We’ve been anxiously awaiting Drumbar, the speakeasy-inspired lounge perched atop Raffaello Hotel’s 18th story. Naturally, then, we wasted no time sending our photographer on Saturday to check out the opening weekend scene. Streeterville’s finest mingled on the 1,500-square-foot outdoor terrace, sipping Benjamin Newby’s (The Underground) complex concoctions, which include the Noir—a mix of Johnnie Walker Black, Aperol, fresh lemon juice, tobacco syrup, and grapefruit bitters. From 200 feet above Delaware Place, the skyline looked almost as lovely as the patrons.


Photography: Jeff Schear