Vol. 39

Image: Yelp/Steve R.
MONDAY–FRIDAY: 3 P.M.–12 A.M.
SATURDAY: 3 P.M.–11 P.M.
SUNDAY: CLOSED
312.604.9909 | WEBSITE

Bars in the Loop generally fall into two camps: cookie-cutter hotel lounges with overpriced, mediocre drinks or dark dives with little to offer beyond pitchers and shots. Though it’s technically a hotel bar (it’s situated at the Kimpton Gray Hotel), Vol. 39 is a refreshing alternative: It boasts a well-versed staff (Jess Lambert, formerly of Sable, is in charge) mixing up drinks worth their price tags in a room comfortable enough for many rounds.

Known For
  • craft cocktails, fancy food, hotel bar
What to drink
Honestly? Anything. There are a half-dozen each of Martinis and Old-Fashioneds, but you’re even safe going off-menu. These are professionals.
Neighborhood
The Loop
ProTip
Fancy a snack? Sweets, cheeses and caviar are served via trolley, as they should be.