River North, Chicago, Illinois
World-class museums, great parks, top-notch dining and shopping, and cutting-edge architecture make Chicago one of the most fascinating cities in the midwest. And after a windy day of taking in all the city has to offer, warming up with a nice cocktail is definitely in order. Here are some of our favorite hotel bars to get toasty — and toasted? — in Chicago: Crimson Lounge is a sexy addition to the chic, urban experience provided by the Hotel Sax Chicago. In addition to an extensive liquor menu and a good selection of small bites, the lounge is also kept hopping into the wee hours courtesy of a rotating set of DJs.