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Filini Bar and Restaurant is located inside Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel at 221 North Columbus Drive in the Lakeshore East neighborhood of downtown Chicago, just blocks from the Chicago River. Filini and its bar have a bi-level design with stylish sight lines of the hotel’s main lobby, which is accessible by the Columbus Drive entryway marked by its bold blue vestibule. Once inside the lobby, Filini’s hostess stand and main dining room are located up one flight of stairs, and its bar is on the ground floor. Valet parking is offered via the luxury hotel’s driveway, or you can arrive via public transportation, as several bus lines have stops within walking distance just in front of the building. There aren’t many close El stations, though, so plan to walk a half-mile if arriving via train. Otherwise, cab it to the Italian restaurant.