Vertigo Sky Lounge

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New Chicago bars: Vertigo Sky Lounge, the rooftop bar atop the Dana hotel, recently underwent a renovation.
River North

You’d think the focus of this bar, which sits on the roof of the Dana Hotel, would be the view. But there’s a lot more to distract you—the roaring fire pit, the classic cocktails and the ice bar in winter for starters—so the view pretty much takes a back seat.

Venue name: Vertigo Sky Lounge
Address: Dana Hotel & Spa, 660 N State St

Cross street: at Erie St
Opening hours: Sun–Wed 5pm–1am; Thu–Fri 5pm-2am; Sat 5pm–3am. Terrace closes at midnight.
Transport: El stop: Red to Grand. Bus: 22, 36, 65, 66, 125, 156.
Price: Average cocktail: $10
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