Discover Chicago’s newest hotspot for drinks, dancing, and private events of all kinds. The brand-new Essex Hotel Chicago is a modern masterpiece – and our crowning jewel may just be the multilevel lounge, SX Sky Bar, which the hotel shares with the Essex on the Park apartment building next door. This impressive lounge’s glass walls on the fifth and sixth floors showcase views of Grant Park and the lake – and can be fully retracted in warmer months to provide fresh air and even clearer vistas.
The swanky SX Sky Bar is designed around bi level hangout areas that have already become popular with locals and visitors to Chicago alike. The swanky space on the sixth floor has its own entrance via elevator directly from Michigan Avenue. Enjoy delicious craft cocktails and small plates served during lunch, dinner and into the late hours. The famed former sous chef of LondonHouse, Christopher Suzuki, is now head of SX Sky Bar’s fabulous kitchen, offering a collection of classic California shareables and sushi from 2:00 pm until closing time.
Bright velvet booths and plush, oversized thrones – adorned with birds and featuring footstools for those who need them – join together with richly colored walls of red, green and glass to create an imaginative atmosphere perfect for festivity and relaxation. Find the door marked VIP with the 9-foot-long beaded light fixture floating over the stairway. This takes you down to the technopop-inspired dance floor and smaller rooms available for one-of-a-kind private events. A live DJ pumps up the jam nightly within the hip and happening atmosphere, as lights from above project images on the classic poured concrete dance floor. For fun and entertainment long into the night, this is definitely the spot. It’s a distinctive venue that is lounge, bar, nightclub – and impressive event space, combined.
Discover the brand new Hotel Essex Chicago for yourself. Enjoy downtown accommodations offering magnificent views of Millennium Park, Grant Park, and the Museum Campus through floor-to-ceiling windows, along with first-class amenities and splendid onsite dining.