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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Signature Lounge Review

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Hancock Signature Lounge Review
Hancock Signature Lounge Review
Hancock Signature Lounge Review
Hancock Signature Lounge Review
Hancock Signature Lounge Review

Pears in Paris//ChiTown Pier Pale Ale//Downtown in the Snow//Moscow Mule//Enjoying the View//Chicago at Nightx2

The Signature Lounge is a great Chicago experience, especially for the tourist. There are so many reasons to go, it's hard to know where to begin. Let's start with the view, I guess, which is spectacular even in the midst of a big winter storm (see picture #3). It's only what you'd expect, being at the top of the Hancock Building. Then I guess we move on to how you get there -- taking an express elevator to the observation deck costs $19 per person. You take the same elevator to the lounge, only it doesn't cost patrons a thing, and actually takes you two floors above the deck.

The drinks are predictably over-priced, but still cheaper than a ticket, and well worth the view and service. James really enjoyed his beer and the Moscow Mule was fantastic, although my first drink, the Pears in Paris, was heavy-handed with the St. Germain and therefore a little underwhelming. I've read similar things about the food, but can't speak to its quality myself.

The Lounge gets crowded at night, but we went as a kind of cocktail hour, which allowed us to poach a table by the window and see what we could of the clouds and the city both before and after sunset. I imagine this kind of experience would be trickier on a weekend during the "on" season, or on a night with more visibility, but we were really happy with how our evening turned out.

We left the bar shortly after 6:00 and headed back to our apartment in the snow for a warm dinner under warm blankets to round of the second of three wonderful nights in the Windy City.

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