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“Fantastic views”
Review of Signature Lounge

Signature Lounge
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US$70.00*
and up
360 Chicago Observation Deck (formerly John...
Ranked #15 of 576 Nightlife in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 8 April 2014

We went on a Tuesday afternoon. There were no lines and we didn't have to wait long for the lift. The Lounge is on the 96th floor and for the price of a drink you get to enjoy the view across all of Chicago and the lake. Cheaper than going to the observatory and with the bonus of a drink.

Don't go expecting anything glamorous, but good views with little cost.

Thank AMB85
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Reviewed 6 April 2014

We went up here on a Saturday afternoon. We waited about 30 minutes to take the elevator up. Once at the top, we sat down in the smaller section that faces north (there was a queue for the southern-facing room).

The drinks weren't too outrageously priced, which was nice - oftentimes at these places, the prices are crazy. And the view was very nice, though it was hard to enjoy, since most of the tables next to the window were occupied, and it's hard to get up close without getting in the way of other patrons.

The staff wasn't particularly helpful - we waited quite a while to get served, and they seemed generally rushed and distracted. Between the wait to even get up to the bar and the poor service at the bar, we were overall disappointed. The view is nice, but it wasn't worth it.

Thank Jon C
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Reviewed 31 March 2014

We arrived on a Sunday at 5pm & noticed a long line waiting to get to the lounge. After checking our ID we were told a 25 min wait. 40 min later we arrived on the 96th Signature Lounge floor. The observatory is on the 94th & the restaurant on the 95th. The lounge occupies the entire floor with sweeping views of Lake Michigan,the entire city & the restaurant down below. We enjoyed our cocktails & views during sun, sunset & nite fall. We captured some incredible pictures. The south side has the best views.
Beware, if you do not ask to wait for a window table you can not move to one later. That info would have been nice prior to our seating. The hostess said it would not be fair to other guests waiting if we moved. Even though we were spending money & noticed others coming in just for views. He said we would have to pay our bill & wait in line again for a window table. Ridiculous. Our server wasn't the most attentive either. I guess with the best views of the city why bother with customer service. My rating reflects the views not the service.

2  Thank Debra C
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Reviewed 28 March 2014

98 floors high and the most amazing view while you sip your
cocktails looking across the spectacular lit up city. A lovely
lounge and very good cocktails. Worth a visit.

1  Thank Jennifer M
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Reviewed 21 March 2014

It's lots more fun to sit down and have some food and drinks while viewing from the top, instead of paying for the "observatory" experience. The view from the ladies bathroom is spectacular, since the windows are full length.
My group of 6 were seated in a corner, so able to take in both north and west views from our table. Food and drinks are very good, and I don't think they are unreasonable in price, when you consider that people pay just as much to visit the floor above and they don't get any food! We ordered the Mediterranean platter and the smoked duck nachos, as well as virgin cocktails for the kids. Everyone enjoyed it very much!

Thank luv2snkl
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