This 80-year-old bar was serving classic cocktails long before the word “classic” was added to them, and the martini, today, is as perfectly shaken as ever. Enter this old-school piano bar, with its dark woods and deep leather booths, and you know you’re seeing the same scene you’re grandparents did, when this was one of Chicago’s hot spots. Try to come on a Friday or Saturday night, when the piano player gets going and romance fills the air.
The Drake Hotel, 140 E Walton St. (at Michigan Ave.)., Chicago, IL 60611
Our Rating Transportation Subway/El: Red Line to Chicago Phone 312/787-2200 Web site Coq d’Or Other No cover or drink minimum
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