If your idea of winding down from the day involves 12-year single malt, a Montecristo cigar and rubbing elbows with international businessmen, you’ll find all three on the seventh-floor patio lounge of this Park Hyatt stunner. It’s breezy, sexy and substantial (sushi and small plates abound), but it sure ain’t cheap, honey, so pack that Amex black.
Height: 7th floor Drink of choice: NoMI Bloom: sparkling wine, St. Germain Elderflower, hibiscus-infused syrup If you’re eating one thing: It'll be something elegant and beautiful (the seasonal menu changes often) Wait for a table: 30-40 minutes Crowd: An upscale, mixed crowd of all ages
800 N Michigan Ave (312-239-4030). El: Red to Chicago. Bus: 3, 10, 26, 66, 125, 143, 144, 145, 146, 147, 151. Sun–Wed 11:30am–midnight; Thu 11:30am–1am; Fri, Sat 11:30am–2am. Average cocktail: $17. Open in June due to rennovations.