Vertigo Sky Lounge

The High Life

Cocktails and Catsuits at Vertigo

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When you're perched 26 dizzying floors above State Street, it's hard not to feel like Batman.

It's even harder when you're holding a dry martini, served by a lithe young thing dressed in a shiny skintight catsuit.

Welcome to Vertigo, the Dana Hotel's long-awaited top-floor penthouse lounge and patio. It's finally opening Saturday, but we think you've waited long enough—that's why we're taking fifteen UD readers and their friends with us to Friday's VIP preview.

Expect servers in Catwoman-esque outfits to steal the show, but the Chicago Theatre twinkling in the distance is another fairly breathtaking sight (click for slideshow). Huddle inside with friends on a leather half-moon couch, or head to the terrace for stunning cityscapes, a bit of air and plenty of snuggling around the fire pit.

The servers will be pushing brass-trimmed carts with your drink of choice. One's dedicated to mojitos, another to martinis and one to bottle service, including airline-sized bottles—which may explain why some servers are dressed like goth versions of Braniff Airways stewardesses.

So you don't have to leave your cozy spot, they'll even run down to fetch you maki rolls or Waygu Carpaccio from Ajasteak on the ground floor.

You'll soon forget all about Alfred.


Vertigo Sky Lounge
2 W. Erie St
(at State)
River North
Chicago, IL, 60610


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