Kimpton Gray Hotel
39 S. LaSalle St.
It’s the corner office in bar form: From this hotel spot’s windows, you can enjoy a stellar view of the Chicago Board of Trade Building while lounging on midcentury modern furniture, sipping a very strong martini, and, if the spirit moves you, browsing one of the thick law books that line the bar’s shelves.
Who’s there:Lawyers, power players
What to order:Financier ($15): brown-butter-washed brandy, amaretto, palo cortado sherry, Luxardo amaro abano