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#163 of 589 Bar in Chicago
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Near North Side
0.2 miles from 360 Chicago Observation Deck
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Reviewed August 29, 2022 via mobile

Fairly poor reception on arrival - the hostess just about managed to show us to a table - she was clearly more interested in chatting to her colleagues. We waited 10 minutes to be served and then asked the hostess if it was actually table...service - she said it was - went off to find someone and came back 5 minutes later and reluctantly said she'd take our order. We didn't bother as we had a dinner reservation and felt very unwelcome anyway. Expected much better from a high end hotel bar!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Peninsula_CH, Manager at Z Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2022

Dear Wombie-Chicky, I am concerned to read about the lapse in service that you experienced at Z Bar. Please accept my sincere apologies as this is certainly not up to our standards. I would love to speak with you directly about your experience, should you...More

Reviewed June 30, 2022 via mobile

Great drinks, gorgeous ambiance, excellent hostess, million dollar view… … but grumpy and unfriendly bartenders can ruin the experience. We moved to the bar at Ritz Carlton and never looked back.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Peninsula_CH, Manager at Z Bar, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2022

Dear gbodak1, Please accept my sincere apologies for the lapse in service that you experienced at Z Bar. I am concerned to read about your experience as this is certainly not up to our standards. I would love to speak with you directly, should you...More

Reviewed June 6, 2022

At the top of the Peninsula hotel this new "happening" bar is elegant, yet fun and delicious drinks and snacks. They offer really nice wine options by the glass as well. Fun place to meet friends or business clients for a drinkMore

Date of visit: May 2022
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Peninsula_CH, Marketing at Z Bar, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2022

Dear LisaandJim77, Thank you for your review of Z Bar! We are delighted to read that you enjoyed the drink options and snacks, including our wine by the glass. We hope to serve you again soon! Warm regards, Andrea Azara Executive Assistant Manager, Food &...More

Reviewed May 5, 2022

We had afternoon drinks at the Z Bar after a spa treatment at the Peninsula. our Bartender was outstanding and the Z martini was a delight. Unfortunately the rooftop outside was not open but it looked lovely. I shall Return.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Peninsula_CH, Marketing at Z Bar, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2022

Dear TantaBellavita62, Thank you for joining us at Z Bar after your spa treatment! We are delighted to read that you enjoyed 'The Z' and the service provided by our staff. We hope that you have the chance to return when the rooftop terrace is...More

Reviewed April 29, 2022 via mobile

We had a great visit to ZBar for drinks. But since it was cold and rainy, the visit was only slightly worth the cost. They have $1000 Manhattans …. But on a nice evening, this place would be magical. We had three drinks for $90....Good cocktails and good service. Very loud but we still enjoyed it.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Peninsula_CH, Marketing at Z Bar, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2022

Dear w945106, Thank you for your review of Z Bar! We are pleased to read that you enjoyed your visit. We hope that you can join us again in the future when the weather is more favorable. Thank you again! Warm regards, Andrea Azara Executive...More

Reviewed December 5, 2021

We were looking for a quiet nightcap away from the music, televisions and bustling crowds of holiday travelers and people just living it up in the local bars. We felt so lucky to find Z Bar. The ambience is simple, gorgeous, and calm and the...service was top-notch. Special thanks to Dorota who was such a professional and yet funny and very real. We enjoyed her attentiveness and service very much. If you are in Streeterville, near Miracle Mile, you owe it to yourself to enjoy some awesome drinks with perfect presentation by the professional and kind staff of Z Bar. By the way, their food looked great too, we were just too full to order anything. Thanks again Dorota!!More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Peninsula_CH, Executive Assistant Manager, Food & Beverage at Z Bar, responded to this reviewResponded December 7, 2021

Dear JustbizCA, Thank you for sharing your kind review and recommendation of Z Bar! We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your experience, including the drinks, ambience and service provided by our staff. We will certainly pass your praise along to Dorota! Thank you...More

Reviewed November 9, 2021 via mobile

Phenomenal food, drinks, and view. We came here for my birthday dinner and it was everything I could’ve hoped for and more. Definitely pricier but worth the splurge.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Peninsula_CH, Marketing at Z Bar, responded to this reviewResponded November 10, 2021

Dear areyoukittenme93, Happy belated birthday! Thank you for celebrating your birthday with us at Z Bar. We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your birthday dinner, drinks, and the view. We hope to see you again soon! Warm regards, Max Schroeder Hotel Manager

