offers magnificent views of the entire Chicago city. They serve signature cocktails along with a gourmet menu, including delicious appetizers and good dessert selections. If you want to enjoy the beautiful city views and sip premium martinis, Signature Lounge at 96th is the perfect...   view more
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6) Primary

Featuring the city’s hottest up-and-coming talent as well as the world’s best DJs, Primary is a boutique nightclub that can hold a capacity of up to 240 guests. Previous performances offered here include Orchard Lounge, WildKats, Crystal Castles, Onur Ozer, Tommy Four Seven, and many more. A variety of sounds can be heard at Primary, such as house, dubstep, underground disco, indie dance, and more. Its spacious dance floor measures heats up thanks to top-notch audio from its Void sound...   view more
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Zebra Lounge

7) Zebra Lounge

Located on the first floor of a beautiful vintage building, Zebra Lounge has been open for over 65 years. Wonderful live piano music is played at this lounge every night. There are only a limited number of ten tables at Zebra Lounge, so go earlier to get a...   view more
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