At 18,000 square feet, this underground lounge is enormous, the space broken up into a labyrinthine set of handsomely designed rooms designated for cocktailing (we like the Bitter Bonnie, made with tequila, grapefruit and Campari), ambitious dining (pan-roasted skate) and live performances by swing orchestras and rockabilly outfits.
111 W Kinzie St
|Cross street:||between LaSalle and Clark Sts|
|Opening hours:||Tue, Wed 4:30pm–1am; Thu, Fri 4:30pm–2am; Sat 4:30pm–3am; Sun 4:30pm–midnight (closed Mon)|
|Transport:||El: Brown, Purple to Merchandise Mart, Red to Grand. Bus: 11, 22, 125.|
|Price:||Average cocktail: $11|