There are several different drinking experiences you can have at the Hoxton hotel, but none is better than basement bar Lazy Bird. When your eyes adjust to the dimly lit room, page through the menu of 52 classic cocktails that have been refined and perfected for your drinking pleasure. Start with the Negroni and work your way up to the Grasshopper, which is crafted with oat milk and tastes like a Thin Mint cookie in liquid form.
The West Loop is one of the city’s hottest neighborhoods, home to some of the city’s most celebrated restaurants. Reservations at the best West Loop restaurants can be hard to come by, meaning you might wind up visiting at odd hours or pop in to inquire about a walk-in table. Use the downtime to your advantage by starting or finishing your night at one of these West Loop bars, which include some of the top Chicago breweries. The area is also home to some of the best cocktail bars in Chicago, making it worth the trip even if you aren’t trying to score a table at a place run by a celebrity chef. No need to be disappointed—just hit up these excellent West Loop bars and tell them we sent you.
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