Reviewed May 15, 2021 via mobile

Make sure to book before you go, we paid 200 in advance to guarantee our reservation and you get 90 minutes at the bar, time and money flew, it was a little chilly so our waitress got us cozy blankets, we had extra cocktails and...went over the 90 minutes and it was not an issue, great service we’ll definitely go back soon!More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Peninsula_CH, General Manager at Z Bar, responded to this reviewResponded May 18, 2021

Dear alexstar8a, It was a pleasure serving you. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. We hope you will come and visit us again the next time you are in Chicago. Kind regards, Martin Rahn Executive Assistant Manager, Food and Beverage

Reviewed December 29, 2019

This is a great Chicago roof top bar. Staff was great drinks were good. Prices not bad for downtown Chicago. Atmosphere was wonderful. Easy access up to the level. A must stop in if your in town on the Magnificent Mile .More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Peninsula_CH, Owner at Z Bar, responded to this reviewResponded December 30, 2019

Dear Daves8989, Thank you for choosing Z Bar and for sharing your complimentary review on TripAdvisor. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed the cocktails, the ambiance and service. We are honored by your recommendation and we look forward to seeing you again soon....More

Reviewed December 15, 2019 via mobile

If you are on a budget this place is not recommended. The atmosphere is very nice the staff is amazing!!!!! They are very steep in price.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Peninsula_CH, Manager at Z Bar, responded to this reviewResponded December 16, 2019

Dear foodlover788ninag, Thank you for choosing Z Bar and for taking the time to share your honest feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Regards, Richard Hummell Assistant Director of Food and Beverage

Reviewed October 29, 2019 via mobile

The hotel is incredible as you pass through to get to the elevator to take you to the roof and Z Bar. Bar is early cool. Prices are high but expected for the type of place it is. We go our drinks and sat outside...by the fire pit with blankets and it was very comfortable. I would say it is a go to for a high end drink in a high end place.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Peninsula_CH, Manager at Z Bar, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2019

Dear 568thomask, Thank you for visiting Z Bar and for taking the time to share your positive comments on TripAdvisor. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your visit and the ambiance. We look forward to serving you again soon. Kind regards, Martin Rahn...More

Reviewed October 21, 2019 via mobile

Decent drinks, below average food with a view of some skyscrapers & a touch of the lake. There’s a fire pit with availabl blankets on the patioMore

Date of visit: October 2019
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Peninsula_CH, Manager at Z Bar, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2019

Dear JRDurden, Thank you for visiting Z Bar and for sharing your honest feedback. I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy the drinks and food. Your feedback is important to us as it helps us improve our service and dining experiences. Should...More

Reviewed September 29, 2019

You need to take a couple elevators and make your way through the Peninsula Hotel's lobby, and it's poorly signposted. But once you arrive in the bar, those concerns melt away with that view! And the friendly, smiling waitpeople. There was confusion about who would...serve our table/sofa, so once that was cleared up it was really nice. Enjoyed a champagne and a glass of wine, and an appetizer too. If those minor issues above can be worked out, it will be perfect.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Peninsula_CH, Manager at Z Bar, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2019

Dear jcaulum, Thank you for visiting Z Bar and for sharing your review on TripAdvisor. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our welcoming service, the menu selections and the views. We also appreciate your feedback about the signage and we will be sure...More

Reviewed September 23, 2019

Very comfortable and accommodating. Lovely view. Staff very nice. Food good. Drinks with full bar. Great view.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Peninsula_CH, Manager at Z Bar, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2019

Dear Monkeyjo5833, Thank you for choosing Z Bar and for posting your nice comments. I am happy to read that you enjoyed the comfortable atmosphere, welcoming service and the cocktails. We look forward to serving you again soon. Best wishes, Martin Rahn Executive Assistant Manager,...More

Reviewed September 7, 2019 via mobile

Beautiful, classy rooftop bar and lounge. Classy cocktail menu. Definitely more expensive than your average place

Date of visit: September 2019
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Peninsula_CH, Manager at Z Bar, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2019

Dear millymollymandy2612, Thank you for visiting Z Bar and for sharing your nice comments on the décor and drink menu. We look forward to serving you again soon. Regards, Richard Hummell Assistant Director of Food and Beverage

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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4