Lounges

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ARBELLA The sis­ter cock­tail bar to Peru­vian hit Tanta takes you on an ad­ven­ture around the world sim­ply by sip­ping from its ex­pan­sive drink menu. The Tempo Bello, a grape­fruit-in­fused Ne­groni, in­stantly trans­ports us to a sunny day in Florence, Italy, while the aptly named Chicago Fire Ex­tin­guisher (a blend of scotch, Luxardo Amaro Abano and smoked An­gos­tura bit­ters) seems per­fect for a cozy win­ter night. Open Su-M 5 pm-mid­night; Tu-F 5 pm-2 am; Sa 5 pm-3 am. www.ar­bel­lachicago.com 112 W. Grand Ave., 312.846.6654. El: Red to Grand BEAUTY BAR This West Town beauty sa­lon/dive bar of­fers a nightly $10 martini/man­i­cure spe­cial, plus live DJs ev­ery night. Open Su 9 pm-2 am; M-F 7 pm-2 am; Sa 7 pm-3 am. www.the­beau­ty­bar.com 1444 W. Chicago Ave., 312.226.8828. Bus: 66 to Bishop IO GOD­FREY With south­ern-fac­ing views of River North, a re­tractable roof and sul­try food and cock­tails, The God­frey’s res­i­dent bar and restau­rant for all-day din­ing brings the out­doors in. Mul­ti­ple lounge ar­eas—in­clud­ing a fire-pit ban­quette and um­brella-cov­ered booths—en­sure there’s plenty of room to chill, lis­ten to mu­sic and sam­ple cock­tails. Open M-F 2 pm-2 am; Sa 11 am-3 am; Su 11 am-2 am. www.the­god­fr­ey­chicago.com 127 W. Huron St., Fourth Floor, 312.374.1830. El: Brown Line to Chicago SCOFFLAW This “gin-fo­cused” cock­tail bar in Lo­gan Square serves up in­spired li­ba­tions, as well as a weekly martini/martinez spe­cial. The se­lec­tion of craft gins in­cludes Death’s Door, Cor­sair and the lo­cally sourced North Shore No. 11. Night owls won’t want to miss the free home­made cook­ies served at mid­night. Open M-F 5 pm-2 am; Sa 11 am-3 am; Su 11 am-2 am. www.scofflawchicago.com 3201 W. Ar­mitage Ave., 773.252.9700. Bus: 73 to Kedzie STUDIO PARIS There’s a rea­son it’s no­to­ri­ously dif­fi­cult to get into River North’s Studio Paris—it’s one of Chicago’s hottest places to see and be seen. The beau­ti­ful crowd flocks to grab a booth and bot­tle ser­vice while the best DJs play into the early morn­ing. We prac­ti­cally guar­an­tee celeb-spot­ting. Open W-F 9 pm-2 am; Sa 9 pm-3 am. www.stu­dioparis­night­club.com 59 W. Hub­bard St. 2nd Floor, 312.377.9944. THE AVIARY Ad­ja­cent to Next, this cock­tail lounge by Grant Achatz boasts a lush vibe, de­li­cious bites and an in­no­va­tive drink menu—stand­outs in­clude the Blueberry and the Pop­corn. You’ll also find clas­sics like side­cars, mar­ti­nis and daiquiris. For a spe­cial ex­pe­ri­ence, book the kitchen ta­ble for the seven-course cock­tail and food tast­ing menu. Open Su-W 5 pm-mid­night; Th-F 5 pm-2 am; Sa 5 pm-3 am. www.theav­iary.com 955 W. Ful­ton Market, 312.226.0868. Bus: 8 to Ful­ton THE HEAVY FEATHER Lo­gan Square’s The Slip­pery Slope has an up­stairs neigh­bor, The Heavy Feather, a throw­back ‘70s fern bar. Pa­trons lounge in blue vel­vet of­fice chairs at the wood­pan­eled bar, sip­ping on retro fa­vorites, like amaretto sours, with a modern twist. Open M-Th, Sa 7 pm-2 am; F 7 pm-3 am. www.heavyfeath­er­chicago.com 2357 N.

Mil­wau­kee Ave. 2nd Floor., 773.799.8504. El: Blue to Cal­i­for­nia

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