There are a few advantages to winter in Chicago.
And no, we're not pitching a 200 Days of Winter reality series on Bravo.
All we're saying is our frostbitten misery comes with a silver lining: namely, ice bars, like the one now open at Vertigo Sky Lounge on the 26th floor of the Dana Hotel.
Recently opened for the season as Chicago’s one and only outdoor ice bar, this year’s theme is 90s après-ski lodge. And it’s a place that would make the crew from Hot Tub Time Machine run for the exits.
We’re talking a 14-foot ice bar surrounded by fire pits and stunning views of the frozen tundra below.
For you: a cold glass of Johnnie Walker Blue and massive ice polar bears. For her: a hot toddy and a warm kiss next to the fire.
After taking it all in, head indoors for live bands and DJs, sushi rolls and oxtail croquettes, and Cristal and Grey Goose bottle service.
Because there’s more than one way to pull off a fire & ice routine.