"Watch the sunset from signature lounge" John Hancock Center Tip by chagi1

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One of the highlights of our first day in Chicago was to watch the sunset from the 95th floor in the John Hancock center.
Like most of the Chicago natives will tell you, it is well worth going to the lounge and buying a drink rather than just going to the observatory. We would also have to agree!
A ticket to the observatory alone is about $10 and drinks at the lounge run about the same.
A non alcoholic drink, such as the one I had "Easy Street Martini" is $7.50, a beer is roughly $8 and we ended up having an appetizer of chicken tenders $11 while waiting for the sun to set.

One recommendation is to get there a little before the sunset. We actually arrived a good hour before the sunset and slowly enjoyed our drinks and appetizer. The lounge quickly fills up around sunset and in the evening and getting there late you may risk not having a good seat, let alone a seat at all.

Women, do check out the washroom, there is a gorgeous view even from the washroom, sorry gentlemen, no view from your washroom!

Going around sunset you get the bonus of enjoying the view in the daytime and after the sun sets in the evening. The sunsetting itself was gorgeous!!

If you wish to enjoy a dinner at the restaurant, reservations are recommended, especially on weekends or holidays.

Address: 875 N. Michigan Ave. 95th floor
Phone: 888-875-VIEW
Website: http://www.hancockobservatory.com

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written May 19, 2007
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