CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – It’s really high. It’s got a great view. And it’s free. What is it? The Signature Lounge at the 96th floor of the John Hancock Center. It sits above the Signature Room (a pricey but worth-it-for-the-experience restaurant) and 2 floors above the official John Hancock observation deck which you have to pay for. That’s right, we just got you a better view of the city FOR FREE.
Use the $15 you just saved for a drink in the lounge. Little known fact: when you exit the elevators, everyone turns right, but there’s a small lounge to the left, too. The view of Lake Michigan and Michigan Ave. is incredibly amazing, day or night. If you’re a woman, there’s an added bonus — make sure to hit the bathroom because the floor-to-ceiling windows give insane views of the city (and of spiders outside — eww!).