Subway: Brown, Green, Orange, Pink, Purple (rush hrs) to State/Lake(312) 239-9500 thewithotel.com/phoenixlounge41.885899 -87.627575 201 N State St (at Lake St) Loop, Chicago
Tue–Sat 4pm–midnight (closed Sun, Mon)Average cocktail: $15
The newest drinkery in theWit Hotel is more lobby than lounge—it’s situated on a loft that hovers directly above the check-in desk. But like most things here, it’s got enough interesting design elements that your surroundings will be rendered enjoyable. Not so enjoyable: the price of the cocktails, which hover around $15 while tasting, at best, worth $8.