Must mean we’re overdue for a tiny new sexy hotel bar.
Something like Bar Allegro, a little cocktailing nest that’s just nonchalantly opened in the Loop’s Hotel Allegro. (Your slideshow and your menu.)
The hotel recently spent $15 million on a complete makeover. The smartest part of that investment—this discreet, right-off-the-lobby, art deco cocktail hideaway.
And here are the two major ways you’ll find it useful:
Pre-theater oysters and beer at the bar.
It’s only 18 seats—but those bar stools are big and comfortable. Settle in and grab some ceviche, oysters or a fried-chicken sandwich before a show at the Cadillac Palace Theatre next door.
Post-work drinks with someone you shouldn’t be having post-work drinks with.
Listen, we don’t really need to get into your business. All we’re saying is that occasionally, you need a place that has lots of little seating nooks, semi-secluded alcoves near fireplaces and dimly lit tables for two in the back. And if that place happens to offer candied bacon, champagne and Hemingway daiquiris... well, so much the better.
Discretion and rum pair so nicely together.