Perched on the top floor of the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, Cindy’s is the rare rooftop hotel bar that serves “potions and elixirs” worth remembering, thanks to Spirit Guide Nandini Khaund, who came up at the Violet Hour and Big Star. For the most part, the scene is still, well, scene-y, but especially on a clear day, the nonpareil views are worth every pretty penny.

Known For
  • day drinking
  • craft cocktails
  • full menu
  • outdoors/patio
What to drink
The Grey Garden cocktail, featuring tequila, dry vermouth, crème de violette, jasmine tea and lemon. 
The Loop
Especially during peak hours, make a reservation, lest you get sent back down the elevators still thirsty.