You’ll be interested to learn that Vol. 39, the swanky lobby bar at the Kimpton Gray Hotel, is opening this week in the Loop.
To get here, you’ll enter on the LaSalle side of the building, proceed up a giant marble staircase and walk through a door discreetly marked “Vol. 39.”
“What a sexy law office,” you’ll think, likely for the first time in your life, taking in the leather chesterfield couches, mid-century light fixtures and shelves lined with case law books.
If you’re finishing up a date here after a show, you can request a few glasses of champagne and caviar or maybe just an Italian donut spiked with Grand Marnier. Then, in the grand tradition of lobby bars past, they’ll deliver it to you tableside from a bar cart.
But should you find yourself entertaining a client or four after work, you’d benefit from occupying the low marble “conference table” for beef tartare sliders and what they call the “6-Martini Happy Hour.”
It’s a cool little thing they do that involves six different, one-ounce iterations of the classic martini, served in antique long-stem shot glasses.
You had a feeling there was a reason we put “conference table” in quotes.