August 14, 2020
The Best Cocktail Bars in Streeterville
By Katie Dickemann

Streeterville offers a hard to beat the location, situated along Lake Michigan and in the heart of downtown Chicago.

Along with a killer spot, you will find some of the best cocktail bars in Streeterville.

Discover some of our favorite places to grab an adult beverage.

The Top 5 Cocktail Bars in Streeterville

  1. Streeterville Social– Located on top of Loews Chicago Hotel, this brand new rooftop bar offers a stylish spot to spend a scenic happy hour this summer. Take advantage of the daily specials, crafty cocktails, and gourmet grub at the Bistro.
  2. Drumbar– This award-winning, speakeasy-style, cocktail-driven bar sits atop the 18th floor of the Raffaello Hotel. Soak up the views and sip on libation on the outside terrace during the summer. Once the weather cools down, cozy up inside with a limited, one-of-a-kind glass of whiskey.
  3. Z- Bar– Since its recent debut, this exquisite bar has the neighbors talking. Situated in the Peninsula Hotel, this classy lounge finds its inspiration from ‘the world’s cultural and culinary riches.’ Indulge in a hand-crafted cocktail amidst beautiful views, live music, and gorgeous artwork. 
  4. The Signature Lounge– Located on the 95th floor of the John Hancock building, this upscale lounge boasts sweeping views of the city and water, along with top-notch libations. Stop by as the sun’s going down or grab a night-cap accompanied by the lit-up downtown Chicago in your peripherals.
  5. Three Dots and a Dash– This speakeasy cocktail bar offers a temporary tropical escape, hidden below the bustling streets of downtown Chicago. However, this discrete bar is no secret. Drinks Internationals named Three Dots and a Dash one of the World’s 50 Best Bars. You can expect tiki cocktails with the freshest exotic fruits and spices, the finest rums and distilled spirits, and juices and elixirs that are cold-pressed and concocted in house daily. 

Where to Live if You Want to be Close to the Action

If you want easy access to the best cocktail bars in Streeterville, consider living in one of these luxury apartments:

One Bennett Park– 451 E Grand Ave- This recent addition to Streeterville delivers an elegant residential tower with sweeping views of Lake Michigan, the Chicago River, and the city skyline. The property is part privately-owned condos and part apartment rentals. Residents have access to top-notch amenities and a 1.7-acre park in the middle of the city. There is even a motor court entrance with parking beneath the building.

500 Lake Shore– 500 Lake Shore Dr- SItuated in a prime waterfront location, these upscale rentals offer ultimate work-from-home experiences. Amenities include a private fitness club curated by Equinox, a private party room, a rooftop pool and shaded cabanas, and on-site dog run, and pet spa, a library, access to virtual experiences, and an outdoor terrace with a fire pit.

The Lofts at River East– 445 Illinois St- These luxury brick and timber lofts overlook the Chicago River and offer a unique living experience. Once a 1900s warehouse, this gorgeous building has now been converted into exquisite lofts complete with balconies, in-unit laundry, hardwood flooring, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and more.

From the unbeatable location to the best cocktail bars Streeterville offers, this bustling neighborhood makes an excellent spot to call home.

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