2 W. Erie St., Chicago, IL, 60654
Dana Hotel & Spa, 26th Floor

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Hotel Bar / Lounge

Dining at Bar, Outdoor Seating, Romantic Spot, Expense Account Diners, Reservations Recommended, Private Parties, Power Scene, People Watching, Fireplace, Communal Tables, Cocktail Specialist, View, After Work, Valet Parking, Self-Parking in Lot or Garage, Rooftop

Apogee - Chicago

Apogee replaces Vertigo Sky Lounge on top of the Dana Hotel in River North. It's a much sleeker affair now that The Fifty/50 Restaurant Group has taken over--with the award-winning Benjamin Schiller at the helm. They're also responsible for revered cocktail-focused projects The Berkshire Room and The Sixth.

The lounge is very high concept, wowing customers with an experience to remember when it comes to large-format cocktails. There's the State Street Sangria, which serves two to four; Spirit Animal, a flamboyant display where up to four guests choose from vodka, bourbon or tequila; and The Oracle, a $400 concoction serving up to six and made of vodka, Bird’s Eye pepper, ginger, pear, Thai basil and aromatic bitters.

For those looking for a cocktail for one, there are plenty to choose from, plus Apogee offers a luxury list of spirits, wine and craft beer. The most notable offering is a $15,000 bottle of Pappy Van Winkle.

There is no food served.