For locals and tourists looking to get a great view of Chicago, the logical response is to visit an observation deck on the top of one of the tall skyscrapers in the city (there are many of those.) The John Hancock building, while not the tallest, sits at the top of the Magnificent Mile and boasts one of the best views of the city.
There’s also a bar.
Two adults can pay the $17 fee each to visit the John Hancock Observatory, or, they can go a couple floors up to The Signature Lounge at the 96th – where the price is one drink per person.
Now, the drinks at The Signature Lounge are overpriced just like most bars in the city, but these are overpriced with a fantastic view.