The Bar at Nico Osteria
1015 N. Rush St.
This cathedral-ceilinged lounge in the Thompson Chicago hotel is the see-and-be-seen spot for the Gold Coast set, who linger on plush velvet couches and sip thoughtfully made, Italian-inspired cocktails.
Who’s there:Pretty people with impeccable blowouts
What to order:Via Calabria ($12): Caffo Vecchio Amaro del Capo, Campari, honey, lemon, tonic