Subway: Brown, Green, Orange, Pink, Purple (rush hrs) to Randolph(312) 565-0565 swissotelchicago.com41.887207 -87.618830 323 E Wacker Dr (between Columbus and Lake Shore Drs) Loop, Chicago
6pm–midnightAverage cocktail: $13
The hotel-lobby bar isn’t dead; it’s just renovated and full of international businesspeople typing furiously on their Androids. At least that’s the scene at Amuse, the lounge that emerged from the recent $10 million revamp of the Harry Weese–designed Swissôtel. Expect top-notch service, classy cocktails like a Negroni spritzer and surprisingly good snacks.