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Signature Lounge

875 N. Michigan Avenue, John Hancock Center, Chicago, IL (Near North Side)
312-787-7230
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Ranked #8 of 496 nightlife in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Jazz Bars
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Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

I was told this would be a great option to check out the views without the lines and tickets involved with the Willis Tower or John Hancock observatories. That was definitely true. I have two small children and thought I would just pop up the elevator and have a drink while the kids checked out the view. We headed up... More

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Tampa, Florida
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We went up around 4pm on a Friday. There was a short wait to get into the elevator. The 'doorman'/elevator guy was quite nice as we chatted with him while we waited for the next car. Once we got to the 95th floor, the host directed everyone into one of the side rooms away from the main bar. It seems... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I was told about the lounge by a coworker when I asked what observation deck I needed to visit in Chicago. It was the perfect place to get an amazing view of the city without having to pay for it. My husband and I enjoyed a few drinks while admiring the city.

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Chicago, Illinois
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

A great place to stop. Doesn't cost money to take the elevator to the lounge. Yes, the food and drinks are overpriced, but you are paying for the view! The quality of food/drinks is pretty good. Time it right so that it isn't overly crowded. Have been several times, and have never gotten a window seat, but also have never... More

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Beachwood, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

My girlfriend and I were told about the Signature Lounge by a Chicago Local. She recommended it as a place to go after our dinner at The Cheesecake Factory (TCF) which is below. Because of the wait at TCF, we ended up getting in line early before dinner and that was probably a good decision. At 8:30 when we arrived,... More

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Decatur, Texas
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6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This was a treat. The view from way above the city was fantastic. The best part was the host moved us up to a window table as soon as a table opened up and did the same with other guests. The prices are a bit steep but understandable knowing most people are there for the view and not to have... More

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Missouri City, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We stopped by Signature Lounge for a drink after dinner. It was after 11 PM when we arrived, so the crowd had thinned out a bit. We easily found two booths to accommodate our group (10 people). I would have preferred to be closer to the window, but they were still occupied. We could still see the amazing view from... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We went for our honeymoon to the restaurant and were disappointed that the windows we were sitting at were dirty. They had spiders and grime on them. We asked to move and were refused. The food is way overpriced. We paid $8 for a salad that was basically 2 pieces of lettuce and a few meagre bits of veg added.... More

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San Antonio, TX
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

SOOOO...everyone told me to go to the Signature Lounge while I was in Chicago, not only for the "views" but because you can have a drink at the bar and look out over the city. Yea, if you really want to get some good views, just go ahead and pay the fee to go to the observatory. We were greeted... More

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Crofton, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We went to the bar at the Signature Lounge on the 95th floor to watch the fireworks from above. Chicago has fireworks every Wednesday and Saturday during the summer at the Navy Pier and seeing fireworks below you is amazing. The view is great and people are dress up for the evening so the people watching is entertaining. The bar... More

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