Chicago Athletic Association Hotel
12 S. Michigan Ave.
Sixteen bucks for a handcrafted cocktail downtown is reasonable enough. Add a stunning view of Millennium Park and the lakefront and you’ve got one of the best bargains in the city.
Who’s there:Savvy locals with tourists in tow
What to order:Pillar of Hercules ($16): Scotch, manzanilla sherry, melon shrub, hibiscus, mint, lemon