Instead of paying the $11 to get into the 94th-floor Hancock Observatory, take the bullet-fast elevator up to this 96th-floor bar in the sky and drop that cash on a cocktail. The decor—a sort of circa-1987 Sharper Image look—is in dire need of an overhaul, but the panoramic, vertigo-inducing views of the twinkling city at night never get old.
|Venue name:||Signature Lounge||Contact:|
John Hancock Center, 875 N Michigan Ave, 96th floor,
|Cross street:||between Chestnut St and Delaware Pl|
|Opening hours:||Sun–Thu 11am–12:30am; Fri–Sat 11am–1:30am|
|Transport:||El stop:Red to Chicago. Bus:3,10,26,66,125,143,144,145,146,147,151.|
|Price:||Average cocktail: $13|