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Drum Bar
Magnificent Mile

The gorgeous 18th-floor bar of the Raffaello Hotel boasts three prime sections: a handsome, dim interior full of tufted leather banquettes; a chic exterior deck lounge with open fire pits; and (our favorite) a narrow indoor-outdoor corridor where the marble floor and arched windows play against contemporary green stools. Sable veteran Alex Renshaw took over the bar program from Craig Schoettler, and he's focusing on a large slate of classic cocktails.

Venue name: Drumbar
Address: 201 E Delaware Pl

Cross street: at Mies van der Rohe Way
Opening hours: Sun–Wed 5pm–midnight; Thu-Sat 5pm–2am
Transport: El stop:Red to Chicago. Bus:125,157.
Price: Average cocktail: $13
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Want to look out and over the snowy city of Chicago, and stay warm with some scrumptious cocktails? Go to the Drumbar. The drinks are innovative and you can either enjoy them sitting at a beautiful bar (chatting with Alex and Brian) or languishing on one of the leather sofa seat. Make the trip to the 18th floor of the Raffaello Hotel on Delaware in the Loop.