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Signature Lounge

Address: 875 N. Michigan Avenue, John Hancock Center, Chicago, IL (Near North Side)
Phone Number: 312-787-7230
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Ranked #108 of 391 Activities in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Jazz Bars, Theater & Concerts, Nightlife
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Type: Jazz Bars, Theater & Concerts, Nightlife
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 12:30 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:30 am
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Loved the Signature Lounge. We were here with a group of friends in November 2014, on a cold blustery and snowy day, so the views were fantastic and ever changing. We enjoyed indulging in a number of lazy cocktails late afternoon, watching the city light up. Its worth the trip up and we were well attended by the waiting staff... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

No entrance fee, but a great view: great deal! It is, although the service is super, super bad. We walked out of the elevator and were put into a small room. The server/manager? only said 'how many?' and pointed us to a table. He was not welcoming or friendly at all, but just too busy being 'important'. The interior was... More 

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Oak Brook, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Long line, expensive food and beverages, but all worth the wait and money given the incredible 360 degree views. Always a favorite to visit with out of towners...

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Edmonton, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

My fiance and I stopped into the Signature Lounge for cocktails on a Tuesday evening. There was a massive line to get a table and the wait was quite long. We actually decided to pair up with another couple so that we could nab the only available table which seated four. This actually turned out to be a table for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I have been to this place a couple of times. The place is always packed because it does have a great view of the city. If you have a huge party, you might want to reserve otherwise you party have to wait for quite a bit. Their menu is good. Love their red Velvet cake. One of the best that... More 

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Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

My friends and I decided to go to the lounge for our nightcap and found the views to be mesmerizing. It was gorgeous to watch the ubiquitous twinkling lights that spanned as far as the eye can see. Sadly, the service of the lounge itself was wanting. Our server was cold and curt and didn't bother to check on us... More 

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Chicago
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We got there at 11 pm on a Saturday night. It was still jammed. Yes, it's a tourist trap. You'll go once and never return. Not too long a wait for a table in the Lounge. Tell the Host you want a window seat. It's worth the wait. Drinks and Appetizers were overpriced and not great. Food took a long... More 

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Maumee, Ohio
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I've experienced the Signature Lounge twice, and have been pleased both times. Yes, the menu is expensive, and yes, you can't necessarily choose your own seating. I think those are the two biggest complaints from most people. But, there are a few "open" window areas where you can slide in and get a great photo. And it's true that the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Instead of paying admission to the observatory, we lined up for the signature lounge and paid for a drink (approximately around the cost of admission or lower). It was 90 minutes before we were able to get a seat. It appears that you are at an advantage if you are in a larger group as most of the tables fit... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Many people recommend going to the signature lounge to avoid paying just for the view at the Hancock tower or to Sears Tower. I had been up the Sears tower so we tried this route and figured why not if we get a drink or two. Well what a joke this was. First and foremost EVERY person working at the... More 

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