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Signature Lounge

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 12:30 AM
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875 N Michigan Ave, John Hancock Center, Chicago, IL 60611-1803
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Best way to experience a view of Chicago. Was quite busy when we went on a Sunday afternoon so no window seat but we were able to walk about to get some great views. No entry charge, just get the lift to the 96th floor.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank matth2715
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is the lounge a floor above the Signature restaurant, and it is a great experience. We went to have a cocktail prior to our dinner reservation at a different location, and this was a nice treat with an incredible view, great drinks, and good...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank austinteri
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We made an impromptu visit to the Signature Lounge and quickly were seated at a table for two on the northeast corner of the lounge. We enjoyed some champagne and a flatbread appetizer and found the service, prices, and ambiance to be great.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank PlatterTalk
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

We visited the Signature Lounge near the top of the old Hancock Tower on N. Michigan Avenue in Chicago. It is one floor above the Signature Restaurant and a couple floors below the observation deck, but there is no fee to visit the lounge. Drinks...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Thumper12225
Reviewed November 30, 2018

Good views, mediocre food, POOREST customer service. It appeared that customers are providing a service by eating there. The management is very arrogant and unprofessional. Customer service is not a priority in this place. We visited to celebrate for our 10th anniversary. We just put...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank james m
Reviewed November 25, 2018 via mobile

Take a minute to look around every once in awhile. When you do, look around from the 96th floor of the John Hancock building. Lake Michigan and downtown Chicago never looked better! It was amazing to sit back, relax, have a drink and soak it...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 19, 2018

To get to the Lounge you are taken in a group on one elevator up to the 44th floor, then the freight elevator up to the 95th. There can be a line up at either of these places, both going up or going down. So...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank urbanrunner25
Reviewed November 8, 2018 via mobile

Our son told us we simply had to go to the Hancock Building 96th floor and enjoy drinks and the view at sunset while we were in Chicago. We were not disappointed! The view is beautiful and if you catch a sunny, clear day you...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank dikitchens
Reviewed October 31, 2018

The only good thing about this place is the view. The staff and management are exactly like another review mentioned, arrogant and unprofessional. Customer service is not a priority in this place. At one point we asked to change tables, there was one available with...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank PhilzReviews
Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

We went for cocktails and the view. We did not leave disappointed. Make sure you visit the women’s restroom for the best view. Also, don’t try to take the stairs down.

Date of experience: October 2018
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October 31, 2018|
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Response from 115ejf | Reviewed this property |
Nope That's why I like going to The Lounge!!
September 27, 2018|
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Response from 480denam | Reviewed this property |
After 7, no one under 21.
August 9, 2018|
Response from maggie2716 | Reviewed this property |
Signature lounge's hours are 11am-12:30am!
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Minnesota City, Minnesota
TR - 6 women in the city for the day (3 Replies)
A group of six women visited the area last weekend (stayed in Woodstock) and spent one day in Chicago. This was Friday, October 2. The rain and drizzle spoiled some of our plans (like the river cruise and time in the parks) and made our walking tour a bit less enjoyable . . . but that couldn't be helped, so we made the best of it! Traffic on the way into the city was very manageable . . . surprisingly so. We arrived at The Phoenix in Chinatown about 10:30 a.m. and were able to park on...More
October 06, 2009|
Response fromdefault182019|
I can't blame you for not being in a hurry to get back to Chicago. I don't know why you would go to Dim Sum at Phoenix when there are so many contemporary delicious breakfast places. And I would never recommend Pizano's for the deep dish Pizza experience, and waiting an hour for pizza anywhere isn't smart as there are delicious deep dish pizza places all over, walking around in the rain would certainly not be the way to go. And while the Signature Lounge does have a higher price point for...More
The Signature Lounge dress attire (6 Replies)
Is there any kind of dress attire for the Signature lounge during late afternoon/early evening? I'm going to be in Chicago with my g/f at the end of March and while we are walking around the town, we are thinking a drink at the Signature lounge would me a nice thing to do. We are going to be in jeans and comfortable shoes, t-shirts or such. Thank you
January 09, 2007|
Response fromNovember14|
I've been in there on a Saturday afternoon in jeans and regular shoes. Everyone else was dressed the same. I imagine they get a ton of tourists all day long, so the attire is probably a lot less formal than you might imagine. There were plenty of kids in there, people with shopping bags, etc.
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Signature Lounge and/or Sunset Cruise (2 Replies)
My husband and I have been to Chicago for things like shopping and the attractions (aquarium, museum etc) but have never taken in on the beauty of the city. We are going on a sunset boat ride on Saturday night (our only night in the city). Would you suggest also visiting the Signature Lounge too? Also, we would like to visit a neighborhood during the daytime. One that would have a nice place to eat lunch. Any suggestions?? Thank you.....can't wait. We will brea in the city on Aug. 20th. I...More
August 13, 2011|
Response fromshallow_shoals|
You can visit the Signature Lounge if you want to. You'll be in the general neighborhood for doing both the Hancock and the Cruise. If the night is clear go up for a drink after your cruise. If the tower has it's head in the clouds then don't bother 'cause there won't be a view and there are better bars at street level. Play it by ear. What have you got to lose? Why not take the red or brown line to Fullerton Station and walk around Lincoln Ave, or take the Brown line to Southport, or the...More