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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 #4 of 496 nightlife in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Type: Jazz Bars
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I went a lunchtime on a Wednesday and there were no queues anywhere. There was one solitary server to take everyone's orders/bring food out, but I wasn't in a rush. I waited for a little bit and managed to snag a table by the windows. I had a chicken sandwich and creme brulee, but it was the best chicken sandwich... More

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Cleveland, OH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Chicago is like a completely different city from the top of the John Hancock Center: it's beautiful by day and enchanting and magical at night. It really seems to be a different world from above. The line on the ground floor to go up the express elevators can be fairly long, but I'm pleased that the staff seems to limit... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

We actually went both Friday and Saturday nights. Friday, we were seated right away; Saturday we waited over an hour to be seated. But, drinking cocktails while looking out over the city at night is worth it. Drinks are a bit pricey but similar to what you will pay at other bars in the city. It is certainly worth checking... More

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Midwest
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

The "cheap" way to get near the top of the John Hancock Building. Head up to the Signature Lounge, and purchase one of their (overpriced of course) drinks. It is still less than purchasing an official observatory ticket. But hey...You're drinking and seeing some truly spectacular sights high above the city of Chicago. Don't expect stellar service. Especially if you... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We went on a Tuesday afternoon. There were no lines and we didn't have to wait long for the lift. The Lounge is on the 96th floor and for the price of a drink you get to enjoy the view across all of Chicago and the lake. Cheaper than going to the observatory and with the bonus of a drink.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We went up here on a Saturday afternoon. We waited about 30 minutes to take the elevator up. Once at the top, we sat down in the smaller section that faces north (there was a queue for the southern-facing room). The drinks weren't too outrageously priced, which was nice - oftentimes at these places, the prices are crazy. And the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We arrived on a Sunday at 5pm & noticed a long line waiting to get to the lounge. After checking our ID we were told a 25 min wait. 40 min later we arrived on the 96th Signature Lounge floor. The observatory is on the 94th & the restaurant on the 95th. The lounge occupies the entire floor with sweeping... More

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

98 floors high and the most amazing view while you sip your cocktails looking across the spectacular lit up city. A lovely lounge and very good cocktails. Worth a visit.

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Indianola, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

It's lots more fun to sit down and have some food and drinks while viewing from the top, instead of paying for the "observatory" experience. The view from the ladies bathroom is spectacular, since the windows are full length. My group of 6 were seated in a corner, so able to take in both north and west views from our... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014 via mobile

If you dont want to pay for one of the high buildings experiences but want to pay and get drinks and the view you should go here. Nice cocktails and amazing view. It gets more crowded once sundown is almost there. So be there well in advance and sit back and enjoy!

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