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Whether you’re staying in the hotel or just stopping by for an after-work cocktail, Bernard’s, the bar inside Waldorf Astoria Chicago, offers a sophisticated atmosphere for imbibing. Dimmed lights and a rich, brown color palette set the tone inside Bernard’s. Plush pillows and cozy corners invite you to have an intimate conversation while you sip your drink. The bar serves a number of craft beers and fine cocktails, including the Aviation, a bespoke blend of gin, luxardo, crème de violette and lemon that will make you want to order another round (or two).
The Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel’s more casual bistro, Balsan, is another great place for a drink. Sit at the marble bar and order the savory cheese and charcuterie platter while enjoying a glass of wine from the superb list.