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Best Lounge Bars In Chicago

July 18, 2013 7:00 AM

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(Credit: Vertigo Sky Lounge's facebook)

(Credit: Vertigo Sky Lounge’s facebook)

It’s the weekend and you want to make more of your evening than visiting your typical dinner and movie spots. However, there are alternatives to a Saturday night at a family restaurant and movie theater. How about enjoying an evening of drinks, dining and even live music in an upscale Chicago-area lounge bar instead? Spend a glamorous evening out while you and your party enjoy a lively atmosphere and beautiful decor. While you’re there, you can even opt for bottle service if you really want to make the night one to remember. From city views and firepits to DJs and karaoke, take your evening to the next level. Relax and enjoy your evening in a stylish setting at these Chicago lounges.

(Credit: Vertigo Sky Lounge's facebook)

(Credit: Vertigo Sky Lounge’s facebook)

Vertigo Sky Lounge
Two W. Erie St.
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 202-6060
www.vertigoskylounge.com

Join the crowds of beautiful people that convene at Vertigo Sky Lounge. Relax in a luxury booth while you enjoy an incredible view of River North. Enjoy drinks and food like hummus and oxtail croquettes. There’s even a special after-work menu so you can find great eats right after you leave the office. Add some flavor to your night by staying to listen to the live DJ. Have a great night out at Vertigo Sky Lounge.

Gilt Bar
230 W. Kinzie St.
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 464-9544
www.giltbarchicago.com

Looking for a great place for date night? Spend a luxurious evening at Gilt Bar and you won’t be disappointed. Not only does Gilt Bar have a gorgeous interior, it also has some delicious food and drink choices that make a visit here more than your typical night out. Come for cocktails like the Le Bar St. Germain, and grab something to eat like roasted salmon or the Gunthorp chicken. Have an unforgettable evening with great food and drinks at Gilt Bar.

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(Credit: sake.murasakichicago.com)

(Credit: sake.murasakichicago.com)

Murasaki Japanese Sake Lounge
211 E. Ontario St.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 266-2280
www.murasakichicago.com

Ready to make your evening truly opulent? Go for drinks and dining at Murasaki Japanese Sake Lounge on Ontario Avenue. Sit back and relish Japanese drinks like sakes and beers, along with specialty noodles and dumplings. The variety of entertainment choices are terrific and range from karaoke nights to live performances. Get an authentic Japanese experience right here in Chicago with the hosts at Muraski.

Signature Lounge
875 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 787-9596
www.signatureroom.com

The view is almost entirely the entertainment at the Signature Lounge on North Michigan Avenue. Eat, drink and relax as you take in some of the most stunning city and lake views of downtown Chicago. The down-to-earth crowds that come here are doing the same — enjoying a great place to take friends and family from out of town to give them a view of the city, while eating and drinking tastefully done food such as beef carpaccio and desserts like vanilla bean cheesecake.

NoMi Lounge
800 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 239-4030
www.hyatt.com

True sophistication surrounds you as you enjoy food and drinks at NoMi Lounge on Michigan Avenue. Lovely views, top service and beautiful décor make your evenings and nights special. Choose from drinks such as cocktails and beers to large plates like the ‘800’ burger to whole wheat orzo. Make your night elegant at NoMi Chicago Lounge.

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Angela Hazen lives in Oak Park, IL. She has worked as a model in Chicago and studied broadcast journalism at Columbia College Chicago. She has traveled to Europe on several occasions, and keeps her readers up to date with local and international style, shopping, fashion and beauty trends. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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