UPDATE: This story was originally published on September 6.Be it with co-workers for happy hour or your besties on Friday night, your de rigueur drinking spot can become as predictable as the less-than-exciting vodka soda you routinely order. Our suggestion? Try something unexpected — hit the solid standby, the hotel bar.
Whether you're in the mood for a classic experience or a hip pickup joint, we're here to remind you about nine establishments you may have overlooked. Considering these watering holes are located within Chicago's most luxe hotels, why wouldn't you want to have a drink there? In fact, we'll even tell you what to order. Oh, and you need not be on a vacay to visit — though, with a break from your old routine, it may feel like one.