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Hotel Bars Light up Chicago's Nightlife

Chicago is known for its nightlife, but often times its hotel bars are overlooked. These 5 hotel bars are worth the visit, and with hotel rates starting at $99 you won’t have to go far for a fun night out!

ENO (InterContinental Chicago)
  • Not your typical bar scene, this casual wine bar features 5,000 bottles of wine, 35 varieties of cheese and a prime Michigan Avenue location for people watching.
  • Room rates start at $99

Coq D’or (The Drake Hotel)

  • This legendary bar opened the day after the repeal of Prohibition on Dec. 6, 1933. Famous visitors include Princess Diana, Marilyn Monroe, Joe DiMaggio and Walt Disney.

Whiskey Sky (W Chicago - Lakeshore)

  • Located on 33rd floor of the hotel, this bar provides panoramic views of the city. Plus, it’s one of the few hotels bars open until 3 a.m. on a Saturday night.

Roof (theWit)

  • This year round rooftop bar features indoor and outdoor areas, fire pits and telescopes. You might not associate a rooftop bar with winter, but you have a much better chance of easily walking in without the typical summer tourist crowds.

Base Bar (Hard Rock Hotel)
  • Drinks at this trendy spot focus on high quality, sustainable ingredients showcasing organic products. Rock out to the beats of the hotel’s very own DJ most nights.
  • Room rates start at $99

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Deal Expert, Chicago
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
